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Jul 27, 2016: The Transpartisan Review Blog #4

America has a representative government. Voters elect leaders who appoint civil servants, and they implement ‘public policy’. This works for much public business, but in areas involving social services—school reform, drug rehabilitation, criminal justice, race relations, poverty and even security policy, results fall far short of aspirations.

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Jul 05, 2016: Understanding ‘Brexit,’ the British Exit from the EU

By A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner The British vote to leave the European Union (EU) caught everyone by surprise—pundits, politicians and profiteers. Part of the confusion stems from analyzing the disaffection in terms of left and right. In the mainstream analysis, xenophobic racism explained why the far right wanted separation; therefore everyone else should have united around ‘remain’,…

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Jul 04, 2016: The Transpartisan Review: Our Introductory Blog Post

By A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner As we noted in our introduction, The Transpartisan Review will concentrate on promoting new political ideas, ideas that bring people together who are now in conflict. Since the current debate focuses entirely on conflict, the approaches we explore will be hard to find in the current debate. Yet they are often essential…

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Jul 04, 2016: Introducing The Transpartisan Review Project

Dear Citizen for Health, Below is an introduction to The Transpartisan Review project. My co-author, Lawry Chickering, and I are developing the Review to expand the themes in our 2008 book Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life. I think it is of special importance and relevance to Citizens for Health because health is one of the largest arenas where people from…