Politics

Two-faced hypocrisy of Republican religious freedom

The Syrian refugee crisis has lately become political cannon fodder for a supposed clash between Muslim and Western values. Donald Trump and American conservative media organizations like the Daily Caller have claimed that the existence...

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Our Common Cause: End partisan gerrymandering

In today’s highly charged political atmosphere, with so much attention focused on our disagreements, it’s easy to lose sight of Americans’ shared values. One of those is our belief that free speech means everyone’s voice should be heard and that...

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There is great responsibility being in the minority

During my time in the Senate, it didn’t take me long to realize that there are two types of people in Washington. There are the “talkers,” who want to deliver the most attention-grabbing quotes and the “...

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Instant-runoff voting: the key to increased voter choice?

One rainy, chilly, so-Irish day in October 2011, voters braved the cold and slippery cobblestones to reach polling places scattered throughout Dublin, intending to elect their choice for President of the Republic of Ireland. When voters were...

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Civil Politics

Americans not only vote for leaders who match our vision for the country, we elect people that we believe will work across the political aisle to get things done.

Unfortunately, over our combined 60 years serving in Congress, we saw too...

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Lessons learned from primary season

Last week marked the end of the presidential primary season. After 18 months of speeches and debates and millions of tweets, Facebook posts, and email blasts, it will go down in history as a pivotal moment in our experiment with democracy. And...
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Tim Huelskamp deserves our thanks

Many things have shocked me this election cycle, but little else compares to the attacks on Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) for “going Washington.”

If there’s anyone in Congress who hasn’t “gone Washington,” and has remained...

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Moving past the immigration impasse in a bipartisan way

America's presidential primaries and the recent Brexit signal a troubling tendency towards isolationism and a heightened anti-immigrant rhetoric fueled by fears of demographic diversity, terrorist threats and middle class concerns about...

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