Archive: May 9, 2010 - May 15, 2010
Compromises often produce an outcome that everyone publicly supports but privately criticizes. Like Ronco's Pocket Fisherman, it seems like a great idea, until you realize it just isn't very practical.
By Garrison Wynn | May 13, 2010; 2:03 PM ET | Comments (1)
I recently watched some TV coverage of legislators in Taiwan and the Ukraine throwing punches at one another. So things could always be worse.
By Jan Scruggs | May 13, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)
Now more than ever the American public needs the men and women of Congress to work as a team.
By Cleve Francis | May 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
In my experience, it is collegiality that has been the key to what I call 'elegant solutions.' What is needed is not just compromise, but actual collaboration.
By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | May 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Being a Warrior can cause you to see as contentious things that don't have to be. That's what is happening in the bitterly partisan halls of Congress.
By Hile Rutledge | May 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
I shudder to think where we might be today if Glenn Beck or Christopher Hitchens had been at the Continental Congress instead of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
By Patricia McGuire | May 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
I think that more of Congress has to get in touch with the American people. They say they are but are they really?
By Eric Schaeffer | May 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Trying to be your kids' 'buddy' will not help you instill values like the importance of academic success and moral behavior.
By Jan Scruggs | May 10, 2010; 3:03 PM ET | Comments (5)
I have found that children who name one of their parents as their best friends usually end up being more immature. They always know a safety net is waiting for them.
By Eric Schaeffer | May 10, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
My mother and I are friends, now, after all these years -- but I still know who's the boss in this relationship!
By Patricia McGuire | May 10, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)
A lot of this change in attitude -- parents now being cool again -- is an interesting byproduct of natural generational shifts in values.
By Hile Rutledge | May 10, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)