Archive: Meeting in the middle
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; 02:03 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)