There are plenty of aspects of workers’ rights and well-being that gain approval from people across the political spectrum.
Poverty compounds many policies and social issues, from education to incarceration. This means that both sides have incentives to mitigate it, resulting in a lot of common ground on the issue.
Education is an issue that touches everyone – and can easily be divisive, especially when it comes to matters like whether teachers should be allowed to conceal information from parents about their child. So, where do Americans agree on education policy?
While much of the country remains deeply divided on trans issues, there has been much progress and common ground on LGBTQ issues as a whole.
With the United States consistently oscillating between isolationist and interventionist periods depending on the political climate, views about foreign policy tend to shift with the times. Even so, party divisions exist on this issue, as does common ground.
Debates pertaining to family matters can be some of the most contentious in politics because they are so personal. Despite these disputes, there is still a lot of common ground on family and childcare policy.
A bipartisan group of 16 senators is preparing a variety of proposals to update the Electoral Count Act, and CommonSense American, which prepares briefings on legislative ideas and encourages advocacy from its 43,000 members, released survey data this week on some of those concepts.
The proposal includes enhanced background checks of buyers under 21, funding for mental health and school safety resources, and grants for states to enforce "red flag" laws.
Would reinstating congressional earmarks improve or hinder legislative gridlock as well as bipartisanship?
Even on this Balkanized political landscape, there is occasional evidence of bipartisan cooperation.
Presidential elections are fought in between the forty-yard lines. Midterms are won and lost on the goal lines.
The bill banning most imports from the Xinjiang region of China addresses a critical matter of international policy on which Biden should deploy as much political capital as he can muster.
Both Democrats and Republicans have begun to fight for improved and expanded mental health resources.
Reweaving the fabric of civil dialogue must be a national priority, and mediation is the way to do it right. “Too many Americans see our public life, not as an arena for mediation of our differences,” Joe Biden has observed , but “as an occasion for total, unrelenting, partisan warfare.”...
Cornel West and Robert P. George are unlikely friends, but they are so close they call each other “brother” and regularly talk about friendship and faith across political differences. West, a Democratic Socialist, public intellectual and self-described “revolutionary Christian,” and...
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Joe Biden was sworn into office less than two weeks ago and he is already facing the type of seminal decision that could define his presidency. Worse, it’s not clear if either option he is considering is a particularly good one...
You know it’s hard out here for an optimist. We can see that the outgoing president will continue to indulge his penchant for brinkmanship and disruption until noon on Jan. 20, and that the consequences of his behavior will create all sorts of obstacles to his successor and inflict all...
At times it seems that America is blanketed with a blinding fog of combative rhetoric and polarization. Yet many lights still shine through as beacons of bipartisanship. Many of those who lead us on our path to greater bipartisanship are the politically active youth of America. In some...