Congress’s Most Famous Bipartisan Roadtrip: The Friendship of Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd

Divisions in Washington, D.C. can seem bitter, so it can be helpful to remember more positive bipartisan experiences that began only a few years ago and continued afterward. A two-day road trip made by two Texas congressmen from different political parties from San Antonio to Washington,...
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When Biden Unites the Country to Confront a Mortal Threat – Sort Of

From the Center This view is from an author rated as Center. President Joe Biden spoke at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia this week, where he called the debate over voting rights “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil war.” The next day he went to...
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How Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” Can Help Us Find Common Ground

Imagine that the economy has imploded and you have just been let go from your job. After months of tirelessly searching for a new job, your savings have been depleted and you are forced to foreclose on your home. As you sit, stressfully contemplating your plans for the future, what are...
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Story of the Week: Crime Concerns at 4-Year High Amid Surge in Violence

Amid a recent surge in violent crime and shootings, Americans' concerns about crime are at a four-year high. An ABC News / Washington Post poll conducted in June found that 59% of Americans believe crime is an “extremely” or “very” serious problem. At least 150 people were killed in...
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