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Search for Common Ground
May 21 2023
Oregon GOP walkout reaches 3rd week, and moderates lament loss of political common ground
Oregon has long been seen as a quirky state whose main city was satirized in a TV comedy, where rugged country folk and urban hipsters could get along and political differences could be settled over a pint or two of craft beer. But with a Republican walkout in the Democrat-controlled Oregon Senate in its third week, Oregonians these days are wistfully recalling “The Oregon Way,” whenThe Oregonian
May 12 2023
US Supreme Court judges found common ground on a case about the humane treatment of pigs
The US Supreme court has sided with a California law mandating pork sold in the state come from pigs raised in humane conditions.
The court yesterday (May 11) upheld California’s Proposition 12 (Prop 12), which forbids the in-state sale of whole pork meat that comes from breeding pigs (or their immediate offspring) that are “confined in a cruel manner”—regardless of whether they’reQuartz
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Common Ground Committee
According to its About page, Common Ground Committee "inspires action on polarizing issues by bringing prominent leaders with opposing views together in public forums to find common ground."
Feb 27 2023
Walkable Cities Provide a Path Toward Common Ground and Climate ProgressFrom the Right
Growing up in the Texas suburbs, almost every errand was at least a 30-minute commitment.
You’d have to get in your car, drive down a six-lane road, park in a lot double the size of the business, and then repeat the process to drive home. America’s bias toward car-dependent communities has made our people – and our climate – worse off.
I recently had theStephen Perkins
Let's Find Common Ground
Let's Find Common Ground is a podcast produced for the Common Ground Committee, a group committed to bridging political divides through civil discourse. Richard Davies and Ashley Milne-Tyte co-host the show. New episodes are released on a bi-weekly schedule, each one covering a different topic with expert guests from varying viewpoints. They hope to provide "a healing path to
Apr 13 2023
Common Ground Alert: Left and Right Criticize Elon Musk’s Free Speech Record at Twitter
Across the political spectrum, news sources and pundits have shown concern that Twitter has censored links to Substack, a popular platform among independent writers.
On April 7, Twitter users started to notice that Twitter was marking tweets with Substack links as unsafe. It also began to disable likes, replies, and retweets for tweets with Substack links. Twitter users are speculatingClare Ashcraft
May 29 2023
From school grounds to Capitol grounds, Vietnam veterans honored on Memorial Day
This year marks 50 years since U.S. combat troops left Vietnam in 1973. MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — On the heels of National Vietnam War Veterans Day in March, commemorations continued Monday, marking 50 years since the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam and when the remaining U.S. prisoners of war were released in 1973. There was also a special focus on Vietnam veterans with a temporaryKARE11
Feb 22 2019
OPINION: Searching for Common Ground
Are people who disagree with us necessarily evil? Of course not. While advocating, defending, or fighting for our own principles and positions, harboring feelings of animosity toward our opponents is a poison that can rob us of our happiness and health.
When I was in law school at Michigan nearly half a century ago, my criminal law professor shared a statement that I’ve never forgottenGuest Writer - Right
Feb 02 2023
After high-stakes meeting with Biden, McCarthy says 'common ground' possible
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met in the Oval Office for more than hour Wednesday, and afterward McCarthy called it a "good first meeting," suggesting the two men might find a compromise over spending.
At the same time, he said there were "no agreements" and "no promises" made.
The highly anticipated meeting, the first the two men have held since McCarthyABC News (Online)