Common Ground An Alternative to Partisan Politics
Making Government Work
Our elected representatives owe their loyalty to us, not to their political parties. Our government should work for everyone. It is up to all of us to make that happen.
Health Care Policy
Health is a public good. It is in our national interest to create a health care system that balances quality, access, and cost.
Primary & Secondary Education
Access to high quality education is a basic right of every child, regardless of family income. But top-down federal initiatives continue to fail us.
Helping people overcome poverty makes our nation stronger. Let’s focus our efforts on public education and on antipoverty initiatives that work.
Restoring Competitive Markets
Free markets only work when they’re fair. It’s time for government to shift focus from pro-business policies to pro-market policies.
Reducing Federal Debt
Uncontrolled growth in federal debt threatens both our economic stability and national security. We need a comprehensive, bipartisan, long-term plan to reduce the debt.
Today’s challenges, from terrorism and nuclear proliferation to cyberattacks and pandemic disease, don’t respect national borders. Resolutions are not possible without some degree of American leadership and international cooperation.
Open-ended foreign policy commitments and undisciplined spending have overextended the US military. Our military capabilities should reflect our foreign policy initiatives.
Immigration enforcement and counterterrorism are very different functions of government. For either one to be effective, both must be conducted separately.
Freedom of Religion
Gun ownership, religious freedom, reproductive rights, drug policy -- all are complex and deeply personal issues. They shouldn’t drive us apart.
An Interview with Jimmy Dahman, Founder and Executive Director of the Town Hall Project
Jimmy Dahman is the founder and executive director of the Town Hall Project, a grassroots effort to encourage voters to have face-to-face conversations with their federal elected…
An Interview with Justine Lee and Tria Chang, Founders of Make America Dinner Again
If our hyper-partisan political environment has left you feeling dizzy, Justine Lee and Tria Chang would like to invite you to dinner. Since the 2016 presidential election,…
The NRA’s Role Reversal
On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy with a gun he bought through a mail order ad in an NRA magazine. Shortly…
This Is Your Brain on Party Affiliation
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