One party control is not working

Political battles in Washington reveal the sad state of governing. Traditional pragmatism has been replaced by strict partisanship.  Checks and balances are threatened. Partisanship – “It’s my way or the highway” – has replaced the pragmatic style of government. Our tradition has been to find practical solutions to clear public needs. Is there no role […]

Media in crossfire: fact checking vs. fake news

The U.S. is deeply divided about public policy and society’s values.  The media, the supposedly neutral chronicler of events, is caught in the crossfire and losing public support. In a rapidly changing news world, many people believe that newspapers and electronic media are biased.  They have doubts if there is any reliable source. Politicians view […]

GOP can’t fix Obamacare; Dems lack a plan

Health care “repeal and reform” is a mess, and both parties must share the responsibility for what now appears to be a national crisis. It’s worth recalling the essential elements of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – that have led to the crisis. The ACA extended health insurance coverage to tens of millions of […]