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Governing from the middle

Given today’s political environment, it is sometimes difficult to recall a time, not so long ago, when working across party lines and seeking compromise on public policy issues was commonplace, expected, and the appropriate way to approach lawmaking. That seems like eons ago. But all is not broken, and fortunately, it’s possible to promote an environment where making public policy is not divisive and mean-spirited.

But it takes work. It takes doing our best to understand those with opposing viewpoints and recognizing that their ideas have legitimacy. It is also understanding that a goo...


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