While healthy, civil debate between political parties is an essential component of American democracy, the current poisonous partisanship in politics is impeding progress on issues of vital importance to the nation. Despite this reality, strong examples exist of political leaders who have transcended party lines and improved the government function. What lessons can we learn from these "best practices" in bipartisanship to shift our divisive discourse and restore common ground and collaborative thinking? What issues can we focus on today that hold promise in bridging this partisan gap?
"The Case for Bipartisanship" brought together BPC President Jason Grumet, Jim Douglas, former Vermont Governor and BPC Governors' Council member, and Dan Glickman, former Congressman of Kansas, former Secretary of Agriculture, and BPC Senior Fellow, to explore the historical dynamic and importance of bipartisanship and offer new ideas on key issues that are ripe for bipartisan action.