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Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy

Governance / June 24, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

BPC’s Commission on Political Reform announced a set of bipartisan recommendations on Congress, public service, and the electoral system.

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Fixing Washington’s Political Gridlock

Governance / News March 28, 2014

Frustration over political polarization and gridlock in Washington has been on the rise for years. It’s well documented in a slew of public opinion polls that show how little faith Americans have in their leaders to be able to compromise…

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Olympia Snowe and Victoria Kennedy: Washington can be fixed

Olympia Snowe / News March 26, 2014

It has become routine to talk about the polarization in Washington leading to gridlock and dysfunction in Congress. But Washington need not be irretrievably broken.

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A National Conversation on Congress

Governance / March 26, 2014 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

BPC’s Commission on Political Reform, in partnership with USA TODAY, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, hosted a town hall conversation on Congress.

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BPC/USA TODAY National Survey on Congress

Governance / Research March 25, 2014

Could there be an improvement in the way Americans view Congress? Our poll says yes if the institution itself is willing to make some changes into the way it currently operates.

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Optimism for Congressional Reform

Matthew Weil / Blog March 25, 2014

Could there be an improvement in the way Americans view Congress? Our poll says yes if the institution itself is willing to make some changes into the way it currently operates.

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Partisanship is good. Partisanship works.

Governance / News March 24, 2014

It’s become accepted fact these days in that partisanship is ruining everything. But what if that’s not true?

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Susan Page: Divided we still stand – and getting used to it

Governance / News March 23, 2014

The sharp political divide that Americans say they hate may be becoming the new normal. A USA TODAY/Bipartisan Policy Center poll taken this month, the fourth in a year-long series, shows no change in the overwhelming consensus that U.S. politics…

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SOTU Media Coverage 2014: Front Pages and Home Pages

Abbey Brandon / Blog January 29, 2014

Was the media coverage from the President Obama’s State of the Union address partisan? Below is a round-up of the front pages and home pages of popular news outlets. Take a look at the headlines and share your opinions, common…

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2013: A Year of Bipartisan Moments at BPC

Abbey Brandon / Blog January 6, 2014

We know partisanship is popular and conflict tends to be celebrated, but at BPC, 2013 was all about putting policy before politics. We’re taking a final look back at the top moments from another busy year at BPC.

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