Finding Common Ground

Bipartisan thoughts from our founder, Charles Wheelan

The Republican Tax Plan is Fiscal Heroin

The point of electing Centrist Independents is to empower the political center, to build a bridge between Republicans and Democrats, and to get things done. As I’ve written before in our Finding Common Ground series, there are a host of issues on which Centrist Independents could be the catalyst for productive legislation: infrastructure, health care reform, even gun policy.

Finding Common Ground On Gun Policy

Where do we even begin after Las Vegas? The shooting was so calculatingly evil, so tragic for the victims and so sad for our nation. And yet we have been here before: after Sandy Hook, after the Orlando nightclub shooting, after Louisiana GOP Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in the capital this summer. Our reaction is always shock and sorrow – followed almost immediately by the same predictable partisan debate on guns. I fervently believe that electing more centrist independents...

Finding Common Ground: 5 Key Ways to Bridge the Hyper-Partisan Divide on Infrastructure

Remember all that talk about infrastructure during the 2016 presidential campaign? America needs massive new investments in infrastructure: safer bridges; modern sewers; a more efficient electricity grid; better transportation options; an upgraded air traffic control system; and so on. Building infrastructure would create jobs in the short run. More important, it would make us richer and more productive as a nation in the long run.

Finding Common Ground: Health Care

If only we had a handful of Centrist Independents in the U.S. Senate right now to be the catalyst for a more constructive debate over real health care reform. Health care does not have to be a hyper-partisan issue; sadly the Republicans and Democrats have turned it into one.