The Time Has Come To Take Toxic Partisanship Head On

This article was originally published on ChangeRoots. TL;DR Things are f — ed up Toxic partisans have contempt for those in the other party, insult them, won’t listen to ideas outside their party, refuse to compromise and put their own interests over the country. We estimate three-quarters of elected officials are toxic partisans while only one-third of […]

4 Things You Need to Know About Partisanship and Voting Behavior

Article was originally published on ChangeRoots. Deep thinkers are more likely to be blind partisans There was a study done to determine which type of people are most likely to blindly follow whatever the leaders of their political party tell them. To start out they measured two things in each of the participants; how tribal […]

2 Supreme Court justices who will soon share the bench with Brett Kavanaugh spoke about partisanship on the high court

Allison Shelley/Getty Images Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan gave remarks about their experiences on the nation’s highest court, and talked specifically about the idea of political bias on the bench. Justice Sotomayor said “we have to rise above partisanship in our personal relationships.” Sotomayor spoke broadly about how Supreme Court justices need […]

Belgium Moves Away From 19th-Century Style Partisanship

Veteran Belgian politician Mieke Vogels of the Groen! party is a child of the rebellious 1960s. But as Flemish minister of health and well-being between 1999 and 2003, her plans for reforms, she argues, were resisted by entrenched social pillars that have for over a century split Belgian life along political affiliations. Now, 15 years […]

Bye, Partisanship 👋

For years, Selim, a director at the Department of Homeland Security, built relationships with Muslim community leaders as part of the federal government’s programs to combat violent extremism. The idea was for the federal government to support local initiatives to prevent children and young adults from being recruited and radicalized by violent extremist groups, such […]

iCivics teaches kids about politics, not partisanship

Politics has become virtually inescapable, whether on social media or in games. For the nonprofit iCivics, this isn’t a recent development. Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded it in 2009 to provide tools for civic education with free games like Counties Work and We the Jury, which are all available on the […]