How to Repair a Partisan Congress


This is an excerpt from the original post, which can be found in full on The Aspen Institute site at

In today’s Congress, representatives find almost no room for agreement with members of the opposing party. An inability to pass new legislation is now a common fixture of American government — but it wasn’t always this way. Aspen Institute Vice Presidents Dan Glickman and Mickey Edwards know this first hand. They served together in Congress from the late 1970s through the early 1990s: Dan as a Democrat representing Kansas and Mickey as a Republican from Oklahoma. They discuss with Politico’s Anna Palmer how they were able to work across the aisle then, and what Congress can do now to combat intense partisanship...