Solomon Kleinsmith

46 Flips | 14 Magazines | 14 Likes | 2 Following | @SolomonKlnsmth | Solomon Kleinsmith is Lead Catalyst & Public Editor (founder / organizer / blog manager) at Uniters.org - Centrist Independent & Moderate Voter Network

A Big Tent Centrist Party More Likely to Work Than a Center-Right Moderate Party

I don’t talk about this much because, well – I don’t see the point in beating a horse that is not only dead, but has been dead for nearly 170 years, …

Centrist Review Podcast #1: Intro, Ranked Choice Voting, Shutdown & Trump Fatigue

Of, by & for centrist independents, center-right & center-left moderates - The Centrist Review Podcast is a weekly program co-hosted by:<p><b>Solomon</b> …

What You Need to Know About Government Shutdowns

No Labels<p>Congress has until January 19 to pass a spending bill to fund the federal government through the fiscal year that ends September 30, 2018. …

Make no mistake: A government #shutdown is no good for either party. It’s the most egregious example of partisan dysfunction. https://t.co/UyYSMaDGpq

Greg Orman: Independent Trailblazer

<b>By James Piltch | January 17, 2018</b>Greg Orman is a businessman and entrepreneur from Kansas, where he is now exploring running for governor as an …

Today’s Impeach-O-Meter: Democrats Unveil Worst Campaign Idea Since "Pokemon Go to the Polls"

<i>The Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends,</i> …

An antidote for our poisoned politics

An intriguing concordance has emerged on the urgency of stopping hyper-partisan politics. Republican columnist David Brooks wrote on Jan. 2 of the …

Democrats and Republicans are divided on whether Trump is dividing them

<b>(CNN) —</b> "The Bible tells us," a freshly sworn-in President Trump said during a softer point in his inaugural speech, "how good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity."<p>Nearly a year later, a new Quinnipiac poll suggests that some combination of partisan animosity and Trump's own …

A new approach to redistricting in Pennsylvania and beyond | Opinion

Redistricting is the political buzzword for 2018. A groundswell of recent actions — lawsuits in Pennsylvania and in other states, pending Supreme …

University of California

Third Party Groundswell with Special Guest

Welcoming a special guest, Solomon Kleinsmith, from the Rise of the Center organization. Our discussion will be an introduction to Rise of the Center …

Independent Action - Something's Brewing in Colorado

Welcome to one of our weekly posts, Independent Action, where we let you know the important moves independent candidates and organizations have made …

Commuter Rail

GOUVEIA: Nothing in common but friendship

As we enter 2018, we are a country divided. Our political, philosophical and societal differences have solidified into an almost impenetrable barrier.<p>…

New York Yankees

Trump signs bipartisan bill to improve opioid screening technology

Email Print Comments<p>Advertisement<p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at giving Customs and Border Protection …

Bipartisan deal would create 12-year citizenship pathway

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan agreement among a handful of senators to prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants includes a …

What we need are more political moderates

We live in fragmented and polarized times. Our political fringes have become mainstream, and the centrists have been pushed to the periphery.<p>While …

Political Science

Political Polarization: How Divided Are Americans On Key Issues?

We hear on a regular basis how Americans are becoming increasingly polarized when it comes to our politics.<p>And that may be no surprise. After all, in …

Political Science

Hickenlooper calls for bipartisanship to address 'fiercely urgent' issues in final State of State

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday in his last State of the State address that his final 364 days in office will be “an eternity …

Republicans

A White House That Can’t Shoot Straight

The NBC News Political Unit’s morning newsletter First Read on Thursday nailed it, noting, “The last two days are a reminder that 2018 will be all …

Trump: Democrats don't want DACA deal

President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for stalled immigration negotiations amid backlash over vulgar comments he made in the Oval Office while meeting with lawmakers this week.

Donald Trump

Democrats think 2018 will be a good year, but are they realistic about their own problems?

Thanks mostly to President Trump, Democrats believe they are poised for good things in 2018: the possibility of taking control of the House and gains elsewhere in the midterm elections. But planning victory laps would be premature. Whatever their prospects for the fall campaigns, the Democrats are …

Roy Moore 2.0: This Arizona Republican Could Cost the GOP the Senate

Following Republican Roy Moore's historic upset defeat in Alabama, Democrats are giddy at the prospect of stealing another seat in a GOP …

Privatized Tax Collection Loses Money

For the third time the IRS hired contractors to collect unpaid federal taxes, and for the third time the effort is falling short: contractors are …

Low Public Confidence in American System

Refocusing our politics on the issues that matter

Every freshman member of Congress packs their bags for Washington already envisioning the more perfect republic they seek to build. They all know it …

Law never intended for taxpayers to pay sexual harassment settlements, author says

CLOSE<p>The Washington Post is calling for Rep. Blake Farenthold to resign, mainly because he allowed a sexual harassment claim against him to be paid …

U.S. Supreme Court takes up fight over Texas electoral districts

The high court in September put both lower court rulings that had invalidated the Republican-drawn districts on hold in September. The justices were …

President Should Apologize For 'Absurd' Comments: John Kasich

Ohio's governor said Trump's comments about foreign nations was "absurd and deserved to be condemned."<p>COLUMBUS, OH — Continuing his history of …

Interior puts grants worth hundreds of millions of dollars through political review

The Interior Department has adopted a new screening process for the discretionary grants it makes to outside groups, instructing staff to ensure those awards "promote the priorities" of the Trump administration.<p>The Dec. 28 directive, obtained by The Washington Post, represents the latest attempt by …