The only elected Republican selected for President Obama’s Cabinet, former U.S. transportation secretary and congressman Ray LaHood sought to bridge the partisan divide between the new Democratic administration and Republicans on Capitol Hill. In 2015, LaHood, along with coauthor Dr. Frank H. Mackaman of The Dirksen Congressional Center, released their book Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life… Continue reading Town Square Discussion on Partisanship and Book Signing by Ray LaHood
A Fox News Poll taken Sunday through Tuesday finds that "74 percent want GOP lawmakers to reach out to Democrats and try to find a compromise. That includes 86 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of Republicans." Can the Republicans engage in seeking bipartisanship? One has already done so. The only elected Republican selected for… Continue reading 74% Want GOP Lawmakers to Try Seeking Bipartisanship
As budget debates continue in Washington, will President Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan be realized or will it fall through? The infrastructure issue is one which President Obama's administration attempted to address too. Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was just interviewed on the National Journal about this and he also discussed the problem… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Highlight: Seeking Bipartisanship
A recent Pew report noted that "a large majority of the public wants the new president to work closely with members of the opposing party in Congress (76%)" and that "Overall, 50% say it is either very (10%) or somewhat (41%) likely that Donald Trump will work with Democrats in Washington on important issues, while… Continue reading Seeking Bipartisanship a Must Now All the More
Seeking Bipartisanship, the new book by Secretary Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman of the Dirksen Congressional Center, made front-page news this weekend. An online article is also available. It notes that like Secretary LaHood, the atypical politician: The writing for the book also followed an atypical pattern. LaHood and Mackaman started in mid-2007, in… Continue reading Seeking Bipartisanship by Secretary Ray LaHood Makes Front-Page News
Cambria Press Book Talk by Author Secretary Ray LaHood Close to 300 people turned up for Secretary Ray LaHood's talk on his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship, at Bradley University yesterday. The book, which was written with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman who heads the Dirksen Congressional Center, is an unprecedented book detailing Secretary LaHood's efforts to… Continue reading Outstanding Turnout for Secretary Ray LaHood’s Book Talk on Seeking Bipartisanship at Bradley University
Cambria Press Publication Excerpt from Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman: "Congress does not need to be —indeed should not be— a contest to see who can shout the loudest or who can throw the most accusations at the other party. We should rationally attempt to address, discuss, and solve problems on… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Excerpt from Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman
Dr. Anthony "Jack" Gierzynski is today's featured Cambria Press author. His book is exactly what the American government needs to read as we approach the upcoming election seasons of 2014 and 2016. With Americans still weary from the 2012 election, one has to wonder if the future elections will bring about any change we can… Continue reading APSA 2013 – Best Part – Meeting yet another happy author and learning about saving the American elections!
Not a thing! This is what Dr. Anthony Gierzynski (University of Vermont), author of the widely praised Saving the American Elections: A Diagnosis and Prescription for a Healthier Democracy (Cambria Press, 2011), predicts based on his research. Read Dr. Gierzynski's commentary below: * * * * * * * * Malfunctioning Elections and Gridlock: Why the 2014 and 2016 Elections Won’t Solve… Continue reading What will the 2014 and 2016 Elections Solve?