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por tuh zuhn ship

  • n  an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

  • Reflexive partisanship is poisoning our politics, preventing us from solving our most pressing problems.
  • Partisanship seems to help form the context that helps create evaluations of the candidates on the ballot.
  • BROOKS: In the United States, we've seen the intense power of partisanship.
News & Articles

  • Can we agree?
    Most of our Founders were opposed to organized political parties, both Jefferson and Washington, most vehemently, argued that ideological partisanship would rip our people and nation apart. We have...
    June 11, 2013 - Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune
  • Changes to Wake school board nears passage
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The General Assembly is close to changing how voters choose the leaders of North Carolina's largest school system, which has been mired in partisanship in recent years.
    June 11, 2013 - The Daily Reflector
  • LETTER: Partisanship defines GOP
    Most Republicans are unwilling to put the country's best interest ahead of partisanship.
    June 10, 2013 - The San Angelo Standard-Times

  • John McCain in Reuters
    Our leaders are expected to leave partisanship at the door and come to the table to solve our problems. Senator Obama and his allies in Congress infused unnecessary partisanship into the process,McCain said during a campaign stop in Iowa.
  • Barack Obama in The Hill (blog)
    I don't think [the American people] want more gridlock, I don't think they want more partisanship, I don't think they want more obstruction,Obama said. "They didn't send us to Washington to to fight each other in some sort of political...
  • Michael Bloomberg in New York Times
    We have achieved real progress by overcoming the partisanship that too often puts narrow interests above the common good,Mr. Bloomberg said in his statement. "As a political independent, I will continue to work with those in all political...

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