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The Bonvie Blog: Dangers Lurk After Halloween

October 31, 2017 Now that Halloween is here again (it always sneaks up on you), we hope you've heeded our earlier advice and found treats that are free of the various “badditives” that are still being allowed in so many products. But those scary ingredients, such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial

The Bonvie Blog: Tricks or Treats? Halloween Creeps Nearer…

October 18, 2017 New Jersey - Halloween is coming. And the scariest stuff is as close as your fridge or pantry. It’s that time of year again when, unless you live in an isolated cabin in the woods (or possibly more so if you do), stocking up on “treats” is practically obligatory. Now,

Transpartisan Review

We thank you for following along with the evolution of the Transpartisan Review. We believe strongly in this project by CFH President and Board Chair James S. Turner and colleague A. Lawrence Chickering - an effort to free the issues of the day from the shackles of partisan politics as

Transpartisan Note #56

Possibilities for Transpartisan Governance Transpartisan Note #56 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner In Note #54 we introduced the Centrist Project. This group promotes cooperation and collaboration among state legislators. It seeks out sitting legislators willing to declare independence from current parties and willing candidates to run as independents. They expect

Transpartisan Note #55

The Centrist Project Meets the Washington Press Transpartisan Note #55 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an Independent and former Republican, and Byron Mallott, his Democratic rival, debated each other so many times that they got to be allies. “We discovered that we liked our state a

Transpartisan Note #54

Independents Day Transpartisan Note #54 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Today we present The Centrist Project’s announcement of its first Washington, DC press conference… Independent elected officials from across the country will join together for the first time in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, July 12, for an ‘Independents Day’ event organized

Transpartisan Review Note #53

Trump as "Disrupter" Transpartisan Note #53 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner We have been musing along the following lines: Among all criticisms of President Trump, the most common is his apparently unbreakable habit of sending provocative tweets that often conflict with and disturb efforts to advance his developing policy agenda. Such

Transpartisan Review Note #52

Matrix: Broadening the Left/Right Spectrum Transpartisan Note #52 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner New York Times columnist Ross Douthat usefully introduces a matrix into his analysis of American politics (“In Search of the American Center,” NYT 6/21/17). He reports on a study by the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group and

Transpartisan Review Note #51

Taco Trucks at Every Mosque Americans Embrace Diversity Locally Transpartisan Note #51 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner ‘Taco Trucks at Every Mosque’ is a celebration of breaking of the fast (iftar) during the month of Ramadan by Orange County, California, Muslim and Latino community members. It took place June 15th at