Congress needs strong parties, but it also needs the capacity to deal with budget and entitlement challenges that are likely beyond the reach of pure partisan exertion.
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I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any other time in recent history.
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I believe we must seek God's will, never presuming to identify it with our own program or power.
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I have also come to understand Congress' need for a bipartisan as well as a partisan capacity.
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Personal faith can be a powerful force for public good.
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The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.
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What drew me to both study and activism was the formative experience of the civil rights movement.
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Unified party control of the organs of government has proved no panacea.
We simply must do better.
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