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CANCELED: FINDING COMMON GROUND ON IMMIGRATION PUBLIC FORUM

This event has been canceled. Come back to find out about our next Public Forums.

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NEW PUBLIC FORUM: FINDING COMMON GROUND ON TAXES

The honorable Barney Frank and Larry Kudlow engage in a productive discussion on key questions affecting the political debate over federal tax reform in this Presidential election year.Read more »

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FINDING COMMON GROUND: THEN & NOW PUBLIC FORUM

David Gergen and Chris Matthews with stories and insights driving the point home that shared experiences and relationships, as personified by Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil, enable political rivals to find common ground and work together.Read more »

LATEST ON COMMON GROUNDER BLOG

The Algorithms of Fear

The Algorithms of Fear recently published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review brings new and needed insight to the insidious tendency in today’s political landscape to maintain the division between people who hold different views and have different paradigms. As we learned when Facebook was accused of a politically left bias in its “trending” news section, the media world heavily relies on algorithms to address its audiences. Algorithms are pieces of computer software that follow sets of rules to make calculations or solve problems. They are very good at “automatically” delivering content and information that people’s past online activity suggests they want. Read more »

COMMON GROUND IN ACTION

Cranes, curlews, and cows — the delicate debate over Oregon’s federal lands

A PBS News Hour story about how ranchers, federal officials and environmental groups are coming together to deal with conflict over cattle grazing on public lands in Oregon. Earlier this year, the conflict made national headlines because of a military style standoff. Now the parties are listening to one another, respectfully, and making good progress to finding solution. Watch the program Read more »

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