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Joe Markowitz

Winning

Joe Markowitz

In the analyses of this week's budget deal, whether from the politicians of both parties or from the pundits, mostly we are hearing about which side scored the most points.

Joe Markowitz

Compared to What?

Joe Markowitz

In my sometimes over-simplified way of looking at negotiated agreements, I have argued that the most useful way to evaluate a potential deal is to compare it to alternatives that are actually available.

Dan Simon

Social Networking Ain’t Transformative Mediation

Dan Simon

Those people [who share your political perspective] are vile and despicable and should be ashamed of themselves!

Phyllis Pollack

Alternative Facts

Phyllis Pollack

After this political year, we ask: why will the publis only accept facts which support their current beliefs?

John Lande

Is Political Moderation a Virtue These Days?

John Lande

In the wake of our extremely polarizing election this year, is moderation a virtue today?

Richard Barbieri

The Election Wasn’t About What You Make, But About Who You Know

Richard Barbieri

Two theories about conflict, and particularly about means of diminishing conflict, hold promise in understanding the election, though not necessarily in ameliorating the conflicts revealed there.

Maria Simpson

Such Interesting Language!

Maria Simpson

The current linguistic environment is instructive, scary, and actually great fun.

John Lande

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles - Part 5

John Lande

President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries.

John Lande

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles - Part 4 of 4

John Lande

Troubled by the corrosive conflict stirred up by the election, I have written a series of posts about how we might move forward constructively, particularly on the personal (as distinct from the political) level.

John Lande

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles - Part 3 of 4

John Lande

People should first try to understand others, especially those with whom we disagree – perhaps disagreeing quite strongly.

John Lande

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles - Part 2 of 4

John Lande

The Presidential election and the week following has brought the deep divides in this nation to a head, and brought to light numerous issues in our country.

John Lande

How Can We Build Common Ground Between Bubbles? Part 1 of 4

John Lande

This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.

Lila MacLellan

The Scientifically Proven, Step-by-Step Guide to Having a Breakthrough Conversation Across Party Lines

Lila MacLellan

There seems to be no way around it: In the aftermath of a contentious US presidential election, conversations between voters all along the political spectrum either devolve into shouting matches and insults, or irreconcilable platitudes.

Dan Simon

Strength and Responsiveness in the Time of Trump

Dan Simon

Transformative theory acknowledges people’s propensity to fall into a vicious cycle of feeling threatened, losing compassion for each other, and then behaving in ways that perpetuate or worsen those experiences.

Underdog Negotiating: A Dialogue on Asymmetric Bargaining

Robert Benjamin, Peter Adler

Do the Dems still have enough juice to bargain? Is there a strategy or plan? And, regardless of our individual political proclivities, do we as professionals have anything to suggest to current and future Underdogs when it comes to bargaining with Big Dogs?

America at a Crossroads

Tony Belak, Pradeep Deshpande

Is intervention possible that will permit the US society to continue to rise or to keep the decline at bay longer?

Jim Melamed

After Trump v. Clinton: How “Stronger Together” and “Great Again” Can Become “Great Together”

Jim Melamed

Wow, what a divisive election! Some reasonably fear that this is the end of civility in American society. One reasonably wonders whether things have ever been worse. So, what do we do on November 9?

Dan Simon

Is the Other Side as Bad as We Think?

Dan Simon

How can they possibly support ____ for president?!