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Column: No big compromises? Blame party power

WASHINGTON (AP) — These days, it sounds like an improbable fairy tale: politicians with deeply differing visions of America setting aside disagreements to reach a grand compromise on a critical issue. That’s exactly what happened in 1790, when the Founding Fathers overlooked their parochial interests — and defied their staunchest …

Ethics: Power Sharing – NYTimes.com

During Hurricane Sandy, a friend told me that he had borrowed a generator from someone who did not lose power and didn’t need it. My friend used it and was about to return it, when I asked him about borrowing it on behalf of a friend who was without power …