Janet Ybarra Administrator
Contributing Editor , The Bipartisan Press
Janet has had a long career in journalism, covering at various points entertainment, science and technology and politics. She spent 20 years covering Capitol Hill, the federal agencies and the White House.She even spent brief periods working for the federal government.Although she has her personal political beliefs, Janet's of an age to remember when people in Washington were able to work on a bipartisan basis, even when they, too, had strongly held political beliefs.

Average Article Bias

(auto updated when a post is published)



Our Nation Is Off Course Because We’re Looking at the Wrong Heroes

Our Nation Is Off Course Because We’re Looking at the Wrong Heroes

Mister Rogers, Big Bird, and all of Big Bird's friends pointed us toward compassion. We are the ones who chose to turn away to a path of cruelty and divisiveness instead, as embodied by Donald Trump.
House Approval of New Voting Rights Bill Is Clarion Call

House Approval of New Voting Rights Bill Is Clarion Call

Friday's vote should ring clear as a bell that yes, Democrats are hard at work and particularly hard at work at protecting the civil and voting rights who need them most.
It Appears To Be Time for Devin Nunes To Switch Seats

It Appears To Be Time for Devin Nunes To Switch Seats

It's time for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif) to compel his colleague Nunes to move from his spot off of the dais and out to the witness table.
It’s Time for Other Democrats To Follow Kamala Harris Out Of the Exits

It’s Time for Other Democrats To Follow Kamala Harris Out Of the Exits

Perhaps Harris will find better success on the road to the White House another year.
With Her Fundraising, Rep Ocasio-Cortez Raises the Bar

With Her Fundraising, Rep Ocasio-Cortez Raises the Bar

Without dialing for dollars or lobbyist meetings, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez raised more money than any other House Democrat in the third quarter, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is known for her fundraising prowess.
The US Space Program? It’s a Disgrace

The US Space Program? It’s a Disgrace

The United States used to be about big things. What happened to that, especially when it comes to outer space?
This Thanksgiving, Perhaps It’s Time Again To Be Thankful To Be Americans

This Thanksgiving, Perhaps It’s Time Again To Be Thankful To Be Americans

In our current tribalistic and hyper-partisan lives, we have perhaps become too often accustomed to identifying ourselves or our neighbors first as Democrats or Republicans, liberals or conservatives... instead of what unites us first as Americans.
Trump’s Wall: Ineffective, Waste of Money, Hurts the Military

Trump’s Wall: Ineffective, Waste of Money, Hurts the Military

So, now that he's had a chance to construct at least part of his long-loved wall, Trump has compiled a record of being ineffective, wasteful in government spending, and weak on the military.
Just How Far Can Yang, His ‘Gang,’ and His Quirky Campaign Carry Him?

Just How Far Can Yang, His ‘Gang,’ and His Quirky Campaign Carry Him?

At first no one took Trump seriously either, and like Yang today, Trump simply proved the doubters wrong day after day, week after week and month after month, until Trump ultimately found himself sitting in the Oval Office. Is Yang on a similar trajectory today?
Trump Should Side With Democracy, Not His ‘Friend’ in China

Trump Should Side With Democracy, Not His ‘Friend’ in China

Regardless of the fact that his fellow Republicans overwhelmingly support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Trump has made noises of threatening to veto the bill when it reaches his desk. His rationale is less than compelling.