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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.

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Virginia Is An Example of Democracy in Action

Virginia Is An Example of Democracy in Action

It shouldn't have been surprising that, since Republicans were not listening to the will of the voters, that in November's elections those same voters dumped the Republicans and put Democrats solidly in charge.
Martha McSally: The ‘Punk’ Senator Owes Journalist Apology

Martha McSally: The ‘Punk’ Senator Owes Journalist Apology

To say that McSally owes Raju an apology is obvious.
We Shouldn’t Have Anyone In The US Standing in the Way of Equal Rights

We Shouldn’t Have Anyone In The US Standing in the Way of Equal Rights

Whether women, LGBT Americans or DC residents, they all are seeking merely the same rights as their fellow citizens.
A Woman’s Already Been Elected President: Now Let’s Move on to Debate What Matters

A Woman’s Already Been Elected President: Now Let’s Move on to Debate What Matters

The fact is that Americans have elected a woman for president. And we may well be doing it again this year, too.
Progressives Should Welcome Conservatives to the Climate Change Table: The Planet’s Future May Depend on It

Progressives Should Welcome Conservatives to the Climate Change Table: The Planet’s Future May Depend on It

A group of concerned Republicans, co-led by former secretaries of state James Baker and George Shultz, has decided to take climate change seriously and offer what they call a market-oriented solution.
Biden, And Republicans vs. ‘Trumplicans’

Biden, And Republicans vs. ‘Trumplicans’

What Democrats, be they Joe Biden or anyone else, is why even think that they can pander to the Trumplicans?
Mike Lee Is Right: It Is Unamerican Not to Debate Military Action on Iran

Mike Lee Is Right: It Is Unamerican Not to Debate Military Action on Iran

It is unamerican. It is also insulting and demeaning for officials from the Trump administration to use the guise of a classified briefing on military action against Iran to tell senators, in Lee's words, "we need to be good little boys and girls and run along and not debate this in public."
Andrew Yang: A 21st Century Ross Perot?

Andrew Yang: A 21st Century Ross Perot?

Whether or not Yang attains the nomination, like Perot decades before him, Yang's fundraising prowess means that he can continue to hang in the primary fight where others have had to fall, and in the process he can continue to educate the American people on his issues and make a difference.
The Senate Has a Duty to Hear Bolton’s Testimony

The Senate Has a Duty to Hear Bolton’s Testimony

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton, unceremoniously tossed overboard just a few short months ago by Donald Trump, may now be in a position to exact his revenge.
Trump May Well Find Racism Two-sided Sword

Trump May Well Find Racism Two-sided Sword

Donald Trump came to power by recognizing that, in the midst of great ethnic shifts underway in the United States, he could manipulate the remnant racist resentments of segments of white America.