True, the extreme voices in most debates get more media attention, but what the public really wants, and eventually demands, is common ground.
Just ask 67 percent of voters in a recent Bipartisan Policy Center survey, who indicated they want people to “work across party lines and engage in give-and-take to try to come up with solutions.”
Today, there are few better examples of common ground than energy – specifically, the tremendous increase in homegrown oil and natural gas production made possible by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”
Elected officials from both parties – and from the president on down – have correctly noted the positive impact that this renewed American drive for energy independence is having on the U.S. economy. Read more »