(Follow-up) Should Congress Use Mediation?

For those who found the Washington Post article by Mr. Hager suggestingmediation be used for Congress, Robert E. Honig sent this letter to the editor:

L. Michael Hager's suggestion ["How to end gridlock: Mediation," Washington Forum, June 18] that Congress employ mediators to overcome the partisan chasm proposed the proverbial Band-Aid for an unstoppable hemorrhage. While I strongly believe in mediation as a profoundly useful tool in problem-solving, how can it overcome the 24/7 quest for campaign funds needed for political survival on Capitol Hill? These funds come from increasingly polarized sources with steel strings attached.

Read the second paragraph [here].

Read the original post [here].

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Comment by Randy Hoerschgen on June 24, 2010 at 3:33pm
In certain instances, I think Congress would benefit from the use of mediation - both parties interest can be met while saving time, money, and political relationships....

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