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It was a mind-blowing political tableau: a co-founder of liberal bulwark MoveOn sitting in her Berkeley living room, laughing, sharing homemade blueberry scones and occasionally agreeing with a national Tea Party figure. Truth is, MoveOn's Joan Blades - clad in Lululemon yoga pants and clogs - and Mark Meckler, sporting a leather cowboy vest, boots and a belt buckle larger than a baby's head - have been talking online and over the phone for a few years now. Quietly, until now. "Transpartisanship" Read More...

My Living Room Conversations project partner, Joan Blades, was just named a ‘Lifetime Revolutionary’ by Newsweek Magazine for co-founding MoveOn.org with her husband, Wes Boyd. Upon learning of this honor, Joan said: "I've never thought of myself as a revolutionary, but maybe I am.  I hope people will now join in what I see as the best possible revolution, Living Room Conversations. LRCs bring average Americans together for civil conversation across the political divide to forge relationships Read More...

I recently invited people to share blog posts explaining How You Will Change the World in 2012 for the new Social Good Blog Series I launched earlier this month. Changing the World requires planning and it's important to think about what problems really need solving. I wasn't sure what kind of response I'd get to this call for big ideas. You all didn't disappoint. I hope you enjoy reading some of these ideas as much as I did! I'm sharing a taste of what people shared here and a link to each person's Read More...