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Biden 2020 should look to Biden 1980 for bipartisan inspiration

By Kevin Walters

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to govern as a president for all Americans, not just those who voted for him. He knows what he’s doing. The incoming administration will either be working with a divided Congress or with slim majorities in both houses, all while the country faces extraordinary challenges. To succeed, we need to deescalate the political tension.

Some pundits dismiss Biden’s bipartisanship as naïve in today’s hyper-partisan climate, but the opposite is true. Seasoned leaders understand that entrenched problems demand consensus-building solutions. In fact, the president-elect can look to a landmark 1980 law — which he himself co-sponsored — as a prime example.

Read more in Real Clear Policy.