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].