A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 19, 2014
Post-Partisan

"Post-partisan” (or “postpartisan") means beyond partisanship. In the United States, this means beyond the two parties of Democrats and Republicans by taking the best ideas of both. The term “post-partisan” was popularized in 1995 with the publication of the political magazine, George.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger opened his second term in office in January 2007 by pledging “post-partisanship” in his administration.


Wikipedia: Postpartisan
Post-partisanship is an approach to dispute resolution between political factions that emphasizes compromise and collaboration over political ideology and party discipline. It does not imply neutrality. From 2000-2007, there were virtually no online media references to the term “post-partisan”. Media and Web references to the term are growing rapidly as the concept takes hold among policy-makers.The New York Times has attributed an oblique reference to post-partisan idealism in a statement by US President Thomas Jefferson, when he declared in his inaugural address in 1801: “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.”

Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
There Are Good Points By George Amid Darts At Jfk Jr.’s Magazine The Innovative Journal Is More Radical Than It Purports To Be.
By Carlin Romano, INQUIRER BOOK CRITIC
POSTED: September 26, 1995
I could tell a lie, but I won’t. George, John F. Kennedy Jr.’s highly hyped, 280-page glossy political mag that crosses the Delaware onto local newsstands today, is revolutionary fun.
(...)
The launch edition is alert, acerbic, idiosyncratic and first-class. If you catch on to its innovative attitude, George - so named because the big guy was also a first of his kind in the category of U.S. presidents - suggests an even more radical journalistic feat than the post-partisan “Rolling Stone of politics” that it officially aims to be.

3 November 1995, Rockford (IL) Register Star, “The first lady in the ‘90s needs to get a second job” by Ellen Goodman, pg. 11A, col. 5:
While Hillary Clinton struggles with the job description and real life, there area lot of folks who want the first lady to be apolitical. Or as the publishers of George magazine might put it, “post-partisan.”

New York (NY) Times
Early Signs Are Promising for George Magazine
By DEIRDRE CARMODY
Published: January 29, 1996
John F. Kennedy Jr. and his partner, Michael Berman, are sitting on top of the world.

In fact, they are sitting 41 floors above Broadway in Mr. Berman’s office, smiling broadly, cracking jokes and ticking off the successes of their five-month-old magazine, George.
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A year and a half ago, neither Mr. Berman, who had spent his career in marketing and public relations, nor Mr. Kennedy, a former assistant district attorney, had any publishing experience. They had formed a company, Random Ventures, and had a few rather far-fetched ideas scribbled on a napkin about starting a “post partisan” political magazine.

OCLC WorldCat record
The Netizen: do you know the way to Ban Jose? When senator Alam Simpson lost the immigration battle of 1996 to a post partisan political coalition, it was a watershed for silicon valley - and for Washington
Author: John Heilemann
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Wired USA, c1993-
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Wired. 4, no. 8, (1996): 45
Database: ArticleFirst

29 June 1997, Rockford (IL) Register Star, “Name-calling keeps pols in D.C. occupied” by Tony Snow, pg. 4C, col. 6:
WASHINGTON—The summer heat has gotten to some of my colleagues in the pundit business. There is talk abroad that America, flush with affluence and bored with acrimony, is about to enter a “post-partisan” era.

OCLC WorldCat record
UNION SEEKS REPUBLICANS Forget the Teamsters. It’s those new-age organizing unions that are going post-partisan
Author: H Meyerson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : New Prospect, Inc., [1990-
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: The American prospect. 13, Part 19 (2002): 25-29
Database: ArticleFirst

Google News Archive
6 January 2007, Milwaukee (WI) News-Sentinel, pg. 2A, col. 2:
Schwarzenegger begins 2nd term
Governor calls for ‘post-partisanship’ leadership

McClatchy News Service
Sacramento, Calif.—Hobbled by a broken right leg, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opened his second term Friday promising “post-partisanship” leadership in which Democrats and Republicans don’t simply compromise but forge new ideas together.

Google News Archive
2 March 2007, Lodi (CA) News-Sentinel, “Governor’s ‘post-partisan’ vision not yet a reality at home” by Laura Kurtzman (Associated Press Writer), pg. 13, col. 1:
SACRAMENTO—Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a splash in Washington this week talking up “post-partisanship” and instructing the president to schmooze his political opponents over cigars.

The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
GOP kicks off convention with focus on diversity
BY JULIET WILLIAMS
Associated Press September 19, 2014
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Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a moderate Republican who coined the term “post-partisan,” implored California Republicans to expand their tent to include more people with a broader spectrum of ideas in 2007, but his message was met with a thud. Republicans had around 35 percent of the state’s voter registration then and have since slid to 28.5 percent.

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