43: The Centrist Solution with Former United States Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT)
Meet Senator Joe Lieberman:
Senator Joseph Lieberman is the former United States Senator for Connecticut, which he served as for 24 years. He was also a state Senator and state Attorney General for Connecticut, and was a Vice Presidential Candidate. Sen. Lieberman is currently a co-chair for the organization No Labels. He has authored a number of books, and most recently published “The Centrist Solution: How We Made Government Work and Can Make It Work Again.”
Senator Joseph Lieberman’s career spanned state and federal politics, and was defined by his centrist approach to policy making.
- Growing Partisanship. Sen. Lieberman describes some of the factors that contribute to the partisan divide including gerrymandering, money in politics, cable news, social media, and the decrease in civility on the internet. (4:00)
- No Labels. To combat ineffective gridlock, this organization brings together Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to foster compromise and two-party policy solutions. (22:16)
- Public Service. For young people interested in public service, Sen. Lieberman advises that they cultivate stamina, take risks, and earn the trust of their colleagues and constituents. (27:58)