Be Willing to Cross the AisleI think we have lost touch in the United States with the ability to build coalitions and compromise. The truth is that not a lot divides Democrats and Republicans. But to hear them talk, you'd think they were Bolsheviks and monarchists, and this was Russia in 1917 and not America in 2006. Cooperation and conciliation and compromise and teamwork are all arts, and like all arts they require practice and commitment. In a complex world, success is not possible without teamwork.