***Reblogged from The Huffington Post.
Charlotte Hill is a board member of Represent.Us, a leading anti-corruption advocacy organization, and an MPP candidate at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. To join the anti-corruption movement today, visit Represent.Us.
Voting is over, and in true American fashion, it's time to immediately shift focus to the next national spectacle: Thanksgiving.
Unfortunately, as many of us know all too well, politics and big family dinners are not as distinct as we might hope, especially during an election year. This November, everyone around the table will have an opinion on the Republican Party gaining control of the Senate. If your family is anything like mine, not everyone will agree on whether Congress has changed for the worse or the better. And since the voting deadline will be three weeks past, there will be no real value in trying to change Uncle Pete's mind -- a fact that can only lend an air of futility to the conversation.
I'm here to tell you, however, that all hope is not lost. A Thanksgiving consensus, the veritable unicorn of holiday gatherings, is possible, for conservatives and liberals have at least one topic on which they agree. And it just so happens to be the most important problem in America: government corruption.
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