Welcome to Practically Political

With our nation bitterly divided and our political system mired in gridlock, Practically Political is a platform designed to encourage reasonable Republicans, Democrats and Independents who still believe in facts, civil debate and compromise to engage in serious dialogue. Our articles, podcasts and social media efforts present commonsense ideas, in-depth discussions and respectful interaction focused on solving problems and moving the country forward.

No More Politics As Usual

For those of you who have followed our platform over the last few years, you’ll notice that we’ve changed our name from Practically Republican to Practically Political. The truth is, we have found that “practical Republican” has unfortunately become an oxymoron in Washington. So we’re now addressing concerned citizens from all political backgrounds who are issue-oriented realists, rather than driven by strict ideology and partisanship. What America needs right now are pragmatists and I hope you will join us in an ongoing dialogue about what practical politics can and should mean today.


Practically Political with Dave Spencer

Practically Political with Carl Hulse

Carl Hulse is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times. He has also served as the Washington editor of The Times as well as the chief congressional correspondent.


Practical Thinking

Still All the News That’s Fit to Print

Many of us who grew up in New York City have a personal bond with the NY Times, as it’s so much a part of the culture and heartbeat of the city. And being a news junkie, I believe one of the silver linings in the dark cloud of the Trump administration is that it’s forced the paper to be even more on top of its game in its political analysis and investigative reporting.

A Message from Founder Dave Spencer


As a fifth-generation Rockefeller, my family has a long history of public service. But I’m not running for office. I’m simply a concerned citizen who loves his country and has a passion for politics. My goal is to connect reasonable, rational Americans who, regardless of their traditional political affiliations, will vote the candidates, the issues and their consciences. Whether we like each other or not, we must each put country over party.

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