Gates: ‘Compromise has become a dirty word’

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates delivered a ringing endorsement to California’s citizen-led redistricting effort, saying in a March 2 speech in Santa Barbara that extreme forces on the political left and right must learn to compromise if America is going to get its fiscal house in order. “We have the power and the means to overcome” the economic and security challenges of the 21st century, Gates told about 700 business and community leaders at the annual Westmont College President’s Breakfast. more

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