Policy

Michelle Nunn Has a Surprise Opponent: She Can Win With Our Help

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Big news! Jack Kingston, the presumed victor for the Georgia Republican runoff, lost to his opponent, businessman Dav...
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Yes, top two primaries are a great innovation

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I was pleasantly surprised to see NY Senator Chuck Schumer's support for top-two primaries in a recent New York Times...
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Hank Paulson Makes the Case for a Carbon Tax

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Hank Paulson, former Treasury Secretary, makes the case in a New York Times op-ed that we need a carbon tax.  Paulson...
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CenterLine: Internet Giants, Patent Trolls, and Other Monsters

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The monsters of innovation are back! In this week's CenterLine, we shine a spotlight on Net Neutrality and Patent Tr...
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The GOP Needs a Health Care Plan

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Most of the public attention has been focused on the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act.  The Republicans are gl...
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Why a Carbon Tax is a No-Brainer

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From Charlie Wheelan's piece for US News & World Report this week:  Suppose you take your child to the pediatrici...
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CenterLine: Great candidates and dirty apes

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Worth watching: Matt Miller, the rock-star Washington Post columnist who frequently writes in support of independent ...
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Are Independents Truly "Closet Partisans"? Some Facts about Political Independents

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By Morris P. Fiorina U.S. Party Identification 2012 Strong Democrat 20% Weak Democrat 15% Independent-leani...
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What is a Centrist?

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I offer an answer in my weekly post for US News & World Report.  The key is recognizing that the two major politi...
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Fake Solutions for Real Problems

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The minimum wage will apparently be a big issue for the Democrats in 2014, according to a recent New York Times story...
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