Policy

2014 Political Resolutions for Obama, the Republicans, the 2016 Candidates, and You

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My most recent post at US News & World report lays out political resolutions for various actors in 2014. Here is ...
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A good way to think about politics and government

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David Brooks has a nice essay in the New York Times about the role of politics and government in society.  Two ideas ...
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Both parties could serve their own interests better

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The Atlantic has a very nice (and short) essay on how the current incarnations of the two parties work against their ...
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You can't lose weight by eating ice cream

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So stop listening to politicians who tell you that we can. In my most recent post for US News & World Report, I m...
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Global Warming Pragmatism

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Global warming is shaping up to be one of those divisive issues like abortion or guns:  Either you fall into one camp...
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America's Emerging Radical Center

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Gerald Seib, longtime political observer for the Wall Street Journal, has written a column documenting what appears t...
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Bring back the draft?

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For all the Veterans Day observances, I'm left wondering if the rest of us have enough skin in the game.  In my most ...
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We need a Toyota of American politics

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I'm now blogging at US News & World Report on Centrist-related topics. My first post compares our current politic...
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It's Come to This

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch opted not to endorse any candidate in the Virginia governor's race for the first time "in...
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Governing Independently

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Lunch with Ken Block is an experience. I swung through Rhode Island this  summer, and made a point of visiting the fo...
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