Policy

The Plaintive Cry of a Traditional Republican

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John G. Taft, relative of President William Howard Taft and grandson of Senator Robert Taft, wrote a wonderful op-ed ...
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California suggests hope for institutional reform

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Some policy wonks (like me) have been looking at institutional reforms as a way to ease Congressional gridlock.  Two ...
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Esquire and NBC probe the American political center

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It's bigger than you think.  And more interesting.  The results of their poll are here.  The pollsters write:   "An e...
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A Centrist idea for the budget impasse

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My Dartmouth colleague Russ Muirhead and I have proposed the following relatively simple compromise in an op-ed in Po...
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The People Are Speaking: 60% Want a New Third Party

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What more can I say?  A new Gallup Poll finds that a solid majority of Americans feel that the Republicans and Democr...
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Yes, we are playing with fire on the debt ceiling

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The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago routinely polls an ideological diverse group of prominent e...
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The Power of Getting Along

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I have always said that a Centrist Party, or a group of independent legislators with centrist tendencies, would deriv...
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Thoughts on the shutdown

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I've been reading the same commentary as you have about President Obama's curious lack of leadership and Tea Party Re...
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On Governance

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What do Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and even the budget impasse have in common?  They are all examples of how ...
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Dems and Wall Street Drift Toward Divorce

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The withdrawal of Larry Summers from consideration as Fed Chairman is part of a larger rift between Wall Street and t...
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