October 28, 2013
Lunch with Ken Block is an experience. I swung through Rhode Island this summer, and made a point of visiting the fo...
The Plaintive Cry of a Traditional Republican
October 24, 2013
John G. Taft, relative of President William Howard Taft and grandson of Senator Robert Taft, wrote a wonderful op-ed ...
California suggests hope for institutional reform
October 21, 2013
Some policy wonks (like me) have been looking at institutional reforms as a way to ease Congressional gridlock. Two ...
Esquire and NBC probe the American political center
October 16, 2013
It's bigger than you think. And more interesting. The results of their poll are here. The pollsters write: "An e...
A Centrist idea for the budget impasse
October 15, 2013
My Dartmouth colleague Russ Muirhead and I have proposed the following relatively simple compromise in an op-ed in Po...
The People Are Speaking: 60% Want a New Third Party
October 12, 2013
What more can I say? A new Gallup Poll finds that a solid majority of Americans feel that the Republicans and Democr...
Yes, we are playing with fire on the debt ceiling
October 9, 2013
The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago routinely polls an ideological diverse group of prominent e...
The Power of Getting Along
October 8, 2013
I have always said that a Centrist Party, or a group of independent legislators with centrist tendencies, would deriv...
Thoughts on the shutdown
October 1, 2013
I've been reading the same commentary as you have about President Obama's curious lack of leadership and Tea Party Re...
September 26, 2013
What do Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and even the budget impasse have in common? They are all examples of how ...
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