Policy

America's Worst Nightmare Right Now

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Business guru Michael Porter and his colleagues at Harvard Business School released their latest annual report on the...
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Election 2016: The Senate, Wal-Mart Moms, and Centrists

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It's been a whirlwind few weeks. ICYMI: new developments in the 2016 elections and implications for our political fut...
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Moderates and Centrists and Mad as Hell at Both Parties

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What we have seen at the RNC in Cleveland and are seeing at the DNC in Philadelphia is not centrism, it is not modera...
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The 24% Manifesto

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...The closely divided Senate offers one of the best opportunities for a third party to develop. A small caucus of in...
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Why Aren't We Innovating Government?

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Many years ago, a graduate student in the public policy program at the University of Chicago asked to meet with me a...
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In Chaotic Election Year, Independents Look to Sneak Up the Middle

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As Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and their armies of anti-establishment supporters denounce the U.S. political sy...
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TWO PARTIES. ZERO RESULTS. IT'S TIME TO FIX THE EQUATION.

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When I wrote the Centrist Manifesto in 2013, it was hard to believe politics could get worse. Boy, was I wrong.  The ...
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How A State Can Prevent 3.2 Million Registered Voters From Voting

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On a chilly April day over a hundred protesters gather on the steps of a City Hall and repeatedly chant “Let us vote,...
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Mitch McConnell, the Anti-Lincoln

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Last week I attended Civil War night at my son's middle school. (It's like a science fair, only all the exhibits illu...
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The Supreme Court Vacancy: Another Example Of How The Parties Hurt Our Country

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        2016 is almost certain to be a year that political scientists and historians will study for decades to come. ...
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