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A Deficit of Common Sense

‘Tis the season for deficit commissions. The past week has brought not one, not two, but three stabs at solving America’s looming fiscal crisis. And…

Obama and the Independents: Round Two

The debate about how Obama can win back Independents continues, and in my mind the big question is this: other than hoping that the economy…

Deficit Commission and Defense Spending: A Scorecard

Fully half – $100 billion – of Deficit Commission Chairmen Erskine Bowles’ and Alan Simpson’s reduction proposals target that infamous five-sided building on the Potomac….

The Restless Independents: Can Obama Win Them Back?

On Wednesday, November 17, the Progressive Policy Institute hosted a lively discussion on how Obama and the Democrats could win back independents, who broke so…

Decoupling Taxes on Capital

The president will meet with leaders from both parties on Thursday to discuss Congress’s unfinished business for the lame-duck session, and the only thing that…

Help wanted: One second-chance job

Back in March, I stepped out of my comfort zone and wrote this op-ed for the Local Opinion page in the Washington Post. For the…

The Challenges of Coordinating Cybersecurity

It goes without saying that National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command are playing a significant role in defending military and government computer networks.  It…

How Can the Obama Administration Help Lebanon’s Pro-Democracy Forces? It Can Start By Supporting Their Media.

Just a few years ago, Lebanon appeared to be a foreign policy success for the United States. Outraged by the brutal assassination of former Lebanese…

Does More Volatility Mean More Democratic Accountability?

The last three elections have been the most volatile three elections in a long time. One has to go back to 1942-1952 to find so…

How Do You Define the Internet?

One of the more interesting comments filed with the FCC in its recent Further Inquiry into Two Under-Developed Issues in the Open Internet Proceeding came…