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Lindsay Mark Lewis

Lindsay Mark Lewis is Executive Director of the Progressive Policy Institute.

Writings

Op-eds and Articles

By Lindsay Mark Lewis and John Berlau / 9.29.2015

It’s hard to find common ground between the two parties in Washington these days, but getting America out of this protracted entrepreneurial slump should be an urgent national priority. Here’s one idea that ought to appeal to both sides: Enable the nation’s credit unions to invest more in new and small businesses. One of the […]

Op-eds and Articles

By Lindsay Mark Lewis / 5.28.2015

Political gridlock is a problem, but in a 50-50 country you have to expect some issues will be hard to move forward.  In today’s Washington, however, Congress is stuck and immobilized even on issues where most of its members agree.  That’s gridlock on steroids, and it’s destructive to our civics. Consider the recent debate over […]

Op-eds and Articles

By Lindsay Mark Lewis / 2.10.2015

Should city governments get into the Internet service business, competing with the likes of Verizon, AT&T and Comcast for the right to pipe the Web into your living room or office? President Obama thinks so. He visited Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Jan. 14 to laud the city’s publicly owned utility, which offers residents fiber-optic Internet. […]

Op-eds and Articles

By Lindsay Mark Lewis / 7.16.2014

“Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with nowadays.” —Will Rogers Super PACs are unquestionably a scandal: The lightly regulated committees mean wealthy donors can funnel unlimited amounts of money into elections anonymously. But one of the remedies being proposed—early and frequent disclosure of super-PAC donors and […]

Op-eds and Articles

By The Progressive Policy Institute and Lindsay Mark Lewis / 11.17.2012

Lindsay Lewis writes in the Daily Beast that the real corruption in Congress is facilitated by congressional staff whose main goal is to keep their boss and donors happy: The House of Representatives in the 112th Congress has earned its single digit approval rating with aplomb. Gridlock, brinksmanship, mistrust, and meaningless partisan votes make today’s […]

Publications

By Lindsay Mark Lewis / 10.31.2011

Somewhere in the last two decades, politicians began to believe that the way to win an electoral majority is not to prove that you can govern well, but to prove that you can campaign. Today, politicians are caught in an ever-escalating, never-ending, 24-hour, 365-day campaign cycle dominated by the burden of raising enough money to […]