Democratic Devolution: How America’s Colleges and Universities Can Strengthen Their Communities
In the face of a deepening economic and political crisis, the U.S. political and governing system is deadlocked. We need a new way forward. The…
Why Boehner’s to Blame
The government of the United States of America is closed for business today, courtesy of the Republican Party. It’s a national embarrassment, like a scene…
Trickle-Down Bribery, or, The Butch Cassidy Congress
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…
Where Are The Women Wonks?
PPI managing director for policy and strategy Anne Kim writes about the gender discrepancy amongst think tank staff in Washington for the Washington Monthly. She…
The History of Gubernatorial Senate Appointments
Including yesterday’s appointment of Jeffrey Chiesa, there have been 21 gubernatorial appointments to fill U.S. Senate seats since 1993 — nine resulting from deaths and…
Choose-Your-Benefit: Can Citizens Help Save Social Security?
Recently, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds issued their annual report on the future of America’s entitlement programs. As usual, the…
Managing Austerity’s Axe
In the wake of Hurricane Irene, there has been consternation over whether the GOP proposed cuts to the United States Geological Survey signifies that they…
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