Op-eds and Articles

The Daily Beast: The Coming GOP Clown Show in Cleveland Has Responsible Republicans Running the Other Way

When Republicans nominate Donald J. Trump for president in Cleveland next week, it will mark the nadir of their party’s 164-year existence. To go from…

The Hill: New student debt rule could harm taxpayers and spur speculative litigation

President Obama often cites escalating college costs and student debt burdens as major obstacles to upward mobility for many young Americans. He is right, but the White House…

The Daily Beast: Hillary Clinton Will Be Barack Obama’s Third Term

With so much ink spilled on the prospects of a Trump presidency, far less attention is being devoted to the more likely scenario of a…

U.S. News & World Report: Tom Vilsack for Veep

On what basis should presidential nominees pick their running mates? Theories abound, but there’s scant proof that vice presidential candidates ever change electoral outcomes. It’s…

The Hill: How ‘Brexit’ would inflame populism abroad — and here in the US

The ‘Brexit’ tide at last seems to have hit the sturdy seawall of British common sense. Heading into today’s national referendum, polls show rising support…

Does ‘Deadbeat Donald’ Have Any Money?

On Saturday, Donald Trump issued an “emergency” appeal seeking $100,000 for his campaign “to help get our ads on the air.” This was odd for…

RealClearPolicy: Trump’s Wrong on Trade Policy & Maybe Trade Politics, Too

The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell recently detailed the economic carnage that would result from Donald Trump’s reckless approach to trade — including likely recessions, millions…

San Diego Union-Tribune: Public Nuisance Lawsuits Out of Control

This past year, public nuisance lawsuits have spiraled out of control in California. Cities like San Diego, Berkeley and Los Angeles have been convinced to…

The Hill: Universal Pensions: A Progressive Alternative to Retirement

In the midst of the chaos of this election cycle, some important themes are emerging. In particular, voters are highly worried about retirement security. Indeed,…

RealClearPolicy: Nuclear Innovation Can Support Growth and a Healthy Climate

Amid mounting public concern about climate change, many progressives are giving nuclear energy another look. It’s already America’s biggest source of zero-carbon energy, far surpassing…