Op-eds and Articles

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…

U.S. News & World Report: When Performance Pay Doesn’t Pay Off

In 2005, Denver stepped into the national spotlight by adopting a performance pay system negotiated with the teachers’ union, financed by a $25 million-a-year boost…

The Mile-High City Leads the Way

Some of the most dramatic gains in urban education have come from school districts using a “portfolio strategy”: negotiating performance agreements with some mix of…

Money and Schools: Debating Ben Spielberg 50 Years After the Coleman Report

Is “more money” a vital education policy, when compared with other possible changes? Should taxpayers allocate significantly more money to existing K-12 public schools, without…

The Washington Post: Why Trump and Clinton should name their entire Cabinets right now

Now that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has announced Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick — an unusual move for a presidential candidate trailing…