Op-eds and Articles

POLITICO: Can Hillary Fix Obama’s Mess?

On Barack Obama’s watch, Democrats have defined their international outlook largely in reactive and negative terms. The president has focused on fixing his predecessor’s mistakes,…

Why is My Cable Box Still So Big?

Technological change is nothing new, but the speed of innovation in recent years has been unprecedented. It took decades to go from railroads to private…

Time: Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

National security works differently than domestic issues, and actually leaves the White House broad latitude to act and lead abroad–as long as its efforts produce…

Reinforcing LGBT rights at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

This week’s summit in Washington of national leaders from across Africa offers an essential opportunity for the Obama administration to advance one of its stated…

Reclaiming the most powerful tool of reform: Constitutional amendments

At a time when observers across the political spectrum agree that the machinery of American government is broken, the single most powerful mechanism for repair…

Giving up on economic growth?

Growth should be at the centre of the social democratic agenda. Raising levels of economic security and equality are important goals, but it’s economic growth…

The Easiest Fix for Dark Money: Disclose Less Often

“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:…

Iraq: It’s Not About Us

The debate over how to keep Iraq from falling apart reveals a peculiarly American kind of self-centeredness. When things blow up abroad, we often spend…

Does Ex-Im Bank Need a ‘Third Option’?

Long dogged by claims of corporate welfare, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) finds itself once again fighting for its survival. At 80 years old, Ex-Im has…

In Its Dealings with ISPs, Netflix is Holding a Powerful Card

By producing compelling online content and interfacing directly with its customers, Netflix is holding a powerful card—and I’m not talking about its Emmy-award-winning show. Rather than playing…