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A Rare Sign of Bipartisanship Progress: Telehealth in America

Over the August recess, I published a paper with Americans For Prosperity (shocking, I know) to highlight where there is bipartisan consensus on telehealth. Since the pandemic began, many telehealth regulations have been lifted and we explained what changes should be made permanent, what changes should go, and what additional policies could make care easier to access…

Unemployed Americans Face Benefit Cut-Off

While House Democrats and Senate Republicans remain at an impasse over how generous unemployment benefits should be in the current recession, a potentially greater problem is looming: millions of unemployed Americans will see their benefits terminated prematurely unless Congress takes additional action in the next three months. What’s more, many workers are forced to clear…

McDermott for Medium: “Klobuchar and Bloomberg’s Plans Lack Important Details”

Klobuchar and Bloomberg’s Plans Lack Important Details Tomorrow, voters in 15 jurisdictions will tell the Democratic Party which candidate they want to see go against Donald Trump in November and lead the nation for the next four years. In January, PPI published an estimate of what four candidates’ agendas would cost over 10 years and…

Stangler for Medium: “The first Democratic debate of 2020 is next week: Guess what won’t be talked about?”

The Democratic presidential field continues to be in flux, with Julian Castro dropping out and Michael Bloomberg ramping up his campaign. Participation in the January 14th debate is, as of yesterday, limited to just five candidates. Those five — Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Bernie Sanders — have hit the polling and…

McDermott for Medium: “Buttigieg Is Right: Not Every Program Can Be Universal. So Which Should?”

Read the piece on Medium.com.  At last night’s Democratic presidential debate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg once again criticized Senators Warren and Sanders for proposing to provide free public college tuition to all students, even if they come from wealthy families. “Yes, we must deliver big ideas, and yes, taxes on wealthy individuals and on…

Stangler for Medium: “The Democrats Should Talk About This Tonight”

Here is how tonight’s Democratic debate should begin: The American economy has always been driven by entrepreneurial energy — the creation and growth of new businesses. Today, however, entrepreneurship in the United States is in trouble. Business creation has stalled; overall economic dynamism is faltering. We are experiencing what some researchers call a “startup deficit.”…

Gold for Medium: “Attention Democrats: UK Elections Not Only Cautionary Tale from Europe”

As Democratic presidential hopefuls gather in Los Angeles this week for the last debate of 2019, candidates should look across the Atlantic for a cautionary tale. No, I’m not just talking about last week’s UK elections, which saw Labour’s far left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, get crushed by Brexiteer Boris Johnson. Democrats can also draw useful…

Stangler for Medium: “Announcing the New Urban Progress Initiative to Foster Metro Problem-Solving”

In its recently published The World in 2020, the editors of The Economist observe that the U.S. presidential race will “hog headlines” globally for the next year. One of the implications of this is that citizens everywhere — not just in America — will be inundated with debate and disagreement over large-scale national issues and policies. Immigration, Medicare-for-all, trade,…

Bledsoe for Medium: “Trump’s Ukraine-Gate Attacks on Biden Echo Watergate”

Those viewing and participating in the fourth Democratic debate should ignore the spin, and cut right to the chase. Trump’s Ukraine-gate outrages are about exactly the same thing Watergate was: A corrupt President of the United States illegally attempting to destroy the Democratic presidential candidate he most fears will beat him for re-election. Remember the…

Marshall for Medium: “Will Conservatives Protect our Children?”

Watching the nation’s political leaders tie themselves in knots over minor changes in gun laws, I can’t help but wonder if America hasn’t become the “pitiful, helpless giant” Richard Nixon warned about decades ago. Nixon conjured up this arresting image to rally public support for his unpopular plan to invade Cambodia. But it seems more…
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