Category Archives: 2020 election

how to assess candidates in a presidential primary

Facebook9 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 10Voters in a primary are a bit like members of a hiring committee. They have a batch of eager candidates and must choose one to represent their party and–they hope–hold the office. I have served on dozens … Continue reading

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why I am optimistic about the impeachment process

Facebook24 Twitter2 Google+0Total: 26I find myself less anxious than most friends and commentators. Here are my largely sanguine responses to several current concerns about the impeachment process: It’s a mistake to focus on one specific scandal. Congress should persuade the … Continue reading

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CIRCLE’s “growing voters” framework

Facebook12 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 12CIRCLE has released its framework for “growing voters” (as an alternative to mobilizing people just in time to vote one way or the other in an election). This short slide deck is a summary; much more information … Continue reading

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the ethics of playing hardball with the federal budget

Facebook5 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 6Congress must pass appropriation bills by late September and must raise the debt limit by about Oct. 1 to allow the government to pay its bills. Failure to do either will have substantial economic impact. Neglecting to … Continue reading

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the Green New Deal and civic renewal

Facebook13 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 14Here’s a short case for a Green New Deal: We face a climate emergency. Government spending must be part of the solution. Even if we passed a robust carbon tax, we still need coordinated action that can’t … Continue reading

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an agenda for the dignity of work

Facebook23 Twitter2 Google+1Total: 26Sen. Sherrod Brown’s theme of the “dignity of work” is powerful and important, for these four reasons: 1. A basic cause of unacceptable inequality is the worsening position of workers versus the owners of capital. That shows … Continue reading

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