Lessons from California The Question of Borders
Immigration today raises many of the same issues that were debated in the 1980s and 1990s—and the Golden State is once again at the heart of the matter.
Trump's Infrastructure Plan Hard Problems and Democratic Procrastination
Both parties agree that the country has serious infrastructure needs—but even with a new proposal on the table, we may end up with next to nothing.
The Gerrymandering Debate Drawing the Line on Redistricting
The Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on redistricting could draw the Court into a deep, dark political thicket—and expectations are all over the map.
Money in Politics Tax Reform for Donors
The tax bill shows that donor influence on Congress remains a problem, but reform efforts to reduce this corruption are further polarizing the country.
Party Politics The Primary Problem
Primaries encourage polarization and lock politicians into a cycle of overpromising and underdelivering. Is there a better way?
2020 Trump’s Re-Election Strategy
The President is betting on the Electoral College to carry him back to the White House in 2020, and he just might be right.
If It's Broke... Our Peculiar Reform Challenge
An introduction to the oddities and limits of institutional political reform in the United States.
If It's Broke... The Transparency Paradox
Contrary to the naive sirens of maximum democracy, greater transparency is as much a problem for good governance as it is a solution.
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