An Alternative to Partisan Politics
A representative democracy cannot sustain itself without active citizenship. Americans are imbued with certain fundamental rights as citizens, and those rights carry responsibilities.
Making Government Work
Our elected representatives owe their loyalty to us, not to their political parties. Our government should work for everyone. It is up to all of us to make that happen.
Health is a public good. It is in our national interest to create a health care system that balances quality, access, and cost.
Immigration enforcement and counterterrorism are very different functions of government. For either one to be effective, both must be conducted separately.
Access to high quality education is a basic right of every child, regardless of family income. But top-down federal initiatives continue to fail us.
Free markets only work when they’re fair. It’s time for government to shift focus from pro-business policies to pro-market policies.
Uncontrolled growth in federal debt threatens both our economic stability and national security. We need a comprehensive, bipartisan, long-term plan to reduce the debt.
Helping people overcome poverty makes our nation stronger. Let’s focus our efforts on public education and on antipoverty initiatives that work.
Today’s challenges, from terrorism and nuclear proliferation to cyberattacks and pandemic disease, don’t respect national borders. Resolutions are not possible without some degree of American leadership and international cooperation.
Open-ended foreign policy commitments and undisciplined spending have overextended the US military. Our military capabilities should reflect our foreign policy initiatives.
Gun ownership, religious freedom, reproductive rights, drug policy -- all are complex and deeply personal issues. They shouldn’t drive us apart.
The NRA’s Role Reversal
On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy with a gun he bought through a mail-order ad in an NRA magazine. Shortly thereafter,…
The Challenges of Measuring Poverty
A few years ago, detractors of anti-poverty programs made a distressing claim: these programs don’t actually work. Census Bureau data at the time showed that the poverty…
The Broadband Competition Farce
With net neutrality rules gone, consumers shouldn’t expect more choice. A recent op-ed in US News & World Report lays out a common argument for why the…
Family Planning Fights Poverty
Advocates have long pointed to reproductive health services and family planning resources as crucial components of the fight against poverty. Until recently, support for family planning was…