Policy

Some Cities Are Promising Free College to High School Students. Does It Work?
February 21, 2014

If a college degree is the new high school diploma, why not make higher education free? These cities did.

The Farm Bill Still Gives Wads of Cash to Agribusiness. It's Just Sneakier About It.
February 04, 2014

Politicians will tell you otherwise. Don't believe them.

The Case for Socialized Law

Inequality has bent American justice. Here's a radical way to fix it.
February 03, 2014

When a rich person can buy more justice than a normal person, it perverts society. Here's a radical idea for fixing it.

The Post Office Should Just Become a Bank
How Obama can save USPS and ding check-cashing joints
January 28, 2014

A cool way Obama could save USPS--and ding check-cashing joints

Bill de Blasio Should Just Admit It: He Wants to Tax the Rich
January 27, 2014

Bill de Blasio wants to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for public education. He should say why else he wants it.

Terrible Polls for Obamacare, But Some Good News on Policy
November 21, 2013

CBS News released a devastating poll on Wednesday: “President Obama's job approval rating has plunged to the lowest of his presidency… and Americans' approval of the Affordable Care Act has dropped to its lowest since CBS News started polling on the

Is the Fever Breaking?
On issues like Medicaid and military spending, signs of a Republican rift
February 08, 2013

The real Republican divide isn't about those messaging issues discussed by political strategists. It's about policy issues like Medicaid and defense spending, where a divide is emerging between conservatives who want to make a point in a long-term philosophical debate and conservatives who have to govern right now.