Ethan Porter

Can We Talk to "Them"?

Like it or not, democratic citizenship imposes a burden on us: to perfect an imperfect union. Retreating into our own safe zones won’t accomplish that.

The Haves and Their Havens

Tax shelters cost governments billions of dollars a year. New tax policies will help, but what we really need is a new politics around taxation.

Life of the Party

Party platforms don't matter, but they can, and they should. A platform-writing process that included party faithful could energize our politics.

Less Than Sporting

Reducing the exorbitant amounts paid to athletes and owners would help the average fan—and the government should do it.

Introducing iGov

Even people who support government dread having actual encounters with it. Things don't have to be that way.