Federalism

Progressive Federalism: A User’s Guide

States and municipalities have a lot of power to challenge Washington. Here’s how they can put it to use.

By Heather K. Gerken Joshua Revesz

Living Under Someone Else’s Law

From gay marriage to gun control, states pass laws that go against their neighbors' preferences. But "spillovers" are an essential part of democracy.

By Heather K. Gerken James T. Dawson

A New Progressive Federalism

Distrust of states rights exists for good historical reasons, but today, minorities and dissenters can rule at the local level.

By Heather K. Gerken

Federalism and Its Discontents

The states are drowning. The best life-preserver that Washington can throw at them is to take over Medicaid.

By Greg Anrig