Governance

Make America (Truly) Great Again

Why we think an effective mixed economy is still possible: a response to Noam Lupu’s review of our book  American Amnesia.

By Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson

Why We Fell Behind

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson nail the history (mostly), but their suggestions for the future seem an awfully heavy lift.

By Noam Lupu

Stopping Supreme Court Nonsense Before It Starts

The GOP's nonsensical "election year" rule is not politics as usual. Liberals should not only reject it now, but hope that Democrats renounce it in the future.

By Nathan Pippenger

A New Kind of Public Works

It’s hard to imagine a more urgent national priority than modernizing America’s decrepit transportation and water systems and updating our energy-wasting electrical grid.

By Will Marshall

Failure Is an Option

Two scholars scan history to find that nations fall because once-open institutions become closed and corrupt. If this sounds ominous, it should.

By James Kwak