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Jul 28, 2014

People Use Government to Stay Connected: The Post Office

A year before the Declaration of Independence was signed; the Continental Congress passed a bill establishing the national post office. Ever since, the post office has played a vital role in ...

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Jul 23, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: A Public Solution for Widespread Individual Problems

The Great Recession that started in 2007 wiped out $7 trillion of wealth in America and led to 4.5 million families losing ...

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Jul 23, 2014

We Can Fix This. We've Done It Before. Re-imagining Government

When I talk to people who work in Washington, DC these days, I'm struck by the resignation. The political/policy professionals with whom I interact regularly are discouraged by the ...

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Jul 23, 2014

Re-Imagining Government By "the People": Women's Suffrage

One hundred and sixty-six years ago, 300 women and a few men gathered in the small, upstate New York town of Seneca Falls at the first convention to discuss and advocate for women’s’ rights. At ...

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The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs

The United States is facing a growing infrastructure crisis and a lingering jobs crisis. Most ...

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The Disappearing Corporate Tax Base: How to Reclaim Lost Tax Revenue to Rebuild State Budgets

American states and cities and the people who live in them are hurting. States and cities ...

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Public Protections Budget Dashboard -- FY 2015

A critical function of our government is to protect us from known harm. We expect our national government to keep contaminated food off the grocery store shelves and out of restaurants; to ...

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The Corporate Tax Rate Debate: Lower Taxes on Corporate Profits Not Linked to Job Creation

The American corporate tax system is badly broken. Some corporations pay more than a third of ...

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