April 2011 Archives
Monday, Apr 25, 2011, 7:53 AM
We’re pleased to announce that Editor Michael Tomasky will be joining Newsweek/The Daily Beast as special correspondent, writing pieces for The Daily Beast and columns and features for Newsweek. He will continue as Democracy’s editor.The Editors
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011, 6:02 PM
Progressives should see commissions as tools for effective governance, especially in a time when many conservatives seem intent on not governing at all. We still need to govern, and any institutions that reinforce the idea of responsible, sober governance need our support.Jordan Tama
Monday, Apr 18, 2011, 5:27 PM
Too often, we think of good jobs or boosting incomes for middle-class families as the outcome of growth. But a key lesson from the past few years is that placing the incomes of the middle class at the center of our growth framework may be the only path to sustainable growth.Heather Boushey
Friday, Apr 15, 2011, 1:45 AM
In our current issue, Ethan Porter, former managing editor of Democracy, and David Kendall, senior fellow for health and fiscal policy for Third Way, introduced the idea of a taxpayer receipt: a personalized receipt that would break down for taxpayers where their tax dollars went. It turns out the White House may have been paying attention.Elbert Ventura
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011, 5:49 PM
President Obama gave a terrific speech on “the kind of future we want” and “the kind of country we believe in” to take control of the budget and deficit-cutting agenda in Washington and beyond.Theda Skocpol
Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011, 11:50 AM
On Tuesday morning, Republican Representative Paul Ryan released a budget plan that would slash spending over the next few decades with no increase in taxes and very limited cuts to defense programs. It’s like a stool with only one leg. It will not stand.Isabel Sawhill
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011, 12:56 PM
Given the budget crunch, how are we going to afford these new public investments in clean energy innovation? One provocative and bold approach—an innovation carbon price—would dramatically quicken the pace for discovering and developing clean technologies.Robert Atkinson
The Sidney Hillman Foundation: On Monday, December 2, the Sidney Hillman Foundation is hosting an event in New York City on the changing face of unionism. The panel will feature Rich Yeselson, whose recent essay in Democracy, “Fortress Unionism,” will be a focus of the discussion.
MSNBC: Democracy editor Michael Tomasky appeared on the October 21 edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” to discuss the Tea Party. He appeared with FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe.
MSNBC: On Wednesday, September 25, Democracy editor Michael Tomasky appeared on MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” to discuss the politics of the Affordable Care Act and Republican opposition to its implementation.