Anne Kim

Anne Kim

Anne Kim is a senior fellow and director of domestic policy at the Progressive Policy Institute and a contributing editor at Washington Monthly.


Recent Work

June 11, 2019
by Anne Kim
Being a Moderate in Congress Is Expensive

Few jobs in politics might be tougher than to be a moderate member of Congress. Moderates typically hail from competitive... Read More

Few jobs in politics might be tougher than to be a moderate member of Congress. Moderates typically hail from competitive districts, which means they enter office with targets on their backs from an opposition eager to wrest away their seats. And unlike their colleagues in safely... Read More

March 6, 2019
by Anne Kim
The Dangers of Big Ideas and Small Tent Politics for House Democrats

Emboldened by their conviction that the national zeitgeist is on their side, the progressive left is taking a harder line... Read More

Emboldened by their conviction that the national zeitgeist is on their side, the progressive left is taking a harder line against House Democrats reluctant to embrace their agenda. Groups like the Justice Democrats, for instance, have signaled their intent to primary moderate members who don’t espouse signature liberal... Read More

October 19, 2018
by Anne Kim
Socialists Won't Be on Many Ballots This Fall. Moderate Democrats are Surging.

Candidates affiliated with the Democratic Socialists and the progressive left have pushed hard this cycle for a campaign agenda heavy ... Read More

Candidates affiliated with the Democratic Socialists and the progressive left have pushed hard this cycle for a campaign agenda heavy on government giveaways, such as free health care (“Medicare for All”), free college... Read More

October 6, 2018
by Anne Kim
When Cities Rely on Fines and Fees, Everybody Loses

Raising taxes is painful. That may be why, since 2010, 47 states and a number of cities have instead raised both civil ... Read More

Raising taxes is painful. That may be why, since 2010, 47 states and a number of cities have instead raised both civil and criminal fines and fees. These increases are often viewed as a conflict-free way to plug budget holes. Read More

September 12, 2018
by Anne Kim
Higher Ed Solutions for Rural Students

As many as 41 million American adults live 25 miles or more from the nearest college or university or in areas where ... Read More

As many as 41 million American adults live 25 miles or more from the nearest college or university or in areas where a single community college is the only source of broad-access public higher education within that distance. Read More

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