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Democrats' Road to the White House in 2024 Starts in South Carolina

Since President Biden announced his preference for South Carolina to be the first Democratic presidential primary state, many have put... Read More

Since President Biden announced his preference for South Carolina to be the first Democratic presidential primary state, many have put in their two cents on the matter. As the South Carolina state director for Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 presidential campaign, I’m... Read More

Companies Aren't Going to Stop Speaking Up on Social Issues. And Voters Don’t Want Republicans to Punish Them for It.

Republican efforts to punish corporations for social advocacy are hypocritical and go against what voters want.  "Go woke. Go broke." ... Read More

Republican efforts to punish corporations for social advocacy are hypocritical and go against what voters want.  "Go woke. Go broke."  Tweets and statements like this from Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and other Republican policymakers send a clear message, that Republicans in Congress are... Read More

The Castro-Huerta Decision: A Clear and Present Danger to Tribal Economies Everywhere

In the six months since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Castro-Huerta case, the majority opinion has been universally... Read More

In the six months since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Castro-Huerta case, the majority opinion has been universally condemned by leading Indian Country legal scholars. It has been described as an unconstitutional “act of conquest” that flips 200... Read More

Biden Should Go Big on Clemency

This past November, Democrats defied political gravity to hold on to the Senate and minimize losses in the House. The... Read More

This past November, Democrats defied political gravity to hold on to the Senate and minimize losses in the House. The message from voters was clear: Despite deep economic anxieties, most Americans believe that the Biden administration has a chance to... Read More

As Americans Tap Savings, More Employee Ownership Can Help Retirement Security 

Every holiday season the cost of travel, gifts and meals add up fast, forcing many people to stretch their budgets... Read More

Every holiday season the cost of travel, gifts and meals add up fast, forcing many people to stretch their budgets to close out the year. The skyrocketing price of everything from turkey to toys means this year Americans are feeling... Read More

Dear Congress: Don’t Leave Rare Disease Patients Behind

Rare diseases are, by definition, uncommon. For a disease to qualify as rare, it must affect fewer than 200,000 Americans... Read More

Rare diseases are, by definition, uncommon. For a disease to qualify as rare, it must affect fewer than 200,000 Americans — or less than .06% of the U.S. population. While the odds of being diagnosed with any individual rare disease... Read More

The Curious Case of the US-Chile Tax Treaty

Unless there is major drama or interesting characters with inflammatory behavior, international trade or tax treaties do not attract much... Read More

Unless there is major drama or interesting characters with inflammatory behavior, international trade or tax treaties do not attract much attention among the general public. The last time U.S. households watched trade negotiations with great interest was the renegotiation of... Read More

Medicare Advantage Delivers on Health Equity for Seniors

Throughout the open enrollment period that is now drawing to a close, Medicare-eligible beneficiaries have had the option to enroll... Read More

Throughout the open enrollment period that is now drawing to a close, Medicare-eligible beneficiaries have had the option to enroll in an affordable, high-quality and comprehensive health care program known as Medicare Advantage, sometimes also called Medicare Part C.  Medicare... Read More

Three Data-Driven Trends That Will Future-Proof Oil & Gas — and Protect the Environment

Amid growing concerns around climate change and carbon emissions, consider some brass tacks market predictions for the energy sector in... Read More

Amid growing concerns around climate change and carbon emissions, consider some brass tacks market predictions for the energy sector in this decade. Valued at $881.7 billion in 2020, the global renewable energy market is expected to reach almost $2 trillion... Read More

Democracy Checkup: Early Lessons From the 2022 Midterms 

While the final election results are trickling in, there is enough evidence to glean lessons about the health of U.S.... Read More

While the final election results are trickling in, there is enough evidence to glean lessons about the health of U.S. democracy. Most importantly, we can celebrate that extremism was largely rejected in closely contested elections, but we cannot let our... Read More

Mandates on Credit Cards Will Allow Big-Box Stores to Cheap Out on Security

It’s rare these days to see a cash-only business in the United States. Why? Because consumers prefer the security of... Read More

It’s rare these days to see a cash-only business in the United States. Why? Because consumers prefer the security of credit cards and enjoy earning rewards, while businesses like faster, safer transactions and higher sales. Accepting cash is also more expensive... Read More

Stop the Slaughter: We Must Call for Congressional Action to Save America’s Horses

When I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia I was given just a 5% chance of survival. Revolutionary treatment options... Read More

When I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia I was given just a 5% chance of survival. Revolutionary treatment options saved me.  Being around horses provided me a sense of safety and serenity. And it helped me find my life’s... Read More

With a Recession Looming, Gig Worker Reclassification Would Cause More Harm Than Good

The Department of Labor's proposed rule to remove gig workers' status as independent contractors threatens to cause millions in lost... Read More

The Department of Labor's proposed rule to remove gig workers' status as independent contractors threatens to cause millions in lost income.  Despite the Biden administration's inflation reduction efforts, over half of U.S. adults are now considering a second job to... Read More

The Credit Card Industry Is Terrified of Competition 

The credit card industry is terrified of free market competition. So much so that it's trying to conflate it with,... Read More

The credit card industry is terrified of free market competition. So much so that it's trying to conflate it with, of all things, price controls. But it’s nothing more than a desperate, smoke-and-mirrors diversion to ensure that Visa, Mastercard and major... Read More

The “Rainbow Wave” Everybody Should Be Talking About

In races across the country, LGBTQ candidates broke generational electoral standards this midterm season. From local elections to congressional races,... Read More

In races across the country, LGBTQ candidates broke generational electoral standards this midterm season. From local elections to congressional races, queer candidates outperformed expectations and set a new standard for what elected office can and should look like. Some of... Read More

An Efficient, Holistic Approach to Combating Smoking and COPD Is Long Overdue at the VA

According to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, 81% of post-9/11 veterans reported being exposed to burn pits while in... Read More

According to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, 81% of post-9/11 veterans reported being exposed to burn pits while in service. Over the past decade, veteran service organizations have worked to expand health care benefits for veterans suffering from the... Read More

Rubber-Modified Asphalt: Driving the US to a More Circular Economy

With the latest U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warning that it is now or never to address climate change,... Read More

With the latest U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warning that it is now or never to address climate change, sustainability has never been a more urgent priority. A great way to reduce our environmental footprint is to make efforts... Read More

Helping Families With Tax Credits and Increased Contributions to Dependent Care FSAs

Families deserve all the help they can get. The costs of child care are escalating, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

Families deserve all the help they can get. The costs of child care are escalating, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Internal Revenue Code provides a number of tax breaks that help in paying for the expenses of caring for... Read More

From Money Mules to Synthetic Identities, Combating Fraud Means Following the Money

A Florida widow was directed by her online romantic partner to transfer money placed in her account into cryptocurrency. Soon,... Read More

A Florida widow was directed by her online romantic partner to transfer money placed in her account into cryptocurrency. Soon, detectives were at her door. It turned out her romance was a sham, and she was the “money mule” that... Read More

Poll Shows a Majority of Voters Support Recycling Refund Programs

Recycling refund programs present an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs and bolster the supply chain. No wonder... Read More

Recycling refund programs present an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs and bolster the supply chain. No wonder 81% of voters support these programs. It would not qualify as breaking news to say that America is divided. It’s... Read More

Hochul Invests $50M in Criminal Justice System

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the allocation of an additional $50 million to the budget to assist with... Read More

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the allocation of an additional $50 million to the budget to assist with crime prevention, law enforcement and the justice system. This increase brings the budget's total investment in public safety to $227... Read More

Beware the Bogeyman: Preparing for Protests

It was a dark and stormy night in June 2020 when the U.S. Transportation Command rescinded its recently awarded $20... Read More

It was a dark and stormy night in June 2020 when the U.S. Transportation Command rescinded its recently awarded $20 billion Global Household Goods contract. The awardee had fallen victim to a procurement bogeyman that is all too real: a... Read More

Closing the Election Information Gap

Nearly half of all eligible American voters won’t vote in the midterm elections this November. National voter turnout in midterm... Read More

Nearly half of all eligible American voters won’t vote in the midterm elections this November. National voter turnout in midterm elections is traditionally low, as demonstrated by 2018’s 53% being considered a big improvement compared to 2014’s much lower turnout... Read More

How Can Cities Cope With Climate Change? The Answer Is Parks.

Climate change is no longer a far-off threat. It is hurting our health and well-being and putting our communities at... Read More

Climate change is no longer a far-off threat. It is hurting our health and well-being and putting our communities at risk. Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a warning that climate change was outpacing the ability... Read More

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by A Plea for Statesmanship
A Plea for Statesmanship

On Sept. 14, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis arranged for about 50 legal Venezuelan migrants seeking political asylum to be flown... Read More

On Sept. 14, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis arranged for about 50 legal Venezuelan migrants seeking political asylum to be flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, without notice. He used money that was initially designated for COVID relief, but authorized... Read More

You Can’t Make Policy for What You Can’t See

As a lifelong Los Angeles Rams fan, I find it heartening that at the end of every football season the NFL... Read More

As a lifelong Los Angeles Rams fan, I find it heartening that at the end of every football season the NFL analyzes its reams of data to evaluate rule changes for the coming year. This includes how kickoffs work, the structure for overtime... Read More

The Midterms: a Republican’s Advice for Democrats

It’s Time to Get Engaged and Enraged. As a right-of-center Republican, Never Trumper and extremely concerned citizen, I feel both... Read More

It’s Time to Get Engaged and Enraged. As a right-of-center Republican, Never Trumper and extremely concerned citizen, I feel both trepidation and hope. The former is based on the likelihood that Democrats will lose the House and struggle to hold... Read More

Restoring Integrity to the 340B Drug Discount Program for Patients

Unmanaged growth and rampant profiteering threaten the sustainability of this critical safety net program The 340B drug discount program began... Read More

Unmanaged growth and rampant profiteering threaten the sustainability of this critical safety net program The 340B drug discount program began with the best of intentions — as a safety net program to supplement Medicaid and serve the needs of our... Read More

Creating Space for Faith Storytelling

Einstein once commented, “no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Consciousness is to... Read More

Einstein once commented, “no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Consciousness is to be awake, not woke but aware. Aware of ourselves. Aware of our neighbors. Aware of our foes. Twenty years ago,... Read More

ITC Abuse Presents a Serious Problem for Public Health

On Aug. 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, a sweeping bill that ticked some major items... Read More

On Aug. 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, a sweeping bill that ticked some major items off the president’s health care agenda. The Biden administration has made reforming and improving health care in the U.S. a... Read More

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