Recent Work

Simon Rosenberg // Fri, January 17

Senators are going to find it harder to acquit the President than they expect. 

Why? 1) He's guilty.  2) His aides keep getting arrested, going to jail. 3) Nothing innocent about Trump.  4) Lev Parnas.

Robert J. Shapiro // Thu, January 9

In a new essay, Dr. Robert J. Shapiro argues that paying for Medicare for All would break the US tax system – and crush most Americans in the process.

Chris Taylor // Tue, January 7

It is critical that Congress doesn't wash its hand of trade policy now that the USMCA debate is over, because the President's larger, destructive trade strategy continues to erode the global rules-based trade system.

Chris Taylor // Tue, December 17

Trump’s trade deal with China offers no details on the structural reforms that were the entire point of the trade war. Instead, all the US receives is the promise of agricultural exports that are barely above the pre-2017 trend and could very easily not take place.

Simon Rosenberg // Mon, December 9

In country after country over the past year the President has taken steps to align US foreign policy w/Russia's. It has been a dramatic, little understood development, and has left America a weakened power, Russia a rising one. Congress must step in.

Simon Rosenberg // Sat, September 7

New digital threats will require US political parties to start seeing themselves as front line actors in our national effort to protect our elections and discourse.  Some thoughts on how the parties can re-imagine themselves to meet these challenges head on. 

Simon Rosenberg // Fri, August 2

Among the most significant political developments of the Trump era is the dramatic shift of under 45 year old voters towards the Democrats.  From 2000 to 2016, D margin w/under 45s was 6 points. In 2018, it was 25. 

Simon Rosenberg // Mon, February 11

The dramatic erosion of the GOP brand in the heavily Mexican-American parts of the country over the past two elections is one of the biggest stories in American politics.  Trump's border extremism has cost the GOP dearly.