Recent Work

Chris Taylor // Mon, March 11

Trump’s 2020 budget request contains growth and deficit projections at odds with virtually every independent analysis. Regardless of his claims, growth is slowing rapidly while the deficit is hitting levels unprecedented outside of a recession.

Chris Taylor // Wed, March 6

The potential trade deal with China looks likely to only increase some purchases of US goods, while doing little to reduce Chinese structural trade abuses. Meanwhile, the trade war has led to a large deceleration in US growth, while stimulus from the tax cut has weakened significantly.

Chris Taylor // Thu, February 14

Auto tariffs on the EU would destroy thousands of US manufacturing jobs, raise car prices across the country, and weaken our alliance with our European partners. Congress must act to challenge this looming trade war.

Chris Taylor // Tue, February 5

After two years of the Trump administration, jobs and wage growth have fallen, even in the face of a surging fiscal deficit. And the most vulnerable Americans have seen their access to healthcare worsen for the first time in a decade.

Chris Taylor // Tue, January 29

Since 1989, Democrats have overseen strong and inclusive economic growth when in the White House, while the Republican Presidents have repeatedly seen economic under-performance and even recession and decline. 

Simon Rosenberg // Fri, November 9

2018 was a very good election for the Democratic Party, the best for either party in 32 years. Important new leaders emerged, Trump/GOP saw their position erode in key 2020 battlegrounds and young voters, Asians and Hispanics swung hard to the Democrats.

Simon Rosenberg // Tue, October 30

Democrats have been raising a lot of money this cycle.  This is not just about fear of Trump - it is about the broad adoption of a more authentic people based politics suited for the digital age championed by Dean, Obama and yes even Trump himself. 

Simon Rosenberg // Thu, July 20

Simon offers the idea of creating a new government department focused solely on job creation and skill acquisition.