Recent Work

Chris Taylor // Wed, November 28

There is a growing body of evidence that Trump's tariffs are bringing unncessary harm to the US and global economies.  It is time for these reckless policies to end - the next Congress should make rolling back these tariffs one of its highest priorities. 

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. 

Chris Taylor // Mon, October 29

In a new series challenging Trump's economic policy, we argue that Americans are not better off after nearly two years of the Trump administration. Job and wage growth is down, the trade and budget deficits have surged, and healthcare access has declined for the middle class.

Chris Taylor // Fri, October 12

Trump’s trade policies are hurting the Iowa economy. His tariffs are unpopular there, and his party is performing badly in the fall elections. Some thoughts on what this means for the Democratic presidential race starting soon. 

Simon Rosenberg // Fri, April 27

Some recent data from Pew Research suggests pace of erosion of TV, rise of digital is picking up, and 2018 likely to be first election more folks get their news online than from TV. Big implications for US politics.

Simon Rosenberg // Thu, July 20

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

Chris Murphy // Wed, May 25

Republicans had more than five times the audience than their debates received in 2008. Democrats did not top their 2008 totals.