Issues

The President and the Pauper Tax Bills

Editors’ Note: Crossposted from The New York Times, October 10, 2020. By Nicholas Kristof Voters are not immune to appreciating the proportions that differentiate them from the very wealthy. American exceptionalism promises that any and all can succeed economically to… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

JACK ALLAN ABRAMOFF You. Don’t. Know. Jack! For those of a certain age, the name Jack Abramoff conjures memories of lobbying, scandal, and prison. He is the self-styled “ultimate Washington insider,” according to his website, which promotes him as a… Read More ›

An Unseen and Overlooked Workforce

Editors’ Note: Reposted from NPR, September 17, 2020.  The issue raises serious questions about a government policy created 82 years ago with good intentions versus contemporary knowledge and values.  Can we do better?   By Alina Selyukh Jerry D’Agostino had a… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

NOVA CATHOLICS ADDRESS RACISM; TRUMP APPEALS TO THE FAITHFUL The Catholic Diocese of Arlington, which incudes 70 parishes throughout Northern Virginia, has established a 14-member council to advise its Bishop on racism and determine “actionable” ways to right the wrong… Read More ›

While Democracy Slept

In 1938, Winston Churchill published While England Slept, a collection of his speeches attempting to warn that the nation needed to prepare for a war with Germany. The general view in England was that its natural defenses – the English… Read More ›

Emotions as Motivator

By Frank Blechman I am something of a policy nerd (good at analysis but lacking the charisma to be a wonk). I like to hear important policies discussed in detail, with backup materials available for further investigation. I spent enough… Read More ›