Richard Haass, who leads the Council on Foreign Relations, has a new book out today entitled Foreign Policy Begins at Home in which he argues that the United States needs to get its own house in order to maximize its global power and influence. Haass says the U.S. also needs to avoid getting...
New York -- In response to the late night passage of a tax deal by the US House of Representatives, Miles Rapoport, president of the national nonpartisan public policy organization Demos released the following statement: "It is in the nature of a complicated bipartisan agreement that it looks...
This Demos Explainer explores the tension between political support for deficit reduction versus job creation and economic security policies. Most available research indicates a significant difference in priorities between the majority of Americans and the affluent that comprise the political donor...
President Obama has belatedly grasped that holding firm on tax increases for the top 2 percent, and defending Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid against needless cuts, is good politics and good policy. As his Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner put it on Fox News Sunday, "Why does it make sense...
I have long said that the Republican Party does not speak for much of corporate America or Wall Street when it takes a totally intransigent stance against higher taxes. Many business people are normal and practical types who understand that we can't tackle our fiscal and investment challenges...
One article of faith in contemporary political life is that conservatives side with business and progressives are far less friendly to the private sector. In many ways, this is true -- judging by the battle lines in Washington, where groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National...
Outside money transforms California’s income inequality, among the worst in the country, into political inequality. That’s evident in the ongoing fight over Proposition 30, Governor Jerry Brown’s attempt to solve the state’s budget deficit and maintain funding of California schools by raising taxes...
Ronald Reagan's hologram may not have shown up to the Republican convention last night to extoll the virtues of draconian government cuts, but the anti-tax movement that launched his political career continues to strangle California's government. That's because the movement has continued to...
The news of looming cuts in California's education system is, an and of itself, depressing and frightening. Considered as part and parcel of a pervasive American tic -- the ability to be both aware of a problem but obstinately unwilling to do anything to solve it -- well, one can't help but be...
Senior Fellow David Callahan was on CNBC to talk about the need for tax reform that protects the middle-class.