IdeaLog

Giving thanks for Bannon’s exit

Posted on November 22, 2017

As you count your blessings at the Thanksgiving table, be thankful that Steve Bannon no longer works at the White House. He’s the guy who said: “I’m a Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the...

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What happens in Vegas

Posted on November 8, 2017

Authorities and interest groups have put on a master class demonstrating how to bamboozle the media and whitewash unpleasant facts in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting. As all of you know,...

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Framing the 2018 election season

Posted on October 25, 2017

As James Carville explained 25 years ago, elections are decided by the way they are framed. In choosing a candidate, a persuadable voter is answering a question and a skilled campaign influences what question...

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PLI Bulletin

Protecting Young Lungs, Bye Bye Bannon, Sanctuary Cities Saved and More

Posted on November 21, 2017

Protecting Young People from Tobacco Act: Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths and more than 90 percent of smokers start as teenagers. The Protecting Young People from Tobacco Act would increase the...

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What Happens in Vegas, Health Care Disclosure, Policies for Workers and More

Posted on November 8, 2017

Fair Share Health Care Disclosure Act: More than 60 percent of enrollees in Medicaid and CHIP are members of working families. This means the worker’s employer is being subsidized, which burdens the state treasury...

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Student Loans, Saving the ACA, Disinformation Playbook and More

Posted on October 25, 2017

Student Loan Bill of Rights: 43 million Americans now owe more than $1.3 trillion in student loans and, more and more, the lenders aren’t playing fair. States (and Washington, D.C.) have started to protect...

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In the News

PLI cited on prescription drug legislation

Posted on September 30, 2017

Maryland law that punishes generic price gouging can proceed By ED SILVERMAN @Pharmalot In a blow to the pharmaceutical industry, a federal court judge allowed a new Maryland law to go into effect on...

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PLI’s work featured in Glamour Magazine

Posted on July 27, 2017

Abortion Rights Are Under Attack, but Some States Are Fighting Back By Lily Herman It’s no secret that President Donald Trump, his administration, and Republican lawmakers are trying to dismantle women’s reproductive rights in 2017....

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PLI work praised on the Katie Speak Show

Posted on July 24, 2017

Fighting Back At The Texas Legislature: A Conversation With Katie Klabusich by Kit O’Connell [This is a description of part of the show. The entire podcast version is here.] Then, the show’s host, Katie Klabusich, and...

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