The hypocrisy of the opioid debate

Posted on April 25, 2018

Days ago, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee unanimously approved a bill called the “Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018.” Since this is a bipartisan measure, it’s no surprise that the...

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It sure seems like a cover-up

Posted on April 11, 2018

On October 1, 2017, a gunman named Stephen Paddock killed 58 and injured more than 850 people who were attending a country music concert in Las Vegas. The murderer fired semiautomatic assault weapons, equipped...

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We don’t need to overturn the Second Amendment to enact strong gun laws

Posted on March 28, 2018

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens recently wrote an op-ed calling for a constitutional amendment to repeal the Second Amendment. And he is correct that Justice Antonin Scalia’s majority ruling in District of...

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The unholy misuse of “freedom” of religion

Posted on March 15, 2018

The radical right is engaged in political warfare to impose fundamentalist Christianity on all Americans. To be more specific, they are trying to enact laws and policies to: Allow businesspeople to refuse service to...

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How to Argue for Stronger Gun Laws

Posted on February 23, 2018

Once again, we’re engaged in a debate over gun laws following a horrific massacre. The problem is not American public opinion. The highly-respected Quinnipiac University Poll reported on February 20 that Americans support universal...

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Seven questions answered on progressive strategy for 2018

Posted on January 31, 2018

Policy Director Bernie Horn was asked seven questions by The Campaign Workshop: What are the key issues that progressive lawmakers should be pushing in 2018, and how do you determine which legislation to urge...

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You are the vanguard of the progressive movement

Posted on January 17, 2018

As we begin this crucial year, one that may determine the direction of American politics for decades to come, let us explain what we intend as the role played by the Public Leadership Institute....

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Ten model bills for cities and counties

Posted on January 3, 2018

Most of the PLI model bills featured in the 2018 edition of the Progressive Agenda work at both the state and local levels. But there are some areas of law that are particularly suited...

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Ten modest model bills

Posted on December 20, 2017

Every lawmaker works on a wide variety of bills and at least some of them should be the kind that may draw bipartisan support. Here are ten such policy models from our brand-new 2018...

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Ten extremely popular bills for 2018

Posted on December 6, 2017

Progressives should decide where they stand on issues based on values, not on polls. At the same time, we can’t fight all our battles at once and it is smart politics to lift up...

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