Polling Priorities, Logical Fallacies, Clean Slate and More

Posted on January 29, 2020

Clean Slate Act: In 2018, Pennsylvania enacted the Clean Slate Act which automatically seals criminal records that are routinely eligible for sealing but which otherwise require a complicated and costly application process.

How to rebut logical fallacies in the impeachment debate: Progressives have gotten so used to hearing bald-faced lies that perhaps we have become a little less ready to recognize which rhetorical tricks are being used against us. For a discussion of five logical fallacies in the impeachment debate, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Not Another Politics Podcast: Well, that is what they call this new podcast series from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. The first podcast topic is certainly timely: “Do Divisive Primaries Actually Affect General Elections?”

Federal government leaving states a heavy load: This column from the National Conference of State Legislatures describes the major policy areas where the federal government has failed to act and states therefore must. The list includes infrastructure, Medicaid, immigration, abortion, climate change, election security, and vaping.

Polling—The People’s Priorities, Examined: A recent analysis published by the Gallup Poll describes the issues that are most important to Americans in 2020. The very top issues are the economy, health care and immigration. There is much of interest in this column.

New 2020 Progressive Agenda for States and Localities: PLI has recently published its annual Progressive Agenda, which recommends 50 model bills and hyperlinks to 100 others. Download the Progressive Agenda here or contact bhorn@publicleadershipinstitute.org for printed copies.