Month: December 2021

Manchin Draws a Line

Margaret and Ryan break down Sen. Joe Manchin’s call for Democrats to do better than the current Build Back Better Act – why the West Virginia centrist made that decision, and what it means for policy heading into an election year. Listen on Spotify here. Listen on Apple podcasts here.

Build Back Bipartisanship

Does the infrastructure bill need to be an outlier? Margaret doesn’t think so, arguing that there are many current opportunities for two-party solutions on Capitol Hill. Plus, No Labels veterans Margaret and Ryan mark 11 years since the organization’s founding. Listen on Spotify podcasts here Listen on Apple Podcasts here

Five Facts on K-12 Education in the US

The Senate appropriations bill covering education — one of the 12 appropriations measures the Senate must pass each year — would allocate $98.4 billion for the Education Department, an increase of 34% from current levels, including doubling grants to local education agencies that assist schools in low-income communities. Here are five facts on K-12 education …

Five Facts on K-12 Education in the US Read More »

Five Facts on Surprising 2021 Election Result

The recent Republican victory in the Virginia gubernatorial race and near-win in New Jersey dominated coverage of last month’s elections, but Republicans won unexpected victories in other contests as well. Here are five other surprising results from the 2021 elections. 1. Republicans swept statewide judicial races in Pennsylvania, including the race for a vacancy on …

Five Facts on Surprising 2021 Election Result Read More »

Averted Shutdown Is No Cause for Celebration

Last night, all 100 senators agreed to proceed to a vote on funding the government through mid-February. Then, the Senate voted 69-28 to approve the continuing resolution. A win for bipartisanship? Hardly. Instead, it was another prime example of government dysfunction. The Senate has failed to pass any of the 12 annual appropriations bills that …

Averted Shutdown Is No Cause for Celebration Read More »

Scroll to Top