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Progress Updates

Progress Updates2023-02-07T16:25:37-05:00

Our progress updates bring you the news filtered through a results-focused lens. We ask: Has the event, action, or utterance changed anything? In particular, has it contributed tangibly to resolving any of the problems that we focus on here? Our reports demonstrate progress towards a solution – or regrettably, a regression from possible resolution. If our editors do not agree that the event, action, or utterance has moved the needle of progress one way or the other, then it won’t be reported here.

A Glimmer of Hope for Ending Debt Limit Showdowns

2022-04-28T04:16:01-05:00January 20, 2022|Categories: |

The next vote on paying the nation’s bills will be after the ’22 election, creating an opening for a campaign about the country’s soaring national debt – and discussion about how to depoliticize the borrowing cap that funds it.

Pushing for Real Policy Debate

2021-10-10T10:53:41-05:00October 1, 2021|Categories: |

When we interviewed Maya MacGuineas earlier this year, she made her case for real policy debate by putting serious ideas on the table and challenging others to do the same. We couldn't include them all in our profile of her, so we decided to excerpt some of her comments here.

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