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Your Top Ten Policy Issues—And the Winners Are ...
Thursday, 13 March 2008

While PT's servers never approached meltdown, a number of our readers sent in their choices for our “Top 10” policy issues. We have our own ideas, but wanted to know yours. Throughout the comments – those posted on the site and received by e–mail – there was a similar undercurrent: that as a nation, we have been ill served by the lack of intelligent debate on issues that concern us most.

But, here you go—the sealed envelope, please. Let's start with the easy ones: (1) Education and (2) Healthcare. Writes Lisa Buhler, “I would like to see a discussion on the healthcare system – national healthcare has not worked for other countries – why would it work...

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES II
Monday, 11 February 2008

The ideas sound wonderful, but without the political machinery to make them happen, are they any more than make-believe?

Barack Obama speakingJohn McCain speakingHillary Clinton speaking

Americans like a good fight, and the presidential primaries have certainly provided that. By now, voters have narrowed the field to 3-4 likely choices for America's 45th President:

US Presidential Seal The candidate of experience rests her case on eight years as the President's wife. During that period, she squandered an historic opportunity to transform national health care while her husband fooled around in the hallway. By the way, he'll be back.

US Presidential Seal The candidate of change remains charmingly ambiguous on most issues while lacking a track record to suggest what he really has in mind. That m...

Feature Story
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES TO NOWHERE?
Friday, 08 February 2008
Missing in Iowa: a dose of Midwestern common sense?

In Meredith Wilson's 1957 Broadway hit, The Music Man, Professor Harold Hill arrives in Iowa to sell the citizens of River City a boys' band. Fifty years later, a handful of US Senators and other politicians descended on the state to sell them a Presidential election. Wilson's story had a happy ending. Bags packed and skipping town, Hill falls in love with Marian Paroo, the town librarian, and sticks around to make good on his word. The politicos were out of Iowa faster than a marching band, stymied only by the country's creaky air traffic control system which grounded them at Des Moines International for a few extra hours. (See, “Infrastructure St...

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POLICY PRIORITIES: Your
In the coming issues, PT will cover people and policies in the following areas. Let us know whether they're on your “Top 10” list. And, if not, what are your “Top 10”? To...
PT speaks with Larry J. Sabato, author of the recently published A More Perfect Constitution. Reminding us of Jefferson's quote that, “the earth belongs always to the living generation,” ...
It may seem like the health care debate is confined to the presidential campaign circuit, but several U.S. states are actually taking action. PT rounds up the states making news with health care pol...

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Social Contract
Your Top Ten Policy Issues—And the Winners Are ...
  1. Thursday, 13 March 2008
  1. While PT's servers never approached meltdown,...
POLICY PRIORITIES: Your
  1. Friday, 08 February 2008
  1. In the coming issues, PT will cover people and ...
Liberty
Protecting Liberty in a Land of Equality
  1. Monday, 11 June 2007
  1. Lawmakers across the country struggle daily to b...
Gun Control
Guns, Violence and Federalism
  1. Thursday, 14 September 2006
  1. However sacred it may be, the Second Amendment is ...
Q&A: Professor Franklin Zimring
  1. Thursday, 01 June 2006
  1. PT talks to Professor Franklin Zimring, William G....
Q&A: Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy
  1. Thursday, 01 June 2006
  1. PT talks to Carolyn McCarthy, U.S. Congresswoman f...
Federalism
  1. Friday, 08 February 2008
  1. “Our Partnership”: New Regs for REAL I...
The Follow-Up: Federalism Reloaded
  1. Wednesday, 05 September 2007
  1. If state legislators want to reclaim their place i...
Reasserting the States' Role in the Federal Model
  1. Wednesday, 05 September 2007
  1. Constitutional ConsiderationsLegal experts add the...

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