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November 14, 2007

November 14, 2007

October 15, 2007

October 15, 2007


September 15, 2007

  • The PT Roundtable II: Reasserting the States' Role
  • Publisher's Letter: Constitutional Considerations
  • Exclusive Q&As:
    - TX State Senator Leticia Van De Putte
    - ME State Senator Libby Mitchell
  • State Solutions: The 50-State guide to REAL ID

August 10, 2007

  • Immigration: The Immigration Debate that Wasn't
  • Q&A: MPI President, Demetrios Papademetriou
  • Immigration on the Ground: A Tale of Many Cities 
  • Law Enforcement: The Front Line
  • State Solutions: States tackle immigration policy
  • Policy on the Border: At the Dividing Line

July 11, 2007

  • Letter: Can the States Save the Federal Model?
  • Federal/State Relations: The States' Turn to Steer?
  • The Followup: Following up on the PT Roundtable 
  • Federalism Examined: The View from Washington
  • State Solutions: Environmental Policy
  • Q&A: Washington State Senator Phil Rockefeller
  • California POV: CA Senators Jack Scott, Roy Ashburn

June 12, 2007

  • Political Principles: Liberty vs. Equality
  • The American Entrepreneur: Making it in California
    Q&A: CA Assemblyman Juan Arambula
    Q&A: CA Assemblyman Jim Silva
  • State Solutions:
      New regulations on hedge funds, guns and cigarettes
  • Campaign Finance: The Cost of Free Speech

May 24, 2007

  • EXCLUSIVE: The Policy Today Roundtable
  • Federal/State Relations: A Troubled Partnership
  • State Solutions:
      Immigration: Municipalities Act as Congress Stalls
      California's Prison Plan
      Mining and Clean Water Regulation
      States Reject REAL ID
  • Campaign Finance: How Clean is Clean?

April 18, 2007

  • Economic Principles: State Economies, Global Market
      Q&A: VT State Rep. Kathleen Keenan
  • State Competition: Beggar Thy Neighbor
      • States in a Global Market: Can States Succeed?
          Q&A: UT State Rep. Sheryl Allen
  • California Policy: The Golden State Goes Green
  • California Policy: Outfoxing Outsourcing

March 29, 2007

  • Political Principles: The State of State Government
  • Legislative Process: Maryland - One Party State
      Q&A: WY State Senate President John Schiffer
      Q&A: OR Senator Avel Gordly
  • Term Limits: The Good, The Bad and The Inevitable
  • Legislative Process CA: It Wobbles, but it Works
      Q&A: Tony Beard Jr.
  • Legislative Objective: One Size Fits None

March 14, 2007

  • Legal Principles: Criminal Justice in America
  • Systemic Reform: Tough - But Smart - On Crime
      Q&A: CA Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines
      Q&A: OR Senator Ginny Burdick
  • Sentencing: Crime and Punishment in California

  • Alternative Programs: Beyond Confinement
      Q&A: CA Senator Gilbert Cedillo 
  • Rehabilitation: The Revolving Door
  • Policing California: New Challenges for CA Cops

February 21, 2007

  • Society: An Equalitarian Society?
  • Education: A Level Playing Field
      Q&A: Kansas State Senator John Vratil
      Q&A: Arkansas State Senator Jimmy Jeffress
      Q&A: Indiana Representative Gregory Porter
  • Crime: Defeating Crime with Choice
  • Economics: To Have and to Have Not
  • Health Care: Healing a Sick System

  • Education: A Tale of Two Teachers
      Q&A: CA Assemblywoman Betty Karnette
      Q&A: CA Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia
  • Economics: California Dreaming
  • Health Care: Wanted: Timely, Affordable Health Care

January 18, 2007

  • Politics: Federalism in the Balance
  • Federalism Today: Examining Term Limits
      Q&A: NCSL Executive Director William Pound 
  • Politics: New Congress, Old Gridlock
  • Society: The American Character

October 27, 2006

  • Politics: "Being Joe Freshman"
  • Politics: Examining Term Limits
      Q&A: CA Assemblyman Joe Canciamilla
      Q&A: CA Assemblyman Jerome Horton
  • Economics: The Chinese and Indian Budgets

October 10, 2006

  • Politics: "Shaking the Tree"
  • U.S. Foreign Policy: "Consistent, if Outdated"
      Q&A: U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel
  • Economics: "We Are What We Spend"

October 10, 2006 - California Ed.

  • Politics: "Shaking the Tree"
  • California: "Clean Air for California"
      Q&A: Assemblywoman Fran Pavley
  • Economics: "We Are What We Spend"

September 20, 2006

  • Politics: "U.S. Policy: Beyond Slogans"
  • Economics: "Organized Labor: Divided they Stand"
      Q&A: Change to Win's Anna Burger

September 20, 2006 - California Ed.

  • Politics: "U.S. Policy: Beyond Slogans" 
  • California: "CA Health Care: In Critical Condition"
      Q&A: CA Senator Sheila Kuehl
      Q&A: CA Senator Dick Ackerman
      Q&A: CA Assemblyman Joe Nation

August 9, 2006

  • Politics: "The Silent Majority"
      Q&A: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Political Dynamics: "Are All Politics Still Local?"
      Q&A: Congressman Tom Cole
  • Society: "The Changing Face of American Pluralism"

July 5, 2006

  • Law: The Rising Cost of Incarceration
      Q&A: Roderick Hickman
  • Politics: The influence of California's Prison Guards
      Q&A: Prison Guard Vick Kemp
  • Society: San Francisco's Novel Approach to Crime

May/June 2006 

  • Society: Rethinking the U.S. abortion debate
  • Politics: Gun control vs. Gun owners' rights
      Q&A: Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy
      Q&A: Professor Franklin Zimring
  • Enduring Principles...

April 5, 2006

  • Politics: Cronyism
  • Immigration Reform: Bordering on Stalemate
      Q&A: Congresswoman Susan Davis
      Q&A: CA Assemblyman Ray Haynes
  • Economics: Sarbanes Oxley

March 1, 2006

  • Politics & Society: Minimum Wage Policy
      Q&A: Congressman Darrell Issa
      Q&A: Congressman George Miller
  • Politics: CA Citizens' Assembly
  • Economics: U.S. Farm Subsidies

February 1, 2006

  • Government: Congressional Oversight
  • Society: National Service
      Q&A: Professor Charles Moskos
      Q&A: U.S. Congressman Pete Stark
  • Politics: The U.S. Two-Party System

November 22, 2005

  • Politics: The politics of the class divide.
  • CA Redistricting Reform: What's Next?
      Q&A: CA Senators Ashburn, Lowenthal, Bowen
      Q&A: CA Assemblyman Mike Villines
  • Ohio: Redistricting Reform: Still On the Agenda
      Q&A: Ohio House Minority Leader Chris Redfern

November 2, 2005

  • Politics: Reexamining Federalism
  • CA Redistricting Reform: The Last Word
      Q&A: CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
      Q&A: CA Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez
      Q&A: Steve Lynn, Arizona Redistricting Chair.
  • Economics: The Fed and the Housing Bubble

October 19, 2005

  • Politics: Campaign Finance Reform
      Q&A: Congressman Raul Grijalva
  • CA Redistricting Reform: How to Reconnect
      Q&A: CA Assemblyman Tim Leslie
      Q&A: CA Senator Roy Ashburn

October 5, 2005

  • Politics: The Federal Energy Bill
  • CA Redistricting Reform: Other issues
      Q&A: CA Assemblyman Mike Villines
      Q&A: CA Senator Debra Bowen
  • Economics: CAFTA

September 8, 2005

  • Politics: Ultimate issues for the Supreme Court
  • CA Redistricting Reform: Digging deeper...
      Q&A: CA Senator Alan Lowenthal
      Q&A: CA Senate President Pro-Tem Don Perata
  • Economics: Organized Labor at the Crossroads
      Q&A: SEIU President Andy Stern


  • Politics: The changing face of Congress
  • CA Redistricting Reform: Examing the issues
      Q&A: CA Assembly Rep. Leader Kevin McCarthy
      Q&A: CA Senator Jackie Speier
  • Economics: Contemplating outsourcing
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