Our politics are currently governed by the President’s far right base — our businesses don’t have to be. By speaking out against the President’s shutdown, corporate America can put pressure on him to end the suffering. At a moment when consumer confidence is plummeting and uncertainty is rising, doing so would be both good business and the right thing to do.
Until we find a way to make our elections more efficient, and stop eating up the hours of our fellow Americans – at a time when studies show American workers are working longer hours than ever recorded, and longer than anyone else in the industrialized world – we are essentially turning away eligible Americans who want to vote, but also need to work and provide for their families. It doesn’t have to be like this.
The Trump Administration’s recent moves to alienate our allies and retreat from the world cedes the US’ position of leadership to China, which has taken advantage of the void through its “Belt and Road Initiative.” The United States must offer its own robust and comprehensive strategy for international development, or risk losing its economic, security, and leadership advantages around the world.
Former Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter reflects on his lessons in leadership from two terms in office, provides a window into the policymaking process, gives his thoughts on the current political landscape, and explains why he believes that this is a better time than any other to study public policy.
Student movements can bring immigration issues into the national conversation.