Research & Commentary


, Governing
Why State Legislatures Should Go Virtual in a Time of Crisis
Emily Mooney & Anthony Marcum

Many state legislatures are rushing to close their doors in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among their members, staffs and families. Well over half of the lawmaking bodies have…

, National Interest
What If the Coronavirus Recession Gets Worse Than Expected?
Jonathan Bydlak

Whenever the government substantially intervenes in the U.S. economy, you can bet there will be commentators worried about inflation.

Nine times out of 10, I’d be inclined to agree. But not…

Even in a crisis, internet voting isn’t the answer
Marc Hyden

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” former Obama Advisor Rahm Emanuel likes to say. His often-repeated quote simply means that crises present opportunities to affect change, and…

UI Benefit Coalition Letter to Governors
Eli Lehrer

To America’s Governors:

As you know, on March 27, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or CARES Act. This nearly $2.3 trillion…

, All On Georgia
Without Reforms, Jails Could Become Epicenter of COVID-19 Outbreaks
Marc Hyden

Newspapers across the country are awash with headlines about the coronavirus, ensuring that the virus’ hazards and the ways to mitigate them remain on the forefront of our minds. In fact, we’ve…

, Drinks Reform
Pennsylvania Tries to Turn Off the Internet During COVID
C. Jarrett Dieterle

As America continues its struggle to contain the Coronavirus, state governments are busy issuing—and extending—stay-at-home orders and other protective public health measures. One of the key…

Bipartisan groups lay out principles for transparency and oversight of coronavirus stimulus spending
Jonathan Bydlak

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi                                         The Honorable Kevin McCarthy
Speaker of the…

Digital Trade Rules for the 21st Century
Clark Packard

By pushing for new rules, grounded in a commitment to nondiscrimination and the free flow of goods and services, the United States is well positioned to replicate the type of indispensable leadership…

Anti-eviction edict will worsen California’s economic woes
Steven Greenhut

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently issued an executive order that creates a statewide moratorium on evictions. Such orders are just a fancy term for an edict — something passed unilaterally by…

, Lawfare
Coronavirus Disinformation and the Need for States to Shore Up International Law
Gary Corn

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, the Kremlin seems to be observing the old adage that one should never let a good crisis go to waste. According to several news outlets, the European External…