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58 minutes | 9 days ago
Ben Ginsberg on New Voting Bills
Ben Ginsberg is a nationally known elections lawyer. He served as national counsel to the Bush-Cheney presidential campaigns in the 2000 and 2004 election cycles and played a central role in the 2000 Florida recount. He was also appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as co-chair of the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration. In this episode he discusses the voting bills that are being considered in the states.
57 minutes | 16 days ago
Philip K. Howard on Biden's Infrastructure Plan
Philip K. Howard is a lawyer and author who has written extensively on government and legal reform. He is also the founder of Common Good, a nonpartisan national coalition dedicated to restoring common sense to America by simplifying government. In this episode, he discusses President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan.
63 minutes | 23 days ago
Thomas Kahn Discusses the Budget
Thomas Kahn is a Faculty Fellow at American University, an adjunct professor at George Washington University, and a senior consultant at the Cormac Group, a Washington public affairs group. In this episode, he discusses the federal budget, his area of expertise after serving for twenty years as staff director and chief counsel of the House Budget Committee.
59 minutes | a month ago
Mark Zandi: A Conversation on Economic Outlook
In this episode, we hear from Dr. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. He is also the lead director of Reinvestment Fund, one of the nation’s largest community development financial institutions, which makes investments in underserved communities. He discusses the rising risk of inflation and upcoming spending bills.
64 minutes | a month ago
John Hope Bryant: A Conversation on Building America
John Hope Bryant is an accomplished author, entrepreneur, and the founder of Operation Hope. The organization is the largest not-for-profit and best-in-class provider of financial literacy, financial inclusion, and economic empowerment tools and services in the United States for youth and adults. In this episode, he discusses his thoughts on the economic challenges facing disadvantaged communities across America.
81 minutes | 2 months ago
Warren Mosler: Modern Monetary Theory
Warren Mosler is an economist and the father of Modern Monetary Theory. His best-known contention is that a sovereign government operating in an environment without fixed exchange rates can never become “insolvent” because they can always provide more of their currency to pay their debts. It leads to the conclusion that budget deficits and government borrowing are not in and of themselves causes for concerns. It’s a controversial view that challenges most conventional economic thinking. In this episode, Mosler discusses his ideas and how they apply to the most important debates playing out in DC. Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
61 minutes | 2 months ago
Steven Pearlstein Discusses the Left's 'Progressive Paradise' and the Partisanship of Covid Relief
Hear from Steven Pearlstein, who recently wrote his final column for the Washington Post, where he had spent three decades. He devoted his final column to discussing the growing belief on the left that the old rules of economics no longer apply and why he worries that America may learn the hard way, that they do. He also talks about why the current COVID-19 relief negotiations are unfolding in such a partisan fashion.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Lawrence H. Summers on the COVID Relief Bill
Lawrence H. Summers is an economist who previously served as Chief Economist of the World Bank, Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration, and director of the National Economic Council in the Obama Administration, as well as president of Harvard University, where he is now a professor. In this episode, he discusses the COVID-19 relief bill, potential infrastructure spending, and his recent Op-Ed in the Washington Post.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
60 minutes | 3 months ago
John Anzalone, Lead Pollster for Biden 2020
John Anzalone is one of the nation’s top pollsters and messaging strategists. He was most recently the chief pollster for President-elect Joe Biden, marking his fourth presidential campaign. In this conversation, he discusses the latest thinking from the White House on a COVID-19 relief bill, and some recent results of opinion polling.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
58 minutes | 3 months ago
Frank Luntz: This is the Moment for the Problem Solvers
Frank Luntz is an American political and communications consultant, pollster, and pundit. His focus groups often highlight the use of language, as his book 'Words That Work' did, in conveying a message. Today, he’ll discuss recent polling he has done and why he believes this is the best opportunity the Problem Solvers Caucus has to accomplishing anything in Congress.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
54 minutes | 3 months ago
Moving Forward with Bipartisanship with Ari Fleischer
Ari Fleischer was previously the White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. In this episode, he discusses the role the media is playing in pushing Americans apart and what No Labels can do to bring us back together, especially as Congress debated a new COVID-19 relief deal.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
62 minutes | 3 months ago
Dr. Michael Osterholm Provides a COVID-19 Update
Dr. Michael Osterholm is the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota and one of the country’s top infectious disease experts. In this episode, he’ll discuss the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and recent spikes in infection numbers.
62 minutes | 4 months ago
No Labels Round Table: What's Next for Congress?
In this episode, we hear from leaders of No Labels and others as they discuss what is next for Congress. We’re joined by: Bill Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, former Congressman Tom Davis, Steve Pearlstein, a business and economics columnist with the Washington Post, and AB Stoddard, columnist and associate editor at RealClear Politics. In a broad consensus that this is No Labels’ moment. Because the new House and Senate will be governed by such small margins, bipartisan groups like the Problem Solvers Caucus will be essential. As Dr. Galston points out, few presidents have come into office with the kinds of challenges facing Joe Biden and he’ll need all the help he can get from congressional Democrats and Republicans committed to working with him to solve problems. Go to NoLabels.org to learn more about how we are bringing together a bipartisan group of public and private leaders working to solve America’s toughest problems.
65 minutes | 4 months ago
Thomas Friedman Thinks 'We are in a Third Promethean Moment'
Tom Friedman describes this as a “Promethean Moment,” a moment that destabilizes and changes the world around us. He says the Right/Left party politics that have existed for 250 years are in the process of becoming obsolete as globalization and technology have sped up exponentially. Go to NoLabels.org to learn more about how we are bringing together a bipartisan group of public and private leaders working to solve America’s toughest problems.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
83 minutes | 4 months ago
No Labels Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Ten years ago, No Labels began a journey to build the bipartisan governing coalition capable of solving America’s toughest problems. In this episode, hear from the leaders and elected officials who built this movement.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
62 minutes | 5 months ago
Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach Answers Your Vaccine Questions
Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach is president of Samaritan Health Initiatives, Inc. and an adjunct professor at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was formerly the Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration from 2006–2009. In this episode, he will discuss COVID-19 vaccines and answer questions on their development, implementation, and impact. Dr. von Eschenbach marvels at the speed at which COVID-19 vaccines were created. Where it could previously take 15 years to develop a vaccine, these came in less than a year. It was possible thanks to tremendous scientific advances, as well as several regulatory changes that cleared the way for these treatments to come to market faster. Go to NoLabels.org to learn more about how we are bringing together a bipartisan group of public and private leaders working to solve America’s toughest problems.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
71 minutes | 5 months ago
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Former Commissioner of the FDA
We hear from Dr. Margaret Hamburg, an internationally recognized leader in public health and medicine. She currently serves as foreign secretary of the National Academy of Medicine and chair of the NTI | bio Advisory Group. She is a former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), having served for almost six years. In this episode, she discusses the development of COVID-19 vaccines and the distribution and access to those vaccines once they have been developed. Dr. Hamburg explains that the real bright spot in the COVID-19 pandemic has been the mobilization of the medical research community to advance the development of vaccines in such a short time. The fastest vaccine development to date was for mumps, taking four years; in less than a year, two COVID-19 vaccines have been submitted for approval. Additionally, Dr. Hamburg notes the surprisingly high percentage of efficacy for both submissions, which was certainly not expected. Go to NoLabels.org to learn more about how we are bringing together a bipartisan group of public and private leaders working to solve America’s toughest problems.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
59 minutes | 5 months ago
What Should Happen in the First 100 Days of the New Congress?
In this episode, we open up the conversation to No Labels’ members to discuss what they think should be the top priorities for No Labels in the first hundred days of the new Biden Administration and the new Congress. It will be no surprise that the new president’s first task will be the containment of COVID-19, but No Labels is in a unique position to help determine what comes next. In the next Congress No Labels’ bipartisan coalition in the House and the Senate could emerge as the pivotal swing bloc. Democrats will have an even smaller majority in the House. While party control of the Senate will not be determined until the January 5 Georgia runoffs, the majority party will have no more than between 50-52 seats. The implication of this new legislative math is clear: In 2021, Washington will either solve problems on a bipartisan basis or they won’t solve them at all.Go to NoLabels.org to learn more about how we are bringing together a bipartisan group of public and private leaders working to solve America’s toughest problems.DHZdbuLxesohh4gBLMb1
60 minutes | 5 months ago
Divided We Stand: Democrats and Republicans Diverge on U.S. Foreign Policy
Dina Smeltz and Craig Kafura are both experts on public opinion and foreign policy with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. They will discuss their recent report about American views on foreign policy in the age of COVID-19. Smeltz and Kafura say voters do not generally choose a candidate on the basis of foreign policy, but that’s starting to change amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. As indicated by the title of their report, Divided We Stand, Democrats and Republicans do not generally agree on issues of foreign policy. But Smeltz and Kafura do see a few areas of common ground between the parties, including a widespread belief that foreign trade is important to the American economy and a fear that COVID-19 will lead to the end of globalization. Go to NoLabels.org to learn more about how we are bringing together a bipartisan group of public and private leaders working to solve America’s toughest problems.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
59 minutes | 6 months ago
The Responsibility of State Governance with David Crane
David Crane is a lecturer in Public Policy at Stanford University and the founder and president of Govern for California, which is working to bring a more pragmatic approach to state government. In this episode, he discusses the work of Govern for California and the critical, but often under-appreciated, effect that local and state government has on our lives.David Crane explains that when he began in state government advising Arnold Schwarzenegger, he was stunned by how little he knew about the state legislature, its role, and its relationship with the governorship. He goes on to note the vital need for people, companies and organizations to know the names of the state legislators who represent them on a local level. Although so many of us fixate on national politics, local politicians often have the most impact on our lives because they control and provide the social services that impact us daily. Go to NoLabels.org to learn more about how we are bringing together a bipartisan group of public and private leaders working to solve America’s toughest problems.Follow No Labels and Gridlock Break Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
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