Research: Reclaiming Government for America’s Future

by Sarah White on July 17, 2016 in Feature

Indivisible_Logo_RGBCheck out our latest research project: Reclaiming Government for America’s Future.

Could Civic Education Help Fight Terrorism?

by Elaine Mejia on December 17, 2015 in December 2015 eNewsletter

What’s the goal of American public education? Today, many people would say “to prepare students for good jobs.” But the answer used to be “to prepare students to be good citizens.” This change in attitude is one of several factors … Continue reading

Fewer Alt-Weeklies, Fewer Local Government Watchdogs

by Elaine Mejia on December 17, 2015 in December 2015 eNewsletter

Many alternative weekly newspapers are known for their coverage of local government. An alt-weekly reporter may be the only reporter at a meeting of the town council or local planning board, providing the public with details about a new zoning … Continue reading

Talking About Immigration

by Public Works on September 28, 2015 in September 2015 eNewsletter

The battle for the Republican presidential nomination has put immigration back in the center of the political debate. If you find yourself at a loss for talking points on the issue, Opportunity Agenda is here to help with three Messaging … Continue reading

A Common American Vocabulary?

by Public Works on September 28, 2015 in September 2015 eNewsletter

What is the shared cultural core of America? Eric Liu makes the argument for a shared national or American vocabulary and understanding of the basics of the nation’s history in this essay for Democracy. Liu is executive director of the … Continue reading

Fighting Despair in the Environmental Movement

by Public Works on September 28, 2015 in September 2015 eNewsletter

This moving piece in Pacific Standard by reporter Brooke Jarvis tells the story of photographer Chris Jordan and the years he spent documenting the lives of Laysan albatrosses on the Midway Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean. Jordan watched thousands … Continue reading

Foundations Supporting Government Innovation?

by Public Works on July 28, 2015 in July 2015 eNewsletter

How do we tackle America’s big problems—wealth disparity, long-term unemployment, lack of social mobility? New tech gadgets or even massive investments from foundations aren’t going to solve them. As Mark Funkhouser, publisher of Governing magazine, writes, only effective and accountable … Continue reading