Patchwork Stories

  • 02/19/2013
    Dave Gustafson, Jefferson Institute
    As lawmakers move beyond the messages and rhetoric of Tuesday's State of the Union address and consider policy changes to stabilize the country's financial well-being, we thought it might be helpful to share with them some insights we've gleaned from America's Budget Heroes. Video: Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address Feb. 12, 2012: See the...
  • 12/06/2012
    Dante Chinni, Jefferson Insitute
    Over the past few decades the Republican Party has been a kind of three-legged stool, supported by three key elements – an abiding belief in cutting government and taxes, a strong advocacy of social conservative issues and a solid commitment to a strong national defense. Those issues helped build a winning coalition that included tax-cut favoring...