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Following the destructive policies and rhetoric of the previous administration, Joe Biden is now faced with the necessity of healing a divided nation. The country...

Feb 4, 2021 Blog Post
A transpartisan agenda to rebuild trust and tackle America’s biggest challenges

America's partisan divides seem intractable. But beneath the polarization, Americans actually agree on quite a lot. "Moving Forward Together" proposes 12 issues on which Republicans,...

Dec 10, 2020 Report

There is no doubt that America is a country with deep divisions, but angry political rhetoric and the tribalization of partisan loyalties have drowned out...

Dec 8, 2020 Blog Post

Nancy Schön, the sculptor behind the “Make Way for Ducklings” statues in the Boston Public Garden, is also responsible for something completely different: a popular...

Jan 7, 2020 Blog Post

Giving thanks for the rare good fortune of living in a great neighborhood in a great city - and exploring the link between good neighborhood...

Oct 30, 2019 Blog Post

Too often, the impacts of our behavior on the environment and our health are invisible to us, making it hard to see the damage we’re...

Sep 26, 2019 Blog Post

Our democracy as it currently exists is far from perfect, but in 2018, states and cities across the country pushed forward with a number of...

Jan 8, 2019 Blog Post

National elected leaders would have us believe Republicans and Democrats are from different planets, unable to communicate, much less agree on anything. Last weekend I...

Nov 2, 2018 Blog Post

Last week, we released the ninth edition of Following the Money, our annual report with U.S. PIRG Education Fund evaluating governments on their online financial...

May 1, 2018 Blog Post
How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data

State-operated transparency websites provide checkbook-level detail on government spending, allowing citizens and watchdog groups to view payments made to individual companies, details on purchased goods...

Apr 25, 2018 Report

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