The idea for this blog grew, like many good ideas do, out of frustration. After time spent studying public policy and working in the think tank trenches, breathing the politics-saturated air in Washington, and closely following our country’s political course during the Bush and Obama years, I feel discouraged by the degree to which facts and research often get sidelined in our political discourse and policymaking process. The wealth of quality public policy research being produced at think tanks, universities, and other organizations is not having the full impact it could or should on our political conversations and decision-making. The Policy Brief is my small effort to bridge this gap and bring new, innovative social and economic policy research to a broader audience.
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