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PPI | Policy Report | October 8, 2004 | 
Empty Promises: The Poverty of Compassionate Conservatism
By Anne Kim and Will Marshall
Beneath its inspiring rhetoric of compassion, the Bush approach combines stingy funding with no effective demands for greater accountability.

PPI | Policy Report | February 8, 2001 | 
In God We Trust?
By Lewis D. Solomon and Matthew J. Vlissides, Jr.
Faith Based Organizations should receive support and encouragement from government. But expanding their role is not without both constitutional and administrative difficulties, and the Bush Administration should undertake the task with care.

PPI | Policy Report | January 1, 1999 | 
Civic Environmentalism in Action
By Marc Landy, Megan Susman, and Debra Knopman
Civic Environmentalism in Action: A Field Guide to Regional and Local Initiatives is designed to help policymakers at all levels of government create innovative, place-based solutions to local and regional environmental problems.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 23, 2020
Faith-based Service
By Ronald J. Sider
Nothing in the U.S. Constitution or their party history requires Democrats to oppose faith-based initiatives. They should look for ways to support them.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 23, 2020
TurnAround Corps
By Michael Goldstein
Nationally, TurnAround Corps would be a low-cost initiative. Yet it could drive measurable achievement gains, jump-start deeper school change, and create a pipeline for a new generation of high-quality teachers.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 13, 2020
Civic Enterprise
By Marc Porter Magee
In the aftermath of a long election season focused mostly on the record of the Republican incumbent, many Democrats are now embracing their outsider role as an opportunity to forge a more ambitious progressive agenda for change.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 7, 2020
Broken Faith
By Anne Kim
Bush promised a broad revolution in social policy, with his faith-based initiative as its centerpiece. He hasn't delivered.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2020
Keep the Faith, Baby
By Will Marshall
Sen. Joe Lieberman has vowed to craft a new approach on the faith-based iniative that, unlike the House bill, can win broad, bipartisan support.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2020
People Power
By Carmen Sirianni and Louis Friedland
Excerpt adapted from "Civic Innovation in America: Community Empowerment, Public Policy, and the Movement for Civic Renewal," University of California Press, 2001.

PPI | Front & Center | July 18, 2020
Fixing the Faith-Based Initiative
By Will Marshall
As the House takes up President Bush's faith-based initiative, Democrats have good reasons to be skeptical, but even better ones to work with the White House in forging a stronger partnership between government and both community and religious groups in tackling America's social ills.

DLC | The New Democrat | December 20, 2020
Vermont Reparative Boards a Model Worth Emulating
(Letter to the Editor) "Citizen panels in Vermont decide how perpetrators of nonviolent crimes such as shoplifting, vandalism, and disorderly conduct should 'repair the damage' done to their community."

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 1, 2020
A New Model of Governance
By Debra S. Knopman and Marc K. Landy
Civic environmentalism promotes local approaches.

DLC | The New Democrat | August 1, 2020
Repairing the Social Fabric
By David Osborne and Peter Plastrik
An excerpt from "The Reinventor's Fieldbook: Tools for Transforming Your Government."

DLC | The New Democrat | March 1, 2020
For Sale: Shoes with a Soul
By Chelsea Olson
"There needs to be a new way, a third way, that merges nonprofit and for-profit organizations.... What is different about this store is that it marks the first time that a for-profit and non-profit have joined forces to commit to a specific neighborhood with real geographical boundaries."

DLC | The New Democrat | January 1, 2021
Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job
By Theo Yedinsky
On the south side of Milwaukee, the Rev. Jim Holub and a team of dedicated young people are building a bridge across the digital divide that separates technology "haves" from "have nots."

DLC | The New Democrat | September 1, 2020
Condescending Conservatism
By Harry C. Boyte and Nancy N. Kari
George W. Bush's dumbed-down vision of Citizenship.

DLC | The New Democrat | July 1, 2020
Back to the Center
By Fred Siegel
The promise of the New Urbanism.

DLC | The New Democrat | July 1, 2020
How Goes the Battle?
By John J. DiIulio Jr.
It's too early to celebrate about recent declines in violent crime.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 1, 2020
Caring for Our Civic Souls
By Olgen Williams
The Front Porch Alliance doesn't run programs. Instead, it responds to problems in the community that no program would have the foresight to resolve.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 1, 2020
Re-Funding Social Services
By David Kuo
Why government shouldn't fear working with churches.

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