The New Center produces innovative, center-leaning ideas and analyses for topics ranging from health care and governance to economy and defense. We strive to find balanced solutions to America's toughest issues and bring nonpartisanship back to policy.
How to End the Voting Wars
September 23, 2021
America is in the midst of a voting war. Mistrust in our elections—largely a recent phenomenon—is partly to blame. But to end this war, we need to shift away from partisan talking points and focus on which voting and election policies best balance the equally important imperatives of expanding voter access and enhancing the integrity of our electoral system.
How Can Americans Live Longer, Healthier Lives?
August 27, 2021
Why does America have so much trouble keeping people healthy? Much of the stagnation of U.S. life expectancy, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, can be attributed to high rates of chronic illness like heart disease, diabetes, and dementia. When nearly 70% of U.S. deaths can be attributed to a chronic disease, preventative care could be the most revolutionary reform to the American healthcare system.
Foreign Policy Challenges Facing The Biden Administration: Asia
May 13, 2021
In this installment of The New Center’s foreign policy primer series, we take a look at the challenges and flashpoints in Asia that President Biden can expect to face early on in his administration.
The Path to A Bipartisan Infrastructure Solution
May 5, 2021
Infrastructure is a two-party problem that demands a two-party solution. But getting there will require creative thinking to determine which investments we should prioritize and how to pay for them. This paper from The New Center provides a bold and bipartisan plan for rebuilding and investing in America.
No, Really: America Needs a Space Force
April 14, 2021
Space has become increasingly critical to military operations since the 1960s, but in 2019, the Trump administration announced the creation of a Space Force, a sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Services with a grand new slogan—Semper Supra, meaning “Always Above.” Does America need a stand alone agency, or is this just political posturing?
K-12 Education: The Consequences of Ignoring Civics and Life Skills
March 22, 2021
This policy paper examines three subject areas in which U.S. schools are failing their students, and discusses ways to ensure that students graduate with the tools they need to fully participate in our democracy and succeed in the real world.
How Can Washington Take On Big Tech? The Digital Commerce Agency
February 25, 2021
Just as Congress once created the Federal Communications Commission to oversee the rapidly growing radio and TV industries, it is time to create a new Digital Commerce Agency that could protect consumers, competition, and democracy.
K-12 Education: What Happened to the Bipartisan Consensus on Charter Schools?
February 18, 2021
A decade ago, there was an emerging bipartisan consensus on education reform in general and the benefits of charter schools in particular. That consensus has completely fallen apart at the worst possible time. This policy paper discusses how the consensus on charters fell apart and why it needs to be rebuilt.