Felicia Wong is the President and CEO of Roosevelt Forward where she helps lead Roosevelt Forward's work on a rewriting the rules agenda, a comprehensive economic program and narrative that has become increasingly influential. She is the co-author of The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and the Boston Review.

In advance of tonight’s debate, a few prominent commentators and political figures—most recently former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel—have taken the current presidential field to task. These critics argue that candidates are taking policy positions that are too far outside the mainstream for any general election standard bearer. But the critics are simply wrong. Many different

The passage of the Republican tax law was a brutal blow, but the progressive fight against it was not without victories. And for the first time in generations, the elite consensus on what makes good tax policy has crumbled. As progressives, we cannot let the Trump tax law stand. But to simply call for the

The Way Forward in 2017

It is an understatement to say that 2016 is not ending as many of us had expected or hoped. Instead, we are seeing fever-pitch conversations six weeks after Election Day, perpetual post-mortems, and an anxious effort to figure out what went wrong and shape a better future. We are all looking for a path forward.

America needs genuine infrastructure investment now more than ever—and that means more than just filling potholes. It means building the foundation for 21st century commerce, which is a long-term strategic necessity. It includes public investments in high-speed rail, universal broadband, and a carbon-reducing power grid, all of which will drive growth and help usher in

Last night Ivanka Trump, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump’s daughter and political partner-in-chief, was warm and poised, portraying her father as all that at least some would want him, as a presidential candidate, to be: A fighter, but generous. Tough, but caring. Strong, but empathetic. And in the middle of this performance of increasing superlatives,