An insider’s account of congressional relations in the first year
U.S. News & World Report on the First Year project's efforts to help the next president
Boris Heersink explains how the next president will have to manage relations internally and externally
Nicole Mellow argues that although Trump is no Goldwater, there may be a political realignment on the horizon
Laura Blessing argues that the next president should strengthen their party using message, money, and policy
Benjamin Holtzman argues that the national crises of homelessness and affordable housing require federal solutions
Tracy Steffes cautions that going local can exacerbate inequalities
Saladin Ambar tries to make sense of successful (and not-so successful) presidential first years
David Dagan explains the partisan edge of the "new American localism"
Emily Baer discusses how to fix strained congressional-presidential relations
Democratic leaders consider what private sector transitions can teach our next president
Three ways our next president can facilitate local growth
What private sector transitions can—and cannot—teach the next president?
Bruce Katz says the federal government should bypass states to interact directly with cities and metropolitan areas