Author: Joseph Lehman

The Overton Window: The Most Misunderstood Concept In Politics

Laws are made or changed by votes in the legislature. And how do you change the law if you’re not a legislator? You must first change the range of options available to lawmakers. In other words, shift the Overton Window.  Joseph Overton (1960-2003) was my friend and colleague. An engineer turned policy wonk, Joe observed two …