Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband

Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband

Self-styled consumer advocates are pressuring federal regulators to “reclassify” access to the Internet as a public utility. If they get their way, U.S. consumers will... More »
Exporting U.S. Natural Gas: The Benefits Outweigh the Risk

Exporting U.S. Natural Gas: The Benefits Outweigh the Risk

In a remarkably brief period, America has become awash in oil and natural gas. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) we have surpassed... More »
Politico Magazine: How to Seize Back the Political Center

Politico Magazine: How to Seize Back the Political Center

For all the roller coaster drama of the battle to control the Senate, the midterm elections won’t really change much. No matter which party ends... More »
Five important lessons about America’s long war against Islamist extremism

Five important lessons about America’s long war against Islamist extremism

Yesterday’s airstrikes on Islamic State and other terrorist targets in Syria yield five important lessons about America’s long war against Islamist extremism: First, Syria has... More »

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PPI Statement On FCC Net Neutrality Vote: FCC Shouldn’t Have the Last Word

Will Marshall, President of the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), today released the following statement after the FCC voted in favor of Chairman Wheeler’s Open Internet…

Ehrlich: The Wrong Way to Enact The Wrong Policy — The FCC’s No Good, Very Bad Day

“This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech,” said Federal Communications Commission…

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Reuters: One last chance to save the Internet — from the FCC

As the Federal Communications Commission readies new net-neutrality rules this week, congressional Democrats face a choice: Should they work with the Republicans who control Congress…

The Hill: Ukraine crisis tests the West

Thanks to determined diplomacy by Germany and France, Russia agreed Wednesday to a new cease-fire in Ukraine, to begin Sunday. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Wall Street Journal: A Disconnect on Municipal Broadband

Should city governments get into the Internet service business, competing with the likes of Verizon, AT&T and Comcast for the right to pipe the Web...

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Politico: Barack Obama nears limit of executive powers

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted by David Nather in Politico on President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union speech: Will Marshall, president of the...

Wall Street Journal: A Rare Bipartisan Success for Congress

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in Wall Street Journal piece regarding the rare showing of bipartisanship by Congress in passing the recent spending bill...

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The Obama Trade Agenda: Five Things for Progressives to Like

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama went all in on international trade. The Administration has already been aggressively pursuing the most…

Pipeline Politics: The Keystone Distraction

The decision by Senate and House Republicans to make approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline their first legislative priority has a decidedly retro feel. Much…

Free Energy Trade: Time to Lift the Oil Export Ban

In July 2014, the United States passed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer for the first time since 1970. This…

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Ehrlich: The Wrong Way to Enact The Wrong Policy — The FCC’s No Good, Very Bad Day

“This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech,” said Federal Communications Commission…