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Will Marshall

Will Marshall is the president of the Progressive Policy Institute.

CNN: Why trade is in the national interest

Withstanding intense pressure from anti-trade “progressives” — an oxymoron if ever there was one — Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, has struck a deal with Congressional Republicans to…

PPI Returns from 2015 Digital Trade Mission to Europe

Dear Friend, We’re just back from Europe, where last week PPI led a bipartisan delegation of Congressional staff on a four-day swing through three capitals:…

The Iran deal and collective security

A buoyant President Obama announced on April 2 “a historic understanding with Iran” to defang its nuclear program. Chalk one up for the president’s oft-criticized…

CNN: Why liberals should get behind marriage

The collapse of marriage in our poorest communities — and its tragic impact — is a familiar story. But increasingly, marriage is becoming a marker…

House New Democrat Coalition Unveils Pro-growth Policy Agenda

Today, the House New Democrat Coalition unveiled a comprehensive, pro-growth policy agenda.  After suffering enormous losses in the last two midterm elections, Democrats need a…

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…

CNN: The problem with Obama’s budget

The $4 trillion budget President Barack Obama sent Congress on Monday is his blueprint for reviving “middle class opportunity.” Liberals are thrilled by the redistributive…

The Hill: It’s time for Congress to end the net neutrality wars

At the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas last week, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his intention to reclassify Internet service as…

CNN: We’re all culpable over CIA torture

While studiously avoiding the word “torture,” CIA Director John Brennan told reporters on Thursday that the aggressive interrogation program yielded information that helped the agency…

Holding out hope on Iran

Not much has gone right in the Middle East during President Obama’s second term. The White House has been hoping that a nuclear deal with…