Will Marshall is the president of the Progressive Policy Institute.
RealClearPolitics: What Obama Must Do in Syria
Syria has become Barack Obama’s Iraq—a foreign policy debacle rooted in faulty assumptions about the utility of American power. Where George W. Bush overstated what…
CNN: What Democrats should talk about Friday
Compared to the Republicans’ presidential cattle calls, the next Democratic debate will be an intimate affair, since the field has shrunk to just three candidates….
The Daily Beast: Hillary’s Trade Flip-Flop
Hillary Clinton’s decision to oppose President Obama’s top trade priority is beyond disappointing. It devalues two of her real assets – foreign policy expertise and…
RealClearWorld: Does Labour Have a Death Wish?
All political parties struggle to reconcile their core convictions with their desire to win elections. But apparently there’s one party so pristinely principled that it…
The Daily Beast: Will Iran Get a Better Deal Than U.S. Oil?
As Congress takes up the Iran nuclear deal next month, it ought to confront this paradox: The agreement allows the Iranians to do something Americans…
CNN: Why we need the 3-year college degree
In rolling out an ambitious higher education plan this month, Hillary Clinton put a genuine national dilemma — America’s ballooning student debt crisis — at…
RealClearBooks: Who Will Break the Spell of Polarization?
Republicans are frequently blamed for America’s intensifying political polarization, and not without cause. Surveys show that they have moved farther to the right than Democrats…
CNN: A nuclear deal with Iran is better than no deal
Americans who didn’t get their fill of fireworks over the July Fourth holiday can expect more pyrotechnics this week if U.S.-led talks in Austria’s capital…
The Daily Beast: California Democrats Should Heed Obama on Trade, Not Labor
If any state ought to be pro-trade, it’s California. America’s second-largest exporter, after Texas, the Golden State boasts 840 miles of coastline rimming the burgeoning…