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Will Marshall

Will Marshall is the president of the Progressive Policy Institute.

Uncluttering State Tax Systems

Over the last week, as you’ve raced to file your taxes by the deadline today, you’ve no doubt been bombarded on talk radio, cable TV,…

Bringing U.S. Energy Policy Into the 21st Century

U.S. lawmakers don’t drive around in 1970s-era cars, yet they don’t seem to mind energy policies that are equally out of date. Attempts to export…

Where Government is Working

With the federal government in gridlock, cities step into the breach. Welcome to New Orleans, city of the future. Wait, New Orleans? The decadent old…

Politico Magazine: Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Is a Mess

If the Crimea crisis has revealed flaws in President Barack Obama’s passive “realism,” it has also exposed the utter incoherence of Rand Paul’s foreign policy—which,…

Cuomo schools De Blasio

“We will save charter schools,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) assured thousands of students and their families at a recent rally in Albany. Save…

Putin Is a Threat to the Free World America Helped Build

In occupying Crimea, Vladimir Putin has brought the Russian bear, snarling and clawing, out of its post-Cold War hibernation. An anxious world awaits America’s response….

Protecting the Environment for Innovation: A Regulatory Improvement Commission

A Regulatory Improvement Commission would solve the issue of regulatory accumulation, the layering on year after year, of new rules atop old ones. The fundamental…

The American Prospect: Investments and Entitlements

Entitlement programs have tended to squeeze out public investment. What is there to be done about that? Having rolled the rock of entitlement reform up…

Providence Journal: How the U.S. government helped give us the Internet

The Internet has become so integral to our everyday lives that it is easy to forget how young it is. Mosaic, the first graphical web…

Ungrand Bargain

For years, fiscal hawks have been urging elected officials to “go big” on debt reduction.  But as yesterday’s House vote on the Murray-Ryan budget showed,…