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Immigration Conversation with Australian MP Andrew Leigh

This morning the PPI hosted a breakfast and conversation with special guest, Andrew Leigh. Leigh is an economist and Member of the Australian House of Representatives. He…

Immigration Reform and the Growing Asian-American Vote

The poor showing of the G.O.P. among Latino voters in 2012 is the political subtext for much of the immigration debate in Congress this week….

Election Watch: All Eyes on Supreme Court, Obama Pushes GOP on Immigration

Ed Kilgore is a PPI senior fellow, as well as managing editor of The Democratic Strategist, an online This week’s skirmishing in the presidential campaign…

Wingnut Watch: Supercommittee Failure and the Gingrich Surge

The official failure of the congressional “supercommittee” came and went without much hand-wringing in Wingnut World; indeed, the prevailing sentiment was quiet satisfaction that Republicans…

Wingnut Watch: End-of-the-Year Standoff

The end of the calendar year always means an assortment of “temporary” policies are approaching expiration, including some (e.g., upward revision of reimbursement rates for…

Wingnut Watch: The Power of Wingnut World

If you really want to understand the psychology and the power of Wingnut World, the Palmetto Freedom Forum event in South Carolina on Labor Day…

Stimulus for Entrepreneurs

The debt-ceiling stalemate is distracting policymakers’ attention from what should be their number one economic priority: putting Americans back to work. Big jolts of conventional…

Can Immigration Benefit Dems?

Immigration isn’t a winning issue for either party. Republicans, under the tea party’s spell, are gravitating toward a purely restrictionist stance, which will complicate their…

Grading the State of The Union: A Solid B+

Last week, the Progressive Policy Institute released a Memo to President Obama, which contained 10 Big Ideas for Getting America Moving Again. How did the…

Impossible DREAM

One of Barack Obama’s finest moments as President came this past September, when he gave a speech to Congress urging passage of the health-care reform…