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Washington Monthly: How New Orleans Made Charter Schools Work

Last year 2.9 million children attended 6,700 charter schools in America—public schools independent of districts and free of many bureaucratic constraints. Since charters were invented…

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…

Forbes: Does The Tumble In Broadband Investment Spell Doom For The FCC’s Open Internet Order?

They said it wouldn’t happen. They offered assurances from three Wall Street analysts, who insisted that Internet service providers (ISPs) would continue to invest at…

The Hill: A run by Biden would reinforce VP trend

Throughout his vice presidency, Joe Biden has rarely been considered as a potential presidential candidate in his own right. His two prior runs had come…

Forbes: Don’t Tax Broadband In Order To Subsidize It

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently proposed amending its low-income “Lifeline” program—which provides a $9.25 per month credit for consumers of voice services—to permit recipients…

WSJ: Beyond the Internet, Innovation Struggles

PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel’s recent work on measuring innovation was featured in the Wall Street Journal: In a new study, Michael Mandel of…

POLITICO: New Democrats plan ‘assertive’ new presence in House

The New Democrat Coalition sees opportunities this fall on taxes, trade, Medicare and others. by Lauren French, POLITICO In the hierarchy of the House, moderate…

As the GOP Debates Begin, Three Factors Explain This Year’s Presidential Clown Car

This year’s overcrowded field of 17 GOP presidential candidates may be an amazing spectacle, but it really should come as no surprise. The so-called “presidential…

Does the FCC’s Open Internet Order Survive a Cost-Benefit Test? These 13 Economists Don’t Think So.

Yesterday, a stellar constellation of regulatory economists—including three economists affiliated with the Progressive Policy Institute—submitted an amicus brief to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals,…