Ending the Endless Election Season
National elections in the United States now stretch out over nearly 24 months, with each new electoral cycle seeming to start up almost as soon…
The Politics of Evasion: Democrats and the Presidency
The Democratic Party’s 1988 presidential defeat demonstrated that the party’s problems would not disappear, as many had hoped, once Ronald Reagan left the White House….
MSNBC: What’s Bill Clinton up to on Obamacare?
MSNBC’s Zachary Roth recently quoted Will Marshall, PPI President, on Clinton’s recent push to modify the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) in Congress. Marshall was asked…
Is Tea Party Tide Receding?
Republicans won some and lost some in last night’s off-year elections, but the results were an unmitigated disaster for the Tea Party. In New Jersey,…
How Belgium Survived 20 Months Without a Government
If you think a few days of “government shutdown” in the U.S. is bad, consider that in 2010-2011, Belgium had a political crisis that prevented…
The History of Gubernatorial Senate Appointments
Including yesterday’s appointment of Jeffrey Chiesa, there have been 21 gubernatorial appointments to fill U.S. Senate seats since 1993 — nine resulting from deaths and…
Fiscal Cliff Deal Could Show the Way Toward a Grand Bargain
Writing for the Daily Beast, Will Marshall argues that Obama is in a strong position to challenge the new Congress to pass a fiscal grand…
Why Obama Dropped His $250,000 Tax Target
Writing for The Wall Street Journal, PPI President Will Marshall explains why Obama should show some flexibility now and set the stage for a more…
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