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Creating New Pathways into Middle Class Jobs

Many policy ideas on how to reduce income inequality and improve the upward mobility of low-income Americans are gaining popularity, on both sides of the…

The Obama Trade Agenda: Five Things for Progressives to Like

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama went all in on international trade. The Administration has already been aggressively pursuing the most…

Don’t Listen to the Polls: Why Obama Has More Room for Foreign Activism Than Polls Suggest

It’s become a truism that Americans have turned so far inward that they will not tolerate national security initiatives that carry a risk of major costs…

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Osborne for US News: Motor City Schools Makeover

Public education in Detroit, where 57 percent of children live below the poverty line, is a mess. Detroit Public Schools, which ranked last out of…

Marshall for CNN: Suddenly Britain looks like Italy

Staid old Britain suddenly looks more like Italy. No less than seven parties are vying for seats in the parliamentary election taking place Thursday, a…

The Hill: Is it that hard for a party to hold the White House for three terms?

Going into 2016, Democrats seem to face a daunting challenge in holding the presidency for a third consecutive term. Indeed, this feat has only been…

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Marshall: Making America Work Again

As the midterm election draws near, Democrats and Republicans are locked in a race to the bottom of the public’s esteem. A majority of voters…

MSNBC: Hillary Clinton’s hard choices on energy

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted by MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald on the Democratic Party’s divide on energy policy. One salutary effect of Republican radicalism is…

Giving up on economic growth?

Growth should be at the centre of the social democratic agenda. Raising levels of economic security and equality are important goals, but it’s economic growth…