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….
Financial Times: Obama seeks poll dividend from wage fight
Barney Jopson, writing for Financial Times, quoted Will Marshall, PPI president, on President Obama’s plan to raise the minimum wage. The article explores the popular support for…
How Do Tea Parties End?
Just how close is the Tea Party to its demise? Last week, Fox News didn’t even bother airing the group’s official response to Barack Obama’s…
Financial Times: Barack Obama battles a sense of drift on State of the Union goals
Barney Jopson writing for Financial Times quoted Michael Mandel, PPI’s Chief Economic Strategist, this morning. Jopson’s article reflected on the President Obama’s accomplishments of 2013…
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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