Op-eds and Articles

CNN: Did Obama sell his ISIS strategy?

PPI President Will Marshall contributed his views to CNN following President Obama’s recent speech that addressed the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq…

Obama Goes Back to War

It’s no small irony that President Obama, who had hoped to earn his Nobel Peace Prize after the fact by ending America’s wars, will speak…

Forbes: Want To Keep Telecom Investment Going Strong? Avoid Rate Regulation Under Title II

Quants have been studying the million-plus comments submitted to the FCC during the Open Internet proceeding, and unsurprisingly, the vast majority favor net neutrality. But what does that mean? Those pressing…

Forbes: Rate Regulation Run Amok: Lessons for Net Neutrality

Readers of this blog who follow the net neutrality debate will recognize an important case called Cellco, cited repeatedly in the D.C. Circuit’s January decision…

POLITICO: Can Hillary Fix Obama’s Mess?

On Barack Obama’s watch, Democrats have defined their international outlook largely in reactive and negative terms. The president has focused on fixing his predecessor’s mistakes,…

Why is My Cable Box Still So Big?

Technological change is nothing new, but the speed of innovation in recent years has been unprecedented. It took decades to go from railroads to private…

Time: Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

National security works differently than domestic issues, and actually leaves the White House broad latitude to act and lead abroad–as long as its efforts produce…

Reinforcing LGBT rights at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

This week’s summit in Washington of national leaders from across Africa offers an essential opportunity for the Obama administration to advance one of its stated…

Reclaiming the most powerful tool of reform: Constitutional amendments

At a time when observers across the political spectrum agree that the machinery of American government is broken, the single most powerful mechanism for repair…

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…