Op-eds and Articles

The Hill: New Caucus Puts Spotlight on UN Peacekeeping

As the United Nations commemorates the 70th anniversary of its founding this week, it can claim a major accomplishment in the 69 peacekeeping operations that…

The Sacramento Bee: Science, not politics, should drive California regs on BPA

As the presidential campaign season gets underway, it reminds us how much we loath the politics of fear mongering. Half-truths and half-baked policy proposals have…

New York Times: Obama’s Corporate Tax Blunder

YOU probably haven’t heard of the BEPS project — but you soon will. Short for Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, the BEPS Project is the…

The Daily Beast: California Democrats Should Heed Obama on Trade, Not Labor

If any state ought to be pro-trade, it’s California. America’s second-largest exporter, after Texas, the Golden State boasts 840 miles of coastline rimming the burgeoning…

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 Washington Post: It’s hard to be a moderate politician. It’s also more expensive.

PPI Senior Fellow Anne Kim wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post comparing liberal versus moderate Democratic campaign spending. Her analysis shows in the…

The Hill: Can this Congress agree to agree?

Political gridlock is a problem, but in a 50-50 country you have to expect some issues will be hard to move forward.  In today’s Washington,…

The Wall Street Journal: How the FCC Will Wreck the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission injected a considerable amount of uncertainty into the high-tech sector in February when it reclassified Internet service providers (ISPs) as public…

The Hill: Student loan borrowers need financial literacy, not more regulation

Yesterday’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) field hearing in Wisconsin was designed to address how student loan servicers could better serve millions of struggling borrowers….

RealClearPolicy: A Bipartisan Approach to Energy

The infrastructure debate in Washington usually centers on planes, trains, and automobiles. However, President Obama recently highlighted America’s other great infrastructure challenge — modernizing the…