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How Trump Lost to the Coronavirus

Behind in the polls and flailing, President Trump finally has met an opponent he can’t bully, belittle or bury in an avalanche of lies. Joe Biden? No, the coronavirus. The pandemic is surging again, just as the 2020 presidential election enters the final stretch. A frustrated Trump this week groused that the public is “tired” of hearing about the…

Making America’s Trumps Pay Their Fair Share

The explosive revelations that self-proclaimed billionaire Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes – a tiny fraction of what he paid the Chinese government through his secret bank account – in recent years have focused overdue public attention on U.S. tax laws that seem designed to protect wealthy Americans. With our national debt approaching the highest level in…

Will the President End the Politicization of Science Now that He’s Tested Positive for COVID-19?

Science should not be politicized. The public needs to trust scientific information to adhere to guidance, get vaccinated, and ultimately end the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2. Yet the President and his politically appointed “yes men” have undermined science, public health, and the regulatory process for their own political purposes. These actions sew doubt and will…

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C-SPAN: Tony Blair on Progressive Politics and Transatlantic Relations at PPI

"Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sat down for a discussion at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, with the president and founder of the Progressive Policy Institute, Will Marshall. They discussed several topics, including the rise of populism in the U.K. and the U.S., Brexit, the impact of the coronavirus, the future of…

Bledsoe for The Hill: “Biden must first unite the party to defeat Trump”

While Super Tuesday’s dramatic results have boosted former Vice President Joe Biden more than anyone predicted, it’s still not enough, not yet. Nothing less than Biden going into the convention in Milwaukee with a sizable majority will convince most supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to rally around “Uncle Joe” as the nominee. Fortunately, Biden’s current 70-delegate lead is…

Trump charter school funding shake-up worries school choice supporters

The Education Department’s fiscal 2021 budget request highlighted a dramatic new program: a block grant that would allow states to determine how they spend a major chunk of their federal education dollars. But some advocates for charter schools worry it could hurt  them, an irony given Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ support for the tuition-free, privately…

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Reinventing America’s Schools Project Unveils Comprehensive Guide to Modernizing America’s Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The education landscape has shifted dramatically since the COVID-19 shuttered schools and upended classroom routines. Eight months later, lack of nimbleness and innovation continues to hamper school districts in their efforts to deliver student-centric teaching and learning. The crisis exposed what we’ve long known but failed to remedy: America’s public schools are…

PPI Statement on Digital Markets Report from House Subcommittee on Antitrust

Washington, DC – The House Subcommittee on Antitrust released its long-awaited report today on competition in digital markets. The recommendations include a call to break up tech companies so they can no longer own platforms and offer products and services on them at the same time, something that almost all other retail leaders do and…

Battleground Voters Pragmatic on Climate & Energy

Following last night’s debate, Joe Biden will campaign in Pennsylvania and Ohio, where a new poll released today by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) shows him leading President Trump. In addition to their huge importance as presidential battleground states, Pennsylvania and Ohio are energy powerhouses that rank among the top five U.S. states in natural…