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How Biden Wins Tonight’s Debate: What He Has to Do to Disrupt Trump

Joe Biden’s job in tonight’s debate is actually very simple. It is to constantly remind viewers that Donald Trump isn’t what he claims to be, a radical outsider challenging a corrupt status quo. Trump is the swampy status quo in Washington. He’s an incumbent with a record to defend — and it’s indefensible. As Bill…

Changing the climate of presidential debates

When future generations — or simply young people today — look back at the topics of recent U.S. presidential debates, they will be stunned that America’s political journalists ignored climate change, the issue that will overwhelm most others in coming years. In essence, debate moderators have pretended climate change doesn’t exist. Not a single question…

How 5G Will Create 300,000 Manufacturing Jobs Over The Next Fifteen Years

In a new paper, the Progressive Policy Institute, working with the National Spectrum Consortium, projects that applications of 5G will create 309,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States over the next 15 years. That’s only a small part of the 4.6 million jobs that 5G is expected to create over that period, according to the paper,…

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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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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…

New Report Calls on Congress to Make Telehealth Reforms Permanent, Applauded by Bipartisan Pair of U.S. Senators

Contact: Carter Christensen, cchristensen@ppionline.org WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) has released a new white paper in partnership with Americans for Prosperity (AFP), calling on Congress to make telehealth reforms permanent amid and after the COVID-19 emergency -- an unlikely partnership in a time of great need for innovation and leadership. A bipartisan pair of Senators shared…

PPI Unveils Blueprint for American Resilience

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Looking ahead to the general election campaign this fall, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today rolled out a bold plan for making America’s health care system, economy and social safety net more resilient against future pandemics and national emergencies. “During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve learned the hard way that our country needs…