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Bledsoe for The Hill, “Takeaway from Poland: Climate success requires action by global leaders – including US president”

The biggest takeaway from two weeks of climate negotiations in Poland is simple, if breathtaking: climate change is such a massive and existential issue that it can only be effectively dealt with by major nation heads of state, not just a collection of 195 environment ministers. Yes, the basic rules for accounting, monitoring and verification…

The Hill: Geopolitics moves to center stage of Obama trade deal push

PPI Senior Fellow and trade expert Ed Gerwin was quoted by The Hill’s Vicki Needham in this article about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Ed Gerwin, a trade expert with the Progressive Policy Institute, said that the significance of the strategic issues only became clear to him after he traveled to Japan last fall and spoke with…

Quartz: The TPP could help tiny companies become global exporters

Ed Gerwin, PPI Senior Fellow for Trade and Global Opportunity, was quoted by Ana Campoy of Quartz talking about the importance and influence of Obama's proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership: Aside from the lower tariffs that are part of any run-of-the-mill trade agreement, TPP has a whole chapter on international e-commerce, and another on small- and medium-sized companies.…

Gerwin Discusses Recent Trade Votes on California’s NBC4

Ed Gerwin, PPI Senior Fellow for Trade and Global Opportunity, talks with NBC4's Conan Nolan about recent trade votes in the House of Representatives and the future of trade agreements.

The Washington Post: Three of Obama’s biggest fights are about to be decided

PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel was quoted in The Washington Post regarding the impact of the OECD's BEPS rules on U.S. jobs and tax revenue: An international tax agreement could draw companies out of the United States, writes the Progressive Policy Institute's chief economic strategist, Michael Mandel. "You probably haven't heard of the BEPS project — but you…

NEWSMAX: Mandel: Obama’s Support of Global Tax Reform Is Big Loser for US

PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel was quoted in NEWSMAX regarding the impact of the OECD's BEPS rules on U.S. jobs and tax revenue: The Obama administration backs the project to ensure that more corporate tax payments enter the government's coffers. "But as the project heads for its end-of-year deadline ... nobody in Washington is…

PPI Applauds Senate Passage of TPA

PPI applauds the Senate for passing Trade Promotion Authority and taking a key step in assuring that America continues to be a global leader in crafting strong, progressive trade rules that will help grow our economy and support good jobs—while also advancing important American values. As PPI has detailed in recent reports on the Administration's…

The Hill: Obama trade agenda

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted by Kevin Cirilli in The Hill on the growing tensions in the Democratic party over President Obama’s trade agenda: Will Marshall, president of centrist Democratic think tank the Progressive Policy Institute, said that “Democratic candidates in 2016 aren't going to get into trouble for supporting” the trade agreements. “Most…

National Journal: The Long War

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in an article in National Journal regarding the continued fight against Islamic extremism: "Obama has been imprisoned by the Iraq and Afghanistan experience," maintains Will Marshall, president of the Progressive Policy Institute, a centrist Democratic group. "You have to pick your fights carefully … but just staying out of a conflict is…

Politico Pro: Report urges progressives to reconsider Obama trade agenda

PPI Senior Fellow Ed Gerwin's latest report was featured in a trade story by Politico Pro's Doug Palmer: A new report urges progressive Democrats opposed to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda with countries in the Asia-Pacific to give it another look, arguing that trade deals support progressive goals in a variety of ways, including by…