Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband

Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband

Self-styled consumer advocates are pressuring federal regulators to “reclassify” access to the Internet as a public utility. If they get their way, U.S. consumers will... More »
Exporting U.S. Natural Gas: The Benefits Outweigh the Risk

Exporting U.S. Natural Gas: The Benefits Outweigh the Risk

In a remarkably brief period, America has become awash in oil and natural gas. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) we have surpassed... More »
Politico Magazine: How to Seize Back the Political Center

Politico Magazine: How to Seize Back the Political Center

For all the roller coaster drama of the battle to control the Senate, the midterm elections won’t really change much. No matter which party ends... More »
Five important lessons about America’s long war against Islamist extremism

Five important lessons about America’s long war against Islamist extremism

Yesterday’s airstrikes on Islamic State and other terrorist targets in Syria yield five important lessons about America’s long war against Islamist extremism: First, Syria has... More »

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PRESS RELEASE: PPI Statement On New York State Fracking Ban

WASHINGTON—Derrick Freeman, Director of the Energy Innovation Project at the Progressive Policy Institute, today released the following statement after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced…

The Permanent Campaign: Jeb Makes a Move

The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate many expected to be a late decider or an early withdrawer, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, made an overt…

No Guarantees When It Comes to Telecom Fees

To rebut our estimate of new annual state and local taxes and fees caused by reclassification, Free Press offers two claims: (1) that all of…

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USA Today: Old rules make Internet more expensive

If the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) votes to “reclassify” the Internet as a public utility, U.S. consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets…

CNN: We’re all culpable over CIA torture

While studiously avoiding the word “torture,” CIA Director John Brennan told reporters on Thursday that the aggressive interrogation program yielded information that helped the agency...

The Hill: Shooting yourself in the foot

What’s gotten into our European friends? Beset by slow growth, tensions over immigration and a rising fever of anti-Euro populism, some leaders are trying to...

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Wall Street Journal: A Rare Bipartisan Success for Congress

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in Wall Street Journal piece regarding the rare showing of bipartisanship by Congress in passing the recent spending bill...

LA Times: Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

A report by PPI Senior Fellow Paul Weinstein, Give Our Kids a Break: How Three-Year Degrees Can Cut the Cost of College, is the subject…

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Free Energy Trade: Time to Lift the Oil Export Ban

In July 2014, the United States passed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer for the first time since 1970. This…

Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband

Self-styled consumer advocates are pressuring federal regulators to “reclassify” access to the Internet as a public utility. If they get their way, U.S. consumers will…

FDA Regulation in the Data-Driven Economy

The shift to data-driven growth is one of the most important forces behind the strong performance of the U.S. economy in recent years. Online sales…

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The Permanent Campaign: Jeb Makes a Move

The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate many expected to be a late decider or an early withdrawer, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, made an overt…

No Guarantees When It Comes to Telecom Fees

To rebut our estimate of new annual state and local taxes and fees caused by reclassification, Free Press offers two claims: (1) that all of…

Consumer Bills Could Soar Under Title II

If the FCC decides to define broadband service as a telecommunications service, broadband services would become subject to state fees that apply to telecom services. …