Welcome!

Welcome to the Northwest Progressive Institute, a netroots powered strategy center working to raise America’s quality of life through innovative research and imaginative advocacy. We’re a think tank with the soul of a tech startup.

We research ideas and propose solutions to elected officials, opinionmakers, and the American people. We uncover the harmful consequences of right wing initiatives, particularly those sponsored by Tim Eyman. NPI is very different from most institutions – in part, that’s because it’s been built by activists, for activists. Our most important resources are human energy (your energy!) and the Internet – the most democratic medium for communication ever invented.

We exist to organize and mobilize progressive thinkers, and give activists an outlet to make their voices heard.

North·west (nawrth-west; Naut. nawr-west)
–noun: the northwestern part of the United States, especially Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Pro·gres·sive (pruh-gres-iv)
–adjective: favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are.

In·sti·tute (in-sti-toot, -tyoot)
–noun: a society or organization for carrying on a particular work, like advancing the common good and expanding freedom.

Headlines from our publications

Jan 26 NATO’s Secretary General: Putin’s ‘foreign…
The statement that there is a NATO legion in Ukraine is nonsense… There is no NATO legion, the foreign forces in Ukraine are Russian. — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, responding to …
Jan 26 Sarah Palin bemuses Republicans with rambl…
Sarah Palin bemuses Republicans with rambling speech and talk of 2016 run Fox Noise pundit and gubernatorial washout Sarah Palin provided of plenty entertainment for progressives over the weekend, …
Jan 25 President Obama announces plan to protect …
Great news from the White House: President Obama has announced that the Department of Interior has finished working on revised Comprehensive Conservation plan to better sustain and manage Alaska&#8…
Jan 24 Guess who’s discovered income inequality
That the GOP is now tilting at the one percent is one of the more remarkable messaging flip-flops of all time. Not long ago, someone saying what Ted Cruz is now saying would have been accused by Te…
Jan 21 Barack Obama: “I might not be President if…
What I do know about Boise is that it’s beautiful. I know that because I’ve been here before. I campaigned here in 2008. It was really fun. And the truth is, because of the incredible work that was…
Jan 21 City of Paris to sue Fox Noise Channel for…
City of Paris to sue Fox Noise Channel for Muslim ‘insults’ The City of Paris, France is preparing to commence litigation against Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Noise Channel for sullying its image thr…