(George Will, The Washington Post, 6/9/2017) In September 2015, Howard, founder and chair of the reform advocacy group Common Good, published the paper “Two Years Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure Approvals.
(Gerald Schifman, Crain’s New York, 6/9/2017) Large cargo ships have been crossing the world’s oceans for years but until this week couldn’t get past the Bayonne Bridge to reach Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal. That changed Thursday.
(Adam Edelman, NY Daily News, 6/9/2017) President Trump will spend the final day of his so-called “Infrastructure Week” Friday rolling out Brooklyn-born plans to roll-back regulations
(Common Good, 6/2017) Last month, the Center for American Progress released a report defending the current lengthy process and slurring Common Good and other reformers as “environmental review opponents.”
(The Ripon Society, 4/2017) Once a cure for good government, it is now a cancer that needs to be reformed.
(NY Daily News, 4/2/17) President Trump has signaled that one of his next big initiatives will be to jump-start a trillion-dollar program to rebuild America’s fraying infrastructure.
(The Daily Beast, 3/31/17) In theory, both sides want infrastructure improvements. But Democrats are wedded to burdensome reviews, and Republicans to zero taxes. Kushner: make ’em deal.
(The Daily Beast, 2/28/17) Washington’s waste pile is so high that President Trump could energize the economy by bulldozing bureaucracy that serves no public purpose.
(CNBC, 2/13/17) Philip Howard, founder of Common Good, says the sad state of the Oroville Dam in California shouldn’t surprise anyone. He explains why.
(WSJ, 1/30/17) President Trump wants to overhaul the civil service. Even ardent liberals agree it needs to be rebuilt, but past efforts at reform have withered in Congress under union power and public indifference.
(AEI, 1/28/17) Executive power is toothless, as James Madison observed, if the President has no practical authority over personnel.
(WAMU, Jan. 3, 2017) American democracy may be far from perfect, but is there another system that’s better?