Newsletter: What Most Voters Want

(Feb 18, 2020) There’s an opportunity hiding in plain sight for Democratic candidates: Most voters think Washington needs to be completely overhauled. But there’s been nothing in the Democratic debates on fixing broken government — literally not one question. 

Newsletter: Streamlining Red Tape

(Jan 15, 2020) Last week, President Trump proposed rule changes to streamline the environmental permitting process, adopting key elements of Common Good’s proposals. Putting reasonable time limits on permitting is clearly in the public interest, and we will also suggest changes in the formal comment period. 

Newsletter: Proposing A New Vision

(Oct 9, 2019) Many Americans don’t find a comfortable political home either with the Republican party of Donald Trump or the left wing of the Democratic party. 

Newsletter: Hunger for a New Vision

(Jul 22, 2019) Extremist political rhetoric is polarizing, by design. But it’s also exhausting. At some point the shouting becomes white noise. People start tuning out. 

Newsletter: Darkest Before the Dawn

(July 10, 2019) Every successful presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter has run on a platform of reining in Washington bureaucracy. It’s odd, then, that the phalanx of Democratic candidates think they can win by promising ever-more-public-benefits. 

Newsletter: The Radical Center

(April 15, 2019) Partisan debate assumes that policy must be either/or. Take your pick: either we address climate change or we have a healthy economy. But it’s not hard to envision a centrist platform that does both. 

Newsletter: America’s Least Favorite Company

(March 13, 2019) In a survey released last week by Axios/Harris, the federal government ranked dead last in reputation among America’s most high-profile companies. Only 9% of Americans think Washington “shares my values.” Another recent survey, by political scientist Paul Light, found that 63% of Americans support “very major reform” of Washington, up from 37% in 1997. 

Newsletter: Getting Heard in the Din

(February 20, 2019) Political noise today is deafening. New Democratic candidates announce on almost a daily basis, and there’s at least one eruption per week from the White House.