(April 2, 2017) 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.
(March 31, 2017) A new White House office of innovation, led by Jared Kushner, has been created to apply business techniques to make government work better.
(February 28, 2017) Donald Trump has a mandate to clean out the mess in Washington. Cutting waste is critical. This golden opportunity may fail, however, if the Trump administration starts a culture war by defunding EPA and other agencies popular with liberals, while leaving most waste untouched.
(January 30, 2017) 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.
(January 28, 2017) Donald Trump wants to overhaul the civil service system. Even ardent liberals agree it needs to be rebuilt. Past efforts at reform in Congress, however, have withered in the face of union power and public indifference.
(January 9, 2017) Two new rail tunnels need to be built under the Hudson River to alleviate a critical rail bottleneck and permit overhaul of century-old tunnels.
(December 13, 2016) On Fox News on Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump lamented that those seeking government permits sometimes “are waiting in line for 15 years,” sometimes only to get rejected in the end, and vowed to speed up the process.
(November 16, 2016) Americans now have an historic opportunity to reimagine government. The
key is to abandon the centralized operating philosophy which, in thousandpage
rulebooks, purports to tell everybody how to do everything.
(October 16, 2016) Americans obviously believe there’s something wrong with Washington. But what needs to change? Generalized anger at Washington gets the public nowhere. Candidates have been running against Washington for decades, and have a perfect record of failing to fix it.
(September 22, 2016)
To the Editor:
“Candidates Agree on One Thing: Infrastructure” (front page, Sept. 19) notes a rare point of agreement between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: to spend at least $250 billion fixing America’s decrepit infrastructure.
(September 14, 2016) Public discourse has degenerated into a shouting match. Everything is either black or white. Is our only choice inept big government or no government?
(August 1, 2016) What’s missing in the crazy campaign season is a coherent plan to fix Washington. The appeal of Trump and Sanders is that they are outsiders.