Let’s Move Washington Out of Washington


Let’s Move Washington Out of Washington

The culture of Washington is totally unchangeable. But we can breathe new life into government agencies by taking them out of Washington.
 

Cutting Healthcare Costs: Back to Basics


Cutting Healthcare Costs: Back to Basics

American healthcare is unlikely to become affordable by layering one or two reforms on top of the current system.

Cutting Healthcare Costs: Back to Basics

American healthcare is unlikely to become affordable by layering one or two reforms on top of the current system.

 

A Drag on Our National Security


A Drag on Our National Security

A Department of Homeland Security is essential, both political parties agree, to avoid a repeat of the failures of coordination and…

A Drag on Our National Security

A Department of Homeland Security is essential, both political parties agree, to avoid a repeat of the failures of coordination and intelligence that allowed terrorists to slip into the country and clues to be dropped.

 

Facing the Limits of Law, and of Lawsuits


Facing the Limits of Law, and of Lawsuits

When establishing the Victim Compensation Fund last year, Congress foresaw a potential legal nightmare. It thus imposed one condition…

Facing the Limits of Law, and of Lawsuits

When establishing the Victim Compensation Fund last year, Congress foresaw a potential legal nightmare.

 

There Is No ‘Right to Sue’


There Is No ‘Right to Sue’

By Philip K. Howard

There Is No ‘Right to Sue’

By Philip K. Howard

American justice has created a crisis in American health care.

 

Washington Post Reviews Try Common Sense


Philip K. Howard is the rare lawyer who doesn’t shy from criticizing his profession, and particularly the lawyers who populate the government. He has long argued for a common-sense approach to law to reduce the legal strangehold on American society and shake loose the gridlock in Washington. 

Why Can’t We Get Moving on Infrastructure?


Washington is having a hard time getting its act together on infrastructure. The Trump Administration is strongly promoting the streamlining of permitting – a high priority for Common Good – but their funding plan ($200 billion to support $1.5 trillion) is not realistic, since states can’t fill the gap. 

Opportunities to Simplify Government in the New Year


The new year offers several signs that Common Good’s message of simplifying government will resonate in 2018.

Later this month, the Administration is expected to issue an infrastructure plan, including details on its goal to streamline the federal permitting process to two years.