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The Man Who Could Be King

The Man Who Could Be King

This lecture was recorded as part of Discovery Institute’s Gorton Series Lecture. Former U.S. Congressman John R. Miller discusses his new book The Man Who Could Be King, a historical novel about George Washington’s struggle over whether to heed the call of his officers to become king. Archived August 28, 5:00 pm Event Page at TVW

A Brief History of Discovery Institute

“Discovery Institute is a center for national and international affairs based in Seattle… Our programs are all inspired by a firm commitment to individual liberty, representative democracy, free enterprise, technological advancement, internationalism, and the enduring moral principles of civilized society… We think that good public policy requires healthy doses of exploration, civilized debate, and—above all—common sense about both the possibilities …

Cascadia Center’s “Beyond Oil” Conference: A Wrap-Up

A crowd of 500 key influencers from the private sector, government, academia and the media filled Microsoft’s large meeting facility in Redmond for the Sept. 4-5 conference organized by Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center, “Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation.” Gripping presentations by former CIA Director James Woolsey, electric car systems entrepreneur Shai Agassi of Better Place, and Microsoft’s sustainability guru Rob Bernard – Read More ›

James Woolsey Video: The Case For Change

Here is the link to the broadcast video by Washington State’s public affairs television channel, TVW, of “The Case For Change,” a presentation given on Sept. 5, 2008 by former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, at Cascadia Center’s “Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation” conference in Redmond, Wash. Woolsey is introduced by U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, via video. After Woolsey’s presentation, Woolsey Read More ›

What is Discovery Institute

Founded in 1990, the Institute is a national, non-profit, non-partisan policy and research organization, headquartered in Seattle, WA. It has programs on a variety of issues, including science policy, regional transportation development, economics and technology policy, legal reform, and bioethics. Read More ›

Panel: Gas Tax Should Go Up

Original Article A coalition of business, labor, environmental and civic leaders yesterday urged the Legislature to raise the state gas tax 10 cents a gallon over the next two years to help pay for replacements for the imperiled Alaskan Way Viaduct and Highway 520 floating bridge as well as other transportation projects. The viaduct and 520 should be priorities because Read More ›

Group Sets Priority List For Transit Work

Original Article A group of business, labor and environmental representatives organized by the Discovery Institute asked the Legislature yesterday to make replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and seawall, and the state Route 520 bridge the state’s top priorities for state funds. To help pay for it, the Transportation Working Group urged lawmakers to pass a 10-cent increase in the Read More ›