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Governance

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China, the Virus, and the Imperative to Build for Tomorrow

Marc Andreessen's "It's Time To Build" is a hopeful cri de coeur in this time of pandemic. Americans, and American elite leadership specifically, need what strikes me as essentially a spiritual awakening, and Andreessen speaks to that in his own way by pointing out that an ugly aspect of American life that this virus has revealed is a sort of cultural impotence. Read More ›

Beyond Proposition 1: A New Consensus Is Emerging

This article, published by Crosscut, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: They have been joined, initially, by a core group including of former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton, Bruce Agnew of the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia transportation center, … , and Steve Mullin, president of the Washington Roundtable and co-chair of the pro-Prop 1 campaign. The rest of the article can be Read More ›

State Transport System Needs Accountability, Investment

If “transportation futures” for Central Puget Sound were sold like stock, the market for recent years could be called a rollercoaster. And with a $16 billion regional transportation tax vote for roads and transit facing us in November, we’re about to plunge down its scariest dip. The upside of the market featured state leadership in raising taxes to begin addressing Read More ›

Making Tracks

OLYMPIA — Increasingly popular passenger trains rumble between Portland and Seattle four times a day as the upgraded Amtrak Cascades service continues to attract business travelers, sightseers and Mariners fans seeking an alternative to airports and Interstate 5. Ridership has risen sixfold in the past eight years, turning the 466-mile Eugene-to-Vancouver, B.C., corridor into one of Amtrak’s fastest-growing services. Rider Read More ›