Governance

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Hands of Homelessness Poor man holding the paper house hope to have family home and warm home
Hands of Homelessness Poor man holding the paper house hope to have family home and warm home

Discovery Institute Releases National Report on Homelessness

The problems linked to homelessness, including substance abuse, mental illness, and crime, are increasing in America despite untold sums of government money spent to address this complex problem. Read More ›
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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 ›

Transportation Update

Transportation continues to be a serious issue for Washington, and judging by the number of news articles on the subject it will be a topic of conversation for weeks to come. AAA remains concerned about the safety of highway users and the growing congestion in our major metropolitan areas, which frustrates motorists and contributes to unsafe conditions. Several actions during Read More ›

Transit Agencies Could End Up Roadkill

This article, published by Seattle PI, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “Who sets priorities? Different agencies. Each agency has its own budget and its silo of funding. Each has a board of directors and a timetable,” said Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Project director at the Discovery Institute. The rest of the article can be found here.

Leadership Drought, Not Water Shortage in Northwest

SEATTLE—Seattle and the Central Puget Sound region are in danger of an inadequate water supply—due not to lack of water potential but to what a report by the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute calls a “leadership drought.” The report, prepared by Discovery Adjunct Fellow Matt Rosenberg, argues that Central Puget Sound’s swelling population should prompt the region to expand its water supply, Read More ›