Out of Control: Why Public Employee Unions Don’t Serve the Public’s Best Interests

Philip K. Howard, USA Today , February 23, 2021

Philip argues that public unions have erected an impenetrable barrier to good government, and offers a way out.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taught Us Some Brutal Lessons About Governance

George Will, Washington Post, February 27, 2021

George Will discusses Philip’s Yale Law Journal essay, “From Progressivism to Paralysis.”

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How Joe Biden Can Jump-Start America’s Recovery by Reforming Government

Peter H. Schuck and Philip K. Howard, USA Today, January 11, 2021

With Yale Law School’s Peter Schuck, Philip outlines how the Biden administration can reverse Americans' distrust of government.

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From Progressivism to Paralysis

Philip K. Howard, Yale Law Journal, January 6, 2021

Philip describes how good government slowly evolved into a framework that disempowers everyone, even the President, from acting sensibly.

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Principles to Unify America

Philip K. Howard, The Hill, November 21, 2020

Philip writes that despite the post-mortems from the 2020 election that America is divided, most of us share the same core values and goals – and that most of us believe government needs to be reformed.

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Make America Work Again

Philip K. Howard, The Hill, September 29, 2020

Philip offers an overhaul vision for frustrated voters who simply want to see government work again. He writes: "Americans aren’t angry because government aims too high .... What drives Americans nuts is the clumsy way government does things."

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Good Government Is the Answer

Editorial, Florida Times-Union, August 31, 2020

The Florida Times-Union endorses the Campaign for Common Good, chaired by Philip. "Common Good doesn't want to eliminate government but make it work sensibly, cleaning out waste, inefficiency and obsolete programs."

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The Huge Voter Issue Democrats are Ignoring

Donald F. Kettl and Philip K. Howard, Newsweek, August 19, 2020

Philip and University of Texas Professor Don Kettl argue that Democrats are making a mistake by not offering a plan to make government work better.

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Could Covid Finally Disrupt the Top-Down Education Bureaucracy?

Philip K. Howard, Education Next, August 11, 2020

Philip argues that now's the time to jettison the top-down bureaucracy for good, and restore the local autonomy needed to build energetic school cultures.

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COVID-19 Shows Why We Need to Reboot Government in America. Here’s How We Can Do It.

Philip K. Howard, USA Today, July 27, 2020

Philip argues that Americans at all levels of responsibility have been disempowered from making sense of public choices.

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A Social Contract for Pandemics

Philip K. Howard, The Hill, July 26, 2020

Philip offers a principled vision for a new social contract for dealing with pandemics. "A new pandemic social contract is needed that reassures Americans they will not be left to fend for themselves if they get sick."

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Power to the People

Grant Addison, Washington Examiner, June 25, 2020

Philip is interviewed by Grant Addison about the Campaign for Common Good. “The idea is to have people think about how government should work,” he states.

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