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An Action Plan for Saving America’s Transportation Infrastructure

Philip K. Howard, Washington Examiner, June 12, 2020


Philip lays out a four-part plan for fixing America’s decrepit infrastructure.

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Try Common Sense Reviews and Endorsements

Various Publications, February 1, 2019


Read reviews and endorsements of Philip’s new book, Try Common Sense, including from TIME and Kirkus Reviews, as well as leading thinkers such as Jonathan Haidt, Mary Ann Glendon, and Sen. Al Simpson.

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Public Trust in Police Is Fractured. Here’s How to Fix It.

Philip K. Howard, USA Today, June 8, 2020


Philip explains why there can be no social trust unless people are accountable to those they serve.

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Misdiagnosing the Failed State

Philip K. Howard, City Journal, May 11, 2020


Philip argues that experts are confusing symptoms for causes in addressing the toxic combination of polarized politics, cultural divisions, and growing cynicism. And what Americans need is the freedom to take responsibility.

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Why America Needs a Recovery Commission in Aftermath of Coronavirus

Philip K. Howard, USA Today, May 4, 2020


Philip argues that a Recovery Authority is an ideal vehicle to enforce fiscal discipline on states in exchange for federal relief.

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Tough Choices Ahead

Philip K. Howard, The Hill, April 14, 2020


Philip proposes that Congress create an independent bipartisan commission, on the model of “base-closing commissions,” to the confront the choices created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fighting Covid-19 in the Red-Tape Nation

Philip K. Howard, City Journal, April 6, 2020


Philip expounds on why a Recovery Authority will be necessary after the COVID-19 crisis, and how it would work.

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After Pandemic Ends, U.S. Needs Recovery Authority to Speed Economic Rebound

Philip K. Howard, USA Today, March 30, 2020


Philip argues that, after the COVID-19 crisis is over, Congress needs to create a “Recovery Authority” to get America back on its feet.

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Centrist or Radical, the Democratic Nominee Must Pledge to Reboot Washington

Philip K. Howard, Newsweek, February 17, 2020


Philip explains why a vision offering system overhaul is important to liberals as well as conservatives.

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Restoring Accountability to the Executive Branch

Philip K. Howard, George Mason Law School, February 6, 2020


Philip writes about how accountability is the lynchpin to reforming the civil service system. The paper was prepared for George Mason Law School's Bureaucracy and Presidential Administration conference.

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Pulling Out of Polarization

Philip K. Howard, The Hill, October 6, 2019


Philip argues that polarization is the result, in part, of the bureaucratic paralysis that makes it impossible to win votes by getting things done.

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America Needs a National Infrastructure Board

Philip K. Howard, American Infrastructure, October 1, 2019


Philip expounds upon his call for the creation of a National Infrastructure Board in order set priorities, expedite approvals, and avoid pork barrel waste.

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