Mike Signer is a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute.
State of the Union: The Power of Pronouncements
This week, I taught the first class of a graduate seminar at Virginia Tech titled “Collaborative Governance.” Our readings included a Foreign Affairs essay where…
Stop the Madness: The New Politics of Stunts
On the heels of the controversy about this week’s perhaps terror alerts in Europe, I reflected on a recent experience with the very real costs…
9/11, Nine Years Later: Election Protection in Afghanistan
This Saturday is the 9th anniversary of 9/11. Normally, I’d try to commemorate that horrible, epochal day as best as I can here at home….
A Nation of Pilot Projects?
More news this weekend that the Obama administration continues to pursue its unheralded campaign to reverse retrograde Bush-era policies and put the nation on a…
Among Industry, Surprising Support for a Carbon Price
In meetings I’ve had recently with folks representing industries from automobiles to energy to private equity, I’ve heard it over and over again. They want…
In Oregon, Signs of the Clean Energy Future
A fascinating experiment is unfolding in the nation’s Northwest, where a candidate for governor of Oregon is campaigning against politics itself. In a recent visit…
Cape Wind a Win for the Clean Energy Economy
In recent months, we at PPI have been doing our level best to call the nation’s attention to a bright green section of the map…
Rah-Rah for Retrofits
We’ve heard a lot of doom and gloom on environmental topics recently, with progressives providing dark statistics about escalating carbon levels and conservative rebutting with…
McDonnell’s Political Travails: Living & Dying by the Sword
The following is an excerpt from Mike Signer’s op-ed in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bob McDonnell’s recent troubles have surprised me; when I first met McDonnell…