Soundbites, Highlights from Policy Talks @ the Ford School

April 3, 2019
This is a critical opportunity for Michigan to catch up. Michigan has lagged behind the rest of the states in terms of access to the ballot.

Christopher Thomas, former Director of Elections for the state. "Electoral Reform via Ballot Initiatives: Redistricting, Voter Registration, and Voter Rights in Michigan," October 8, 2018.

I worry about a haste to pivot from terrorism to other security challenges. I worry about that because I think that we stand to lose on setbacks on the counterterrorism front. We can do more than one thing at once as a nation.

Christopher Costa, executive director of the International Spy Museum and 34-year veteran of the Department of Defense. "Counterterrorism in 2020: Future prospects and challenges," October 3, 2018.

The more the country can assert a sort of common sense of community and willingness to talk to one another, we can overcome some of the hyper-partisanship or hyperpolarization

Bill Kristol, founder and editor at large of The Weekly Standard. “In conversation: William Kristol and Neera Tanden," September 30, 2018.

You do not have a fair shot at prosperity in the twenty-first century if you do not have access to the internet.

Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC commissioner. "FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Network Neutrality," September 17, 2018.

I raised the question with my class: how many times in your lives have you been asked by a political leader to make an express sacrifice for the broader good—with the idea that the benefits would be long term? And there wasn’t much (in reply) in the way of illustration and example. I am hard-pressed to answer that question myself.”

Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy. "Can We Price Carbon?," October 1, 2018.

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