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April 15 has arrived and Congress once again has not adopted a budget resolution. It was not for lack of trying. The Senate voted for S.Con.Res.11 on March 27 and the House approved H.Con.Res.27on April 13. However, the two resolutions have differences,…
April 15 has arrived and Congress once again has not adopted a budget resolution. It was not for lack of trying. The Senate voted for S.Con.Res.11 on March 27 and the House approved H.Con.Res.27on ...
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Congress returns from its two week break on Monday. If it has any respect for itself, it will promptly schedule a vote on President Obama’s most recent veto. Why? Because his veto was unconstitutional...
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My Brookings piece was picked up by Newsweek.
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J. David Cox traveled to Selma, Ala. at the invitation of. President Barack Obama to commemorate the hallowed civil rights march. It was an honor for the president of the American Federation of Government Employees. No other union heads were invited.…
J. David Cox traveled to Selma, Ala. at the invitation of. President Barack Obama to commemorate the hallowed civil rights march. It was an honor for the president of the American Federation of Gov...
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It is time to get state governments out of the retail booze business. 
In the 21st century, why does the State of Alabama need to be in the liquor business? Frankly, that is the question state legislators need to consider, and Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, believes that removing the state from the retail liquor business is the answer.
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My piece on Congress and regulation is in the latest copy of the Weekly Standard.
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My fingers remain corssed. Congress needs to protect its constitutional prerogatives.
Congress returns from its two-week break on Monday. If it has any respect for itself, it will promptly schedule a vote on President Obama's most recent veto. The nixed bill was a resolution to strike down new regulations issued by the National Labor Relations Board in mid-December.
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Congress returns from its two-week break today. If it has any respect for itself, it will promptly schedule a vote on President Obama’s most recent veto.  The nixed bill was a resolution to strike down new regulations issued by the National Labor…
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Proposed: Give federal employees a raise, but hire new employees on 10-year renewable contracts.
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FCC expands net neutrality rules to cover tennis and... 
WASHINGTON (April 1, 2015) – The R Street Institute expresses deep concern about this morning's announcement by the Federal Communications Commission that it would expand its recently proposed net-neutrality rules to tennis, basketball and other sports-related broadcasts.
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The U.S. Postal Service has an existential problem. For five years, the agency has flirted with insolvency. It has $15 billion in debt, its statutory maximum. According to its most recent financial statement, the USPS… (read more)
The U.S. Postal Service has an existential problem. For five years, the agency has flirted with insolvency. It has $15 billion in debt, its statutory maximum. According to its most recent financial...
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The third time will apparently be the charm for the Federal Communications Commission’s “net neutrality” regulations. Having been shot down twice by the courts in earlier attempts to regulate broadband, members of the commission—enterprising bureaucrats…
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Researcher and writer in Washington, DC.
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I am the author of Ronald Reagan and Education Policy (2011), Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education Standards (2005); and Whiskey: A Global History (2010).

My writings have appeared in scholarly and professional journals, such as the Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Administration Review, and Teachers College Record; and in popular media, including The Weekly Standard magazine, and online publications, such as American Enterprise Institute Ideas Blog.

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    Politics PhD, 2003
Bearnaise is a welcome addition to the row of restaurants on Pennsylvania Ave SE at 3rd.I have dined there four times and the service always has been attentive but not overly so. from the meat-heavy menu I have had steak tartare and filet mignon---both were excellent. The Bardot Sling is a refreshing drink, and my espresso was superb. See Bearnaise's website for the menu.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
This has become my go-to lunch spot since the Hawk n' Dove was become an over-priced tourist trap. The Tune Inn makes a great BLT, and you'll see the same crew tending bar and serving the tables each day, which gives the place a homey feel. The prices are right too---the wide menu has a lot of dishes that are under $10.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Yes, I loved this place. I visited three times in the four days I was there. Twice I had the hot chocolate, which was delicious. Once, when trying to make a creme smiley face on it, the counter gal ended making a slightly scary scowl. Without missing a beat, she called it the Donny Darko Hot Chocolate, and we both laughed. (That's the vibe there.) Bittersweet has free WiFi, and it was fun to watch the bakery at work (there's a glass window through which you can watch a mega-mixer work.) It's a fresh, bright, new space, and the confections are gorgeous. (Visited 1/8/14, 1/9/14, 1/10/14)
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I and my three young kids have gone here for weekend brunch a couple of times. The service has been friendly, the menu appealed to both the adults and children, and our meals arrived quickly and nicely done. (Visited 2/9/14)
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I have lunched here many times and always found the food tasty. Most recently, I went there for happy hour. The second floor lounge, which is chic and enjoyable, features $5 glasses of red and white wine. I ordered a three-item sampler plate (olives, fried calamari, bruschetta) for $9 and was delighted at the sizable platter of eats I received. I'll be back soon! (Visited 4/15/14)
Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
I liked everything about this place---the incredibly friendly management and staff, the chic/moderne interior, the locally sourced ingredients, and the fact that it was not offering the same-old-same-old N'awlins fare (gumbo, crawdads, etc.) The fish of the day when I visited was pan seared scallops, which were terrific. It was a nice touch to be given a free appetizer at the start of the meal. I wish Sainte Marie well and hope to dine there again next I visit. (Visited 1/814)
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I popped over to this small neighborhood shop in search of coffee and baked goods for my kids. I got a well-made cup of coffee and three tasty chocolate cupcakes ($10.95 before tax). As an FY, I should mention that Something Sweet is mostly a carryout operation---these are very few seats inside and very few outside. (Visited 4/6/14)
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reviewed a year ago