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George Washington was born to middling stock in Virginia in 1732. He was a “conventional Virginia provincial” whose world had a stable social order and agrarian political economy. A planter class led this stratified society. These gentlemen dressed,…
George Washington was born to middling stock in Virginia in 1732. He was a "conventional Virginia provincial" whose world had a stable social order and agrarian political economy. A planter class l...
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As DemandProgress’ Daniel Schuman reports, the House just began publishing its spending reports online as data. The House’s “Statements of Disbursement,” which show who how much money Congress spends on its operations, have been online in PDF format since…
As DemandProgress' Daniel Schuman reports, the House just began publishing its spending reports online as data. The House's "Statements of Disbursement," which show who how much money Congress spen...
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The U.S Postal Service’s financial and other operational challenges regularly are in the news. Less well-known is its illicit drug problem. Thanks to the internet, anyone can now become a drug dealer. One no longer need join a criminal gang and suffer a…
The U.S Postal Service’s financial and other operational challenges regularly are in the news. Less well-known is its illicit drug problem. Thanks to the internet, anyone can now become a drug deal...
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More than 50 staffers, think-tankers, and academics attended the inaugural meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. Reps. Dave Brat (R-Va) and John Sarbanes (D-Md) addressed the group. The LBCWG is a bottom-up research and reform…
More than 50 staffers, think-tankers, and academics attended the inaugural meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. Reps. Dave Brat (R-Va) and John Sarbanes (D-Md) addressed the gr...
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My latest. The current drinks tax and regulatory schemes are batty.
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Did you know the Congressional Research Service has published reports on the federal defense budget, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamp) benefits, changes to hemp-growing restrictions and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus? Now you do,…
Did you know the Congressional Research Service has published reports on the federal defense budget, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamp) benefits, changes to hemp-growing restric...
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Was the Elementary and Secondary Education Act a civil rights act? No, not primarily. The record plainly shows it was an anti-poverty program, the benefits of which flow to all children regardless of race. The ESEA, unlike the Voting Rights Act, conveyed…
Was the Elementary and Secondary Education Act a civil rights act? No, not primarily. The record plainly shows it was an anti-poverty program, the benefits of which flow to all children regardless ...
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Jonathan Rauch’s late 2015 piece on this subject is worth a read (or re-read). Here are a few highlights: “The presidency, it’s often said, is a job for which everyone arrives unprepared. But just how unprepared is unprepared enough?” “It is well known…
Jonathan Rauch's late 2015 piece on this subject is worth a read (or re-read). Here are a few highlights: "The presidency, it’s often said, is a job for which everyone arrives unprepared. But just ...
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Something remarkable happened a week ago: a committee in Congress voted to spend a little bit more money on congressional staff. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., offered the amendment to a spending bill, which was approved overwhelmingly by voice vote. Cynics in…
Something remarkable happened a week ago: a committee in Congress voted to spend a little bit more money on congressional staff. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., offered the amendment to a spending bill, w...
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We have all heard the railings of the presidential aspirants about the federal government: that it’s corrupt; that it’s rigged by the malevolent establishment against the common man; that the economy is faltering because elites and their cronies are…
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Regulatory reform has garnered significant attention lately, both in Congress and on the campaign trail. Republican nominees for president each have released plans to tackle regulatory overreach, while congressional Republicans have advanced a variety of…
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As you probably have heard, the U.S. Postal Service is in a bad way. The Senate has not bothered to vote on appointees to the USPS board. Thus, instead of usual nine governors overseeing its operations, there is just one. This is not good, what with the…
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Researcher and writer in Washington, DC.
Introduction

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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  • New York University
    Politics PhD, 2003
I love Mint. There are electronic locks on all the lockers---no need to buy your own. There is a steam room, a place to get massages and facials, tons of free yoga and other classes, and a lot of nice amenities (free Starbucks machine, newspapers to read while on the exercise bikes, mint water to drink, etc.)
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Massive omelets are served for breakfast at this place, which looked like it had lots of locals in it. My server was very nice and for $13 I left stuffed.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I quite liked dining on steak here. I got luck and landed a quiet table in the corner, where I could sip pinot noir and enjoy the butter and bread that preceded my beef. (Visited April 14, 2015)
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I very much enjoyed the downstairs, which is more quiet than the first floor oyster bar. (The oyster bar, by the way, is big and fun.) Michael was the name of my server, and he was terrific. All courses of the meal were excellent, and I left very satisfied. I would most certainly dine here again. (Visited April 16, 2015)
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Dining on sushi at the bar was fun. This place was buzzing the night I was there, with lengthy waits for tables. The menu has a huge selection of rolls. The one downside if the barkeeps that night seemed mystified by the order of a gin martini. They were not sure what gins they stocked (none were on the liquor back of the bar), and when they made the drink it came out very watery because they shook it violently. So, best to go with Sapporo or Saki next time. (Visited April 17, 2015)
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I enjoyed two appetizers here--grilled octopus and fried cheese raviolis. I ate at the bar, where the rather surly barkeep served me a terrific dirty martini. The gentleman who staffed the men's room was cheerfully loquacious. I'd dine here again. (Visited April 15, 2015)
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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.
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