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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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The SPOCK open govt project. Have a look! And please click the applause button. https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/the-spotlight-on-congressional-knowledge-spock-project#spock @RSI#transparency
Congress produces an enormous amount of information, but access is distributed unevenly. Experienced political actors and entrenched lobbyists have an edge few can match. Everyone should have equal access to high-quality information about their government. Improved access empowers underfunded public interest advocates, activists, and concerned citizens to advocate for and engage communities in the democratic process. We will narrow this dem...
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2,700 new regulations are proposed each year. Regs=laws, so who is our national legislature? http://www.rstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/RSTREET34.pdf #regulations #congress
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Fact of the day: "On average, more than 4,000 new federal regulations take effect each year." Congress need to quit delegating its law-making authority to unelected executive branch employees.
Each year, federal agencies produce more regulations. These regulations affect nearly every aspect of our lives, yet are never voted on by Congress. This is a remarkable and troubling development for the separation of powers. Regulations have the effect of law. Thus, Congress' mostly hands-off ...
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Hello, Georgia! Nice to find myself in the Athens Banner-Herald this morning.
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Yes---let's end clock switching. "Guess what time we’re on for eight months of the year? Daylight saving time. In what universe is something that happens for only one-third of the time the “standard”? .... In fact, some opponents of DST aren’t against daylight saving time per se: They think it should be adopted as the year-round standard time." http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-daylight-saving-time/2015/03/06/970092d4-c2c1-11e4-9271-610273846239_story.html?hpid=z9
Springing back the clock has been a part of U.S. life since World War I. But does it really help farmers and conserve energy?
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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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1884 advertisement encourages moms to dose their children with whiskey. Repeatedly. #BestParentingAdviceEver
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Fact of the day: "On average, more than 4,000 new federal regulations take effect each year." Congress need to quit delegating its law-making authority to unelected executive branch employees. http://www.rstreet.org/policy-study/three-steps-for-reasserting-congress-in-regulatory-policy/
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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 - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 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 - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months 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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months 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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months 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 11 months ago