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My latest piece on the bill to have Congress vote on regs with economic effects of $100 million or more.
The House is likely to vote this week on H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act, also known as the REINS Act. Introduced by Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., the bill would require Congress and the president to approve major regulations (those with an economic effect of $100 ...
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My latest on RealClearPolicy.com: "The Dysfunctional Federal Workforce."
The Survey on the Future of Government Service, released last week by Vanderbilt University's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, reveals significant problems with the federal workforce....
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Mere mention of the word “oversight” can make a public administrator queasy. It’s not because bureaucracies inevitably have something tawdry or corrupt to hide. Indeed, government agencies often have much to crow about. Keeping the trains moving every day…
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Consider the hut. Its real name is unknown. For all anyone knows, it might have been used as a storage shed or for some other purpose. The U.S. Department of Interior sought to get rid of the squat, 95-square-foot stone pile in 2010. It was crumbling and…
Consider the hut. Its real name is unknown. For all anyone knows, it might have been used as a storage shed or for some other purpose. The U.S. Department of Interior sought to get rid of the squat...
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From 1911 through 1967, the old U.S. Post Office offered savings accounts. The enterprise started because private banks seldom insured deposits. The establishment of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 removed the raison d’être for postal…
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Jonathan Rauch has written both an impish and important report for the Brookings Institution,Political Realism: How Hacks, Machines, Big Money and Back-room Deals Can Strengthen American Democracy (2015). Rauch, like me and many other observers of…
Jonathan Rauch has written both an impish and important report for the Brookings Institution,Political Realism: How Hacks, Machines, Big Money and Back-room Deals Can Strengthen American Democracy ...
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The House is likely to vote this week on H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act, also known as the REINS Act. Introduced by Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., the bill would require Congress and the president to approve major…
The House is likely to vote this week on H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act, also known as the REINS Act. Introduced by Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., the bill would req...
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The Survey on the Future of Government Service, released last week by Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, reveals significant problems with the federal workforce. According to the data, collected from 3,551 federal…
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"Starting this week, seven agencies — including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence —  launched a new effort to put online the records they distribute to requesters under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). So if a journalist, nonprofit group or corporation asks for the records, what they see, the public also will see...."
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The Founding Fathers set up Congress as the most powerful of the three branches. Per the U.S. Constitution, Congress possesses “all legislative power.” This includes the most fundamental tools of governance and state-building, such as laying and…
The Founding Fathers set up Congress as the most powerful of the three branches. Per the U.S. Constitution, Congress possesses “all legislative power.” This includes the most fundamental tools of g...
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The USPS may need to leverage its real estate to cover its costs and reinvest in its infrastructure.
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My latest bit of writing. Politics is not pretty. And that is o.k. Really.
Jonathan Rauch has written both an impish and important report for the Brookings Institution, Political Realism: How Hacks, Machines, Big Money and Back-room Deals Can Strengthen American Democracy (2015). Rauch, like me and many other observers of Congress, is dismayed by its dysfunction.
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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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    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.)
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reviewed a month 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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months 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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months 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)
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reviewed 3 months 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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months 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)
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reviewed 3 months 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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reviewed 11 months ago