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Kevin R Kosar
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My colleague Nathan Leamer writes about legislation to help keep Americans more in-the-know.
In recent years, Americans have been inundated with commercials highlighting the Affordable Care Act, some of which have been slagged as rather tasteless and exaggerated. The Department of Health and Human Services has even hosted cash-prize video competitions to encourage enrollment into the ...
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Here is my proposal for a quick and easy way for the President and Congress to reduce government spending.
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“When you come from a state where you have to defend beautiful women, fast horses, bourbon, cigarettes and coal, you’ve got a hell of a tough job.” -Sen. Wendell H. Ford (D-KY)
Mr. Ford, 90, vigorously defended his state’s economic interests during four terms in the U.S. Senate.
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My latest post on the Magna Carta and its importance.
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I spent 11 years doing honest research for Congress. I was well-paid and loved my colleagues. Then I quit. 
I had so many terrific experiences at the Congressional Research Service. I will never forget the feeling of taking the civil servant oath to uphold the Constitution. I adored my colleagues, and le...
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Yet another person who had cash taken by the police but was not charged with a crime. 
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President Barack Obama’s penultimate budget will be delivered to Congress Monday. Per the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, the president’s budget will enumerate recommended spending levels for nearly every federal program, project and activity. If past…
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Today, January 20, 2015, America bids farewell to the Magna Carta. The 800-year old document returns home to Lincolnshire, England after six months in America. It landed at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in July, and spent the past few months at the Library…
Today, January 20, 2015, America bids farewell to the Magna Carta. The 800-year old document returns home to Lincolnshire, England after six months in America. It landed at Boston’s Museum of Fine ...
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Folks say the last Congress was unproductive because it did not pass lots of law. That's a bogus metric. In this short op-ed, I give 5 reasons why.
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“There are no exact guidelines. There are probably no guidelines at all. The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world..." ---Vaclav Havel
Václav Havel: Recollections. A blog post at "Insights: Scholarly Work at the John W. Kluge Center" on 2014-11-18.
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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 - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 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 - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 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 - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 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 - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 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 - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 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 - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 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 10 months ago