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The May 4 copy of the Weekly Standard carries my review of John DiIulio’s Bring Back the Bureaucrats: Why More Federal Workers Will Lead To Better (And Smaller!) Government. The federal government now spends $3.5 trillion annually, much of which is…
The May 4 copy of the Weekly Standard carries my review of John DiIulio's Bring Back the Bureaucrats: Why More Federal Workers Will Lead To Better (And Smaller!) Government. The federal government ...
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Congress is naming fewer post offices. Why? Because it adopted rules & practices to discourage spending time on them. (Yes, I am quoted i this article.)
Post office naming bills are down—but not out. ;
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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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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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Should we hire 1 million new federal employees? My review of John DiIulio's new book. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/pointier-heads_928493.html
I had my first reckoning with big government in a small town in New Jersey. The incident remains startlingly fresh in my mind, although it was years ago. A traffic island on a main road, perhaps 20 feet in length, was being demolished. Perched above the brightly vested construction workers was a white metal sign with black letters. The cost of the project was close to $500,000, much of it provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation. I was g...
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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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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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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
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.
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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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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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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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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)
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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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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.
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