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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…
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 operat...
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Political protests are disrupting campaign events. This is not good.
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Donald J. Trump had a pretty super Super Tuesday. He won more delegates than any other Republican contender and his lead has expanded considerably. Final results are still not in from all contests, but the model put together by The New York Times blog The…
Donald J. Trump had a pretty super Super Tuesday. He won more delegates than any other Republican contender and his lead has expanded considerably. Final results are still not in from all contests,...
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Donald J. Trump had a pretty super Super Tuesday. He won more delegates than any other Republican contender and his lead has expanded considerably. Final results are still not in from all contests, but the model put together by The New York Times blog The…
Donald J. Trump had a pretty super Super Tuesday. He won more delegates than any other Republican contender and his lead has expanded considerably. Final results are still not in from all contests,...
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Congress, for all its faults, is the most democratic of the three branches. It comprises 535 individuals chosen by voters to represent their interests. Congress — not the president or the judiciary — is the branch that is most connected to the average…
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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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The law governing America’s school lunches is up for renewal this year, and the 210-page draft bill now in play took more than a year to negotiate. The final result is a mélange of provisions attempting to satisfy competing interests. When Pat Roberts,…
The law governing America’s school lunches is up for renewal this year, and the 210-page draft bill now in play took more than a year to negotiate. The final result is a mélange of provisions attem...
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Congress spent $310 billion last year on some 250 agencies and programs that were no longer — as required under the law and Congress’s own rules — authorized to receive and spend funds. This problem of “expired authorizations” has grown with the…
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Since arriving in the U.S. Senate in 2011, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has made many of his colleagues crazy. Unwilling to go along to get along, Lee has called out publicly our nation’s legislature for its profligacy and habit of showing up for work barely…
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Like the film, but it was nearly a cartoon version of the meltdown. "Margin Call" was a lot better.
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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.)
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months 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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