Nonprofits, states, and local governments now typically behave like big-box stores: same entity, different location. Maybe the aisles run side to side instead of front to back, but largely everything is the same.
Any lasting resolution to our gridlock and polarization will come only with a political realignment in which the winning coalition dominates national politics for a generation or more.
Even a cursory examination reveals Richard Cordray to be more than just a self-promoting pit bull with vaguely monarchical tendencies. He is also a corrupt partisan hack.
Robert Mueller’s investigation is showy and politically important, but it is not unique. It embodies our administrative state.
Regulation creates unforeseen issues, which are papered over by more regulations. Eventually what we’re left with is a 20,000-page bill destined to fail.
The New Deal led to the rise of the administrative state, to which Congress frequently delegates its regulatory power.
It is embarrassing for a president to call you a failure and attack your institutions, while placing the blame for what has occurred at your feet.
Sessions told three powerful Republican committee chairmen he has appointed a Justice Department attorney based in Utah to conduct an internal review.
Of all the Russian conspiracy angles, the one alleging Jeff Sessions is working on behalf of the Russians is easily the most outlandish.
Among government workers whose jobs do not call on them to risk life and limb, there are two distinct categories: the Ambitious and the Comfortable.
This kind of government employee incompetence with horrific consequences is by no means limited to the Parkland killings. Instead, it is endemic to U.S. government.
There is no bigger prize for authoritarians in a free nation than to take over the institutions focused on national security, because these gather sensitive data on people and organizations.
The rise of the gig economy foretells changes in governance as the rise of Carnegie Steel and Standard Oil foretold the rise of big government. We’re headed somewhere else.
President Donald Trump called for something very controversial in Washington DC: to treat government employees as though they work for us.
Americans should be reassured that the federal law enforcement agencies are working to keep America safer rather than focused on revenge against political enemies.
My state, Oklahoma, was one of the first and only to repeal Common Core. It took years of work, and ultimately accomplished just about nothing.
There’s a chance that what ails the GOP is terminal, but to give ourselves a chance at recovery, we’ve got to move—physically.
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