Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Academic & Government Publications

“The Atrophying of the Congressional Research Service’s Role in Supporting Committee Oversight,” Wayne Law Review, Spring 2018.

Written testimony on more equitable access to Congressional Research Service reports and CRS employee morale, U.S. Senate, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, April 27, 2018.

Written testimony on more equitable access to Congressional Research Service reports and CRS employee morale, U.S. House of Representatives. Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations, April 17, 2018.

“The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: 2018,” R Street Institute policy study, February 14, 2018.

“Bring in the Nerds: Reviving the Office of Technology Assessment,” R Street Institute policy study, January 2018. (w/ Zachary Graves)

“Data Powered Leadership Reform: A Business Case for Federal Operational Improvements Enabled by Quality Data,” Aplin Labs/NextGov, July 2017. (w/ David Paschane, Christian Hoehner, and Eric Hannel)

Written testimony on expanded public access to Congressional Research Service reports, Senate Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations, May 17, 2017.

Testimony on expanded public access to Congressional Research Service reports before the Legislative Branch Subcommittee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives, May 3, 2017.

“Can the Voice of Practitioners Be Further Amplified in Public Administration Review?” Public Administration Review, May 2017.

“Reasserting Congress in Regulatory Policy,” in Unleashing Opportunity: Policy Reforms for an Accountable Administrative State (National Affairs, 2017).

Testimony on “Restoring the Power of the Purse” before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations and Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, December 1, 2016.

Government Information and Propaganda: How to Draw a Line? R Street Institute policy study, October 27, 2016. (w/John Maxwell Hamilton)

“The Case for a Congressional Regulation Office,” National Affairs, fall 2016. (W/Philip Wallach)

A Case for Stronger Congressional Committees, R Street Institute policy study, August 17, 2016. (w/Adam Chan)

“Preparing for Unforeseen Opportunities Outside Academia,” PS journal, July 2016.

Interpretive Rules Are Missing Piece in Regulatory Reform Debate, R Street Institute policy study, April 12, 2016. (w/Daniel J. Richardson)

The U.S Postal Service’s Ghost Ship Board, R Street Institute policy study, February 9, 2016. (w/Daniel J. Richardson)

Restoring Congress as the First Branch, R Street Institute policy study, January 2016. (w/various authors)

Could the Modern Senate Manage an Open-Amendment Process? R Street Institute policy study, October 2015. (w/Anthony J. Madonna)

“How to Strengthen Congress,” National Affairs, fall 2015.

Three Steps for Reasserting Congress in Regulatory Policy, R Street Institute policy study, March 2015.

Advertising by the Federal Government: An Overview, Congressional Research Service, June 23, 2014.

Commemorations in Congress: Options for Honoring Individuals, Groups, and Events , Congressional Research Service, April 9, 2014. (w/Jacob Straus et al.)

U.S. Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits and Pension Funding IssuesCongressional Research Service, January 2, 2014. (w/ Katelin Isaacs)

Congressional or Federal Charters: Overview and Current Issues, Congressional Research Service, April 19, 2013.

The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition A PrimerCongressional Research Service, July 24, 2013.

“Defending a Controversial Agency: Edward C. Banfield As Farm Security Agency Public Relations Officer, 1941–1946,” Federal History, January 2013. (w/ Mordecai Lee)

The Quasi-Government in America: Remarks, Workshop for Public Institution Reform in China, Peking University Law School in Beijing, China on January 18-19, 2013.

Common Questions About Postage and StampsCongressional Research Service, May 16, 2012.

Congressional Oversight of Agency Public Communications: Implications of Agency New Media UseCongressional Research Service, March 14, 2012.

Testimony Before the U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, Hearing on Draft Legislative Proposal on Cybersecurity, 112th Cong. 1st sess., December 6, 2011.

“Doing Right and Avoiding Wrong With the Law and Politicians,” in Mordecai Lee, Grant Neeley, and Kendra B Stewart (eds.), The Practice of Government Public Relations (Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, July 2011).

Testimony Before the U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia, Continuing to Deliver: An Examination of the Postal Service’s Current Financial Crisis and Its Future Viability, 111th Cong. 2nd sess., April 15, 2010.

The Postal Accountability and Enhancement ActCongressional Research Service, December 14, 2009.

“Postage Subsidies for Periodicals: Recent Developments,” Journal of Postal History, October 2009.

Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs): An Institutional OverviewCongressional Research Service, January 28, 2009. (w/Ronald C. Moe)

Federal Government Corporations: An OverviewCongressional Research Service, January 7, 2009. (w/Ronald C. Moe)

Post Office and Retail Postal Facility Closures: Overview and Issues for Congress (Congressional Research Service, July 23, 2009), published in U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia, Making Sense of It All: An Examination of USPS’s Station and Branch Optimization Initiative and Delivery Route Adjustments,  111th Cong., 1st sess., July 30, 2009, Serial No. 117-17, pp. 2-20 (Washington, GPO, 2009).

The Quasi Government: Organizations with Both Government and Private Sector Legal CharacteristicsCongressional Research Service, January 31, 2008. (w/Ronald C. Moe)

“Government Role in Schooling,” Sandra Mathison and E. Wayne Ross, eds., Battleground Schools (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, December 2007).

“Government Public Relations or Propaganda?” Mordecai Lee, ed., Government Public Relations: A Reader (Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis, December 2007).

The Charter of the American National Red Cross: Current Issues and Proposed ChangesCongressional Research Service,  March 9, 2007).

Privatization and the Federal Government: An IntroductionCongressional Research Service, December 28, 2006.

The Congressional Charter of the American National Red Cross: Overview, History, and Analysis, Congressional Research Service, March 15, 2006.

“The Law: The Executive Branch and Propaganda: The Limits of Legal Restrictions,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, vol. 35, issue 4, December 2005.

Disaster Response and Appointment of a Recovery Czar: The Executive Branch’s Response to the Flood of 1927Congressional Research Service, October 25, 2005.

Government Advertisement of Tourism: Recent Action and Longstanding ControversiesCongressional Research Service, October 26, 2004.

Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Effects, and ProcessesCongressional Research Service, September 20, 2004.

Medicare Advertising: Current ControversiesCongressional Research Service, June 6, 2004.

“Government Corporation Control Act” and other entries in Clinton Brass, ed., General Management Laws: A Compendium, Congressional Research Service, May 19, 2004.

Memoranda on the Governance of the U.S. Postal Service, in Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Postal Reform: The Chairmen’s Perspectives on Governance and Rate-Setting, hearing, 108th Cong., 2nd sess., April 7, 2004, S. Hrg. 108-527, pp. 78-108 (Washington, GPO, 2004).

The Legislative Recommendations of The President’s Commission on the United States Postal ServiceCongressional Research Service, October 10, 2003.

“Goals 2000,” Victoria-Maria McDonald (ed.), The Greenwood Dictionary of Education (Greenwood Press, 2003).

“Welfare Reform- What Is Happening in Congress?” Bridging the Gap: Higher Education and Career-Centered Welfare Reform (National Urban League/Metropolitan College of New York, June 2003).

“The Case for Federal Policy to Raise Education Standards,” The Wagner Review, Spring 2001.

Bibliographical Essay: “John Locke,” Reader’s Guide to the Social Sciences (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001).

“Dostoevski: Love and the Underground Man,” Conference, Autumn 1998.

Civic Report: The Tip of the Iceberg: SURR Schools and Academic Failure in New YorkThe Manhattan Institute, July 2001. (w/Joseph P. Viteritti)

Civic Report: The State of New York City Public Schools 2000The Manhattan Institute, September 2000. (w/Joseph P. Viteritti)