Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Posts by Kevin R. Kosar

Pelosi and the Democrats again try to federalize electi...

Pelosi and the Democrats again try to federalize elections

Here we go again. This week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues dropped the $3 trillion “HEROES Act.” Like the last COVID-19 bill she pushed, the legislation is long — 1,815 pages — and has liberal hobby horses aplenty….(Read more)

Escaping the foreign policy dile...

Escaping the foreign policy dilemma

One of the reasons we have elections is for the sake of better synchronizing political leaders with the wishes of the public. Yet, in the realm of foreign policy it is anything but clear that going to the polls produces a great deal of policy agreement. This is understandable on low salience, high complexity issues. […]

Republican pollsters find 76% of voters want the freedom to vote by m...

Republican pollsters find 76% of voters want the freedom to vote by mail

More than three-quarters of voters want the freedom to vote by mail, according to a recent poll by GOP pollsters Fabrizio, Lee & Associates. And they want the government to proactively help them get and cast their ballots. The poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters across the country and included a nearly equal percentage of Republicans, Democrats and […]

Remarks on the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of the U.S. Department of Education: The Transformation of Federal Education Polit...

 Source: Cato.org. Kosar remarks start at 29:50. Chris Cross and Ron Kimberling have spoken of the creation of the Department of Education and its earliest years in operation. My own comments will focus on a broader issue of the Department of Education (ED) and the transformation of federal education politics. The establishment of ED […]

Propaganda in the coronavirus ...

Propaganda in the coronavirus era

The White House propaganda has risen to new highs in recent days, as President Trump turns the coronavirus daily briefings into a prime time opportunity to sell himself, replete with videos that double as campaign ads. For his critics, this is the ultimate display of him as a carnival barker, touting himself blatantly at the […]

The Postal Service is in trouble: Here’s one way to get it ...

The Postal Service is in trouble: Here’s one way to get it out

When it comes to the mail, the Covid-19 crisis is catching America in a vise. On one hand, it has revealed just how much we depend on the U.S. Postal Service. It is the lone government agency that visits our homes and businesses on most days, and with stores largely shut down, the USPS is […]

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