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Do We Still Need Public Librari...

Do We Still Need Public Libraries?

The December 27, 2012 New York Times online “room for debate” asks the question, “Do we still need libraries?” (See here.) There wasn’t much of a debate, alas. The four contributors all basically said they liked public libraries. Their short essays little addressed the questions posed by the Times, which were, “Many public libraries are seeing […]

Research Note: Winton M. Blount Video (196...

Winton M. Blount, the Postmaster General, discusses the problems of the of the U.S. Post Office Department (1969?). The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 replaced the cabinet-level Post Office Department with the U.S. Postal Service, an independent establishment of the executive branch. [Note—the video is labeled 1965, but that is incorrect.] Visit msnbc.com for breaking […]

House of Representatives Holds Hearing on the U. S. Postal Serv...

House of Representatives Holds Hearing on the U. S. Postal Service

On Thursday, April 15, 2010, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to examine the status of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and on recent reports on short and long-term strategies for its financial viability and stability. The hearing was titled: Continuing to Deliver: An Examination of the Postal Service’s Current […]

Research Note: 2009 Book on the St. Lawrence Sea...

Claire Puccia Parham, The St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project: An Oral History of the Greatest Construction Show on Earth (Syracuse University Press, 2009).  The publisher describes it thus: The culmination of a century-long dream to link the Great Lakes interior industrial hubs to the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project stands […]

Research Note: April 2009 GAO Report on Designated Federal Entit...

The Government Accountability Office published this lengthy survey of “designated federal entities,” a term that include disparate entities from the Smithsonian Institution (21 USC 41), the National Archives and Records Administration (44 USC 2102), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (15 USC 789(d)). The specific objectives of this report are to (1) describe and summarize […]

Research Note: What “Independent Establishments of the Executive Branch” Exi...

In the U.S. Code, one finds the following “independent establishments of the executive branch” mentioned: (1) the National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life (15 USC 2411); (2) the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation (20 USC 2004); (3) the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (20 USC 4502); (4) the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and […]

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