Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Journalism

“The Russia Investigation: Why the Overseers Need Oversight,” R Street Institute Blog, October 19, 2017.

“Make Congress Great Again,” Washington Monthly, September 7, 2017. (w/Casey Burgat)

“Will Trump Be a One-Termer?” Inside Sources, August 14, 2107. Republished by the Charleston Gazette-MailLas Vegas Sun and Tulsa World.

“A Call for Greater Regulatory Harmonization With Canada,” Real Clear Policy, July 1, 2017. (w/Sean Speer)

“The Lost Genius of the Post Office,” Politico, June 8, 2017.

“Voters Hold Officials Accountable for Deficits in Many Countries. Just Not Here,” Weekly Standard, May 29, 2017.

“CRS Should Stop Fighting Access to Its Own Reports,” R Street Institute Blog, May 10, 2017.

“An Uncomfortable Reality… Congress Needs More Staff,” Ripon Society Forum, April 2017.

“Why Trump’s Government Overhaul Won’t Work,” Politico, March 14, 2017.

“How to Put the ‘Most Complete and Effectual Weapon’ Back in Their Hands,” Library of Law & Liberty, March 6, 2017.

“For Regulatory Reform, Look to Congress,” National Review, March 2, 2017. (w/ Sean Speer)

“Will Trump Sign Postal Reform Legislation?” The Hill, February 16, 2017.

“Should Congress Have to Approve Every Federal Regulation? A Debate,” Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog, February 2, 2017.

“Five Big Questions About Trump’s Executive Order On Regulation,” Politico, January 31, 2017.

“Strengthening Congress by Shrinking the Administrative State,” Weekly Standard, January 25, 2017.

“Six Ways Congress Can Curb a Runaway President,” Politico, January 21, 2017.

“Six Quick Takes On President Trump’s Speech,” R Street Institute Blog, January 20, 2017.

“Does Congress Want to Govern?” Real Clear Policy, January 14, 2017. (w/Lee Drutman)

“How an Idyllic Italian Village Was Crippled by Family-Centrism,” Zocalo Public Square, December 15, 2016.

“All the President’s Propaganda,” New York Times, December 12, 2016. (w/Jack Hamilton)

“Yesterday We Talked About Congress Reclaiming the Power of the Purse — a Bit,” R Street Institute Blog, December 2, 2016.

“How the Coming Republican Congress Could Cut Regulations Lickety-split,” R Street Institute Blog, November 22, 2016.

“Dialing for Dollars,” American Conservative, November 21, 2016.

“Stopping Big Government: Why We Need a Congressional Regulation Office,” FoxNews.com, November 16, 2016.

“Does Congress Finally Get That Business As Usual Should Not Continue?” R Street Institute Blog, November 9, 2016.

“The Strongest Branch of Liberty,” Washington Monthly, November/December, 2016.

“The Postal Regulatory Commission’s $50 Billion Decision,” Brookings Institution FixGov, October 25, 2016.

“Bringing Government Secrets to Light,” American Conservative, October 24, 2016.

“Inventing America,” The Weekly Standard, September 26, 2016.

“Ed Drama; The Ocean’s Hot Dog and Brookings Teacher Diversity Study; Fish Porn; Kosar Signs Off,” Eduwonk.com, August 19, 2016.

“More on School Lunches; #PorgyPorn; DC Teacher Union Heads Denounce Walmart for Helping Teachers; Feds Expand Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships,” Eduwonk.com, August 18, 2016.

“HEA Rulemaking; Utah Loosens Teaching Occupational Licensure; ICYMI: China and Ed Reform,” Eduwonk.com, August 17, 2016.

“Holt Trolls Johnson on Student Loans; The Daily Caller Trolls Michelle Obama and School Lunches; Turtle Porn,” Eduwonk.com, August 16, 2016.

“Kosar Takes The Helm, Three Cheers for School Advertising,” Eduwonk.com, August 15, 2016.

“The Federal Government’s $500 Million Subsidy to Magazine Publishers,” Brookings Institution FixGov Blog, August 8, 2016.

“A Case for Stronger Congressional Committees,” LegBranch.com, August 3, 2016. (w/Adam Chan)

Is the 114th Congress Getting Things Done? LegBranch.com, August 2, 2016. Republished by R Street Institute Blog, August 3, 2016.

“Congress’ Tendency to Cannibalize Itself,” LegBranch.com, July 18 2016. (w/Adam Chan) Republished by R Street Institute Blog, July 19, 2016.

“Will Congress Claw Back Power from the Regulatory State?” National Review, July 14, 2016. (w/Sean Speer)

“Is the House of Representatives Deinstitutionalizing?” LegBranch.com, July 5, 2016. (w/Adam Chan) Republished by R Street Institute Blog, July 15, 2016.

“First Among Equals: How George Washington Became George Washington,” Weekly Standard, July 4, 2016.

“Secretary King Is Wrong: ESEA Was Not a Civil Rights Law,” Fordham Flypaper, June 6, 2016.

“House Spending Data Show Where the Staff Are,” LegBranch.com, June 2, 2016. Republished by R Street Institute Blog, June 2, 2016.

“Dope by Mail: Another Challenge for the Postal Service,” R Street Institute Blog, May 27, 2016.

“The House Takes a Small Step to Make Congress Great Again,” R Street Institute Blog, May 25, 2016.

“Does America Need More Political Dynamism?” R Street Institute Blog, May 12, 2016.

“Now You Can See What Reports Have Been Published by the Congressional Research Service,” R Street Institute Blog, April 5, 2016.

“What’s In Your Mail? Even More Unwanted Ads,” R Street Institute Blog, March 28, 2016.

“Why Are Farmers Telling Kids What to Eat?” Politico, March 17, 2016.

“Dear America, Please Remember Skokie,” R Street Institute Blog, March 14, 2016. Republished by Newsweek, March 14, 2016.

“Inappropriate Appropriations,” Weekly Standard, March 7, 2016.

“Could This Year’s Election Revive the First Branch?” R Street Institute Blog, March 2, 2016. Republished by Newsweek, March 3, 2016.

“A Revived Congress?” Weekly Standard, February 16, 2016.

“Seven Years Ago Today, WikiLeaks Published 6,700 CRS Reports…And Nobody Was Hurt,” R Street Institute Blog, February 8, 2016.

“Lefties Who Moved Right,” R Street Institute Blog, February 3, 2016.

“Will the Needless Secrecy Surrounding CRS Reports End This Year?” R Street Institute Blog, February 1, 2016.

“Obama’s Disappointing Regulatory Reform Record,” Weekly Standard, January 14, 2016.

“Does the USPS Even Need a Board of Governors?” R Street Institute Blog, January 11, 2016.

“Mr. Smith Takes on the Regulatory State,” R Street Institute Blog, January 8, 2016.

“Outsourcing Oversight through Open Government Data,” Public Administration Times, December 15, 2015.

“The EPA’s Illegal Propaganda,” Weekly Standard, December 15, 2015.

“Facing Up to Government Sprawl,” Public Administration Times, November 17, 2015.

“As Congress Remains Gridlocked, the Postal Service Loses,” R Street Institute Blog, November 16, 2015. Also published by Newsweek, November 23, 2015.

“Where Taxpayers Pay ($100 Million a Year) But Interest Groups Benefit,” Washington Post, November 10, 2015.

“The House Freedom Caucus Wants Looser Party Control,” Washington Post, November 4, 2015. (w/ Anthony J. Madonna)

“15 Reasons CRS Reports Should Be Public,” R Street Institute Blog, October 26, 2015.

“The Federal Government’s Information Machine,” History News Network, October 25, 2015.

“GAO Opens Up About Secret Reports,” R Street Institute Blog, October 21, 2015.

“So…. this is Nixon’s Fault?” Politico, October 21, 2015.

“The Estranged Legislative and Executive Branches,” Public Administration Times, October 20, 2015.

“Gridlock Governing,” U.S. News and World Report, October 16, 2015.

“How the American Government Is Trying to Control What You Think,” WashingtonPost.com, September 24, 2015. (w/John Maxwell Hamilton).

“Kill the Department of Education? It Has Been Done,” Politico, September 23, 2015.

“The Legislative Branch’s Big Oversight Problem,” Public Administration Times, September 15, 2015.

“Illegal P.R.: The EPA’s Propaganda Machine,” Weekly Standard, September 7, 2015.

“Edward C. Banfield: Introduction,” ContemporaryThinkers.org, September 1, 2015.

“Edward C. Banfield: Biography,” ContemporaryThinkers.org, September 1, 2015.

“Bridging the Separation of Powers,” Public Administration Times, August 18, 2015.

“Four Charts Explain the Postal Service’s Financial Struggles,” R Street Institute Blog, August 17, 2015.

“Republican Presidential Candidates: Show Us You Can #FixGov,” Brookings FixGov Blog, August 6, 2015. (w/Chloe Booth)

“Federal Agencies Missed 1,400 Regulatory Deadlines,” Roll Call, August 5, 2015.

“5 Reasons to Support the REINS Act,” R Street Institute Blog, July 28, 2015.

“The Dysfunctional Federal Workforce,” RealClearPolicy.com, July 23, 2015. (w/Chloe Booth)

“Making Oversight Win-Win,” Public Administration Times, July 21, 2015.

“Why Can’t the Federal Government Sell Unneeded Real Property More Quickly,” Brookings Institution FixGov, June 24, 2015. (w/Chloe Booth)

“Why Does Congress Diminish Itself?” R Street Institute Blog, June 19, 2015.

“Return to Sender: Postal Banking Is an Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone,” The Weekly Standard, June 22, 2015.

“The Postal Service Should Sell Its Real Estate,” RealClearPolicy.com, June 12, 2015.

“Yes, Healthy Congressional Politics Are Transactional…and More” R Street Institute Blog, June 5, 2015.

“More Laws Should Have Sunsets,” RealClearPolicy.com, June 3, 2015.

“Is Regulatory Reform a Hopeless Cause?” Brookings Institution FixGov, May 28, 2015.

“Congress Looks to Reduce the Regulatory Behemoth,” Chamber of Commerce Blog, May 27, 2015.

“The Common Perception Is True: It Really Is Nearly Impossible to Fire a Federal Employee,” The Weekly Standard, May 25, 2015.

“Patrick Dorismond: Remembering a Victim of the War on Drugs,” The Chiseler, May 22, 2015.

“Yes, Congress Has a Role in Foreign Affairs,” RealClearWorld.com, May 14, 2015. Republished by History News Network.

“Pointier Heads: Efficiency Shrinks While Government Grows,” The Weekly Standard, May 4, 2015.

“Is It Time to Rethink the Congressional Budget Resolution?” Brookings Institution FixGov, April 15, 2015.

“Congress Should Vote to Override Obama’s Latest Veto,” The Weekly Standard, April 13, 2015.

“Resisting Bureaucracy: Congress Rediscovers the Congressional Review Act,” The Weekly Standard, April 6, 2014.

“End Life Tenure for Federal Employees,” The Hill, April 2, 2015.

“The U.S. Postal Service’s Existential Problem,” Brookings Institution FixGov, March 30, 2015. Republished by Newsweek.

“Do We Still Need the Post Office?” New York Times Upfront Magazine, March 30, 2015.

“Time for Full Investigations of Hillary Clinton,” Roll Call, March 5, 2015. Republished by the Savannah Morning News, Tuscaloosa News, Boston Herald, Athens Banner-Herald, Butler Eagle, Youngstown Vindicator, and The Gulf Today.

“Congress Should Pass the President’s ‘Kill List,'” Roll Call, January 30, 2015.

“U.S. Returns Magna Carta to England: A Catalyst for Civilization and Good Governance,” WeeklyStandard.com, January 20, 2015.

“Five Reasons Why You Can’t Judge a Congress by the Number of Bills Passed,” The Hill, January 14, 2015.

“Why I Quit the Congressional Research Service,” Washington Monthly, January 2015.

“Commemorative Bills Plunge in 113th Congress,” R Street Institute Blog, December 11, 2014.

“Congress and Public Opinion: Five Things You May Not Know,” R Street Institute Blog, December 10, 2014.

“A Collection of CRS Reports Is Released to the Public,” CongressionalData.org, November 25, 2014.

“Think Tanks: Your Mail Isn’t Safe from Big Brother,” Washington Examiner, December 1, 2014.

“Mail Surveillance: The Time for Secrecy Has Passed,” Daily Caller, November 18, 2014.

“Postal Service Mail-Tracking: Three Big Questions,” Reason.com, November 4, 2014.

“Bureaucracy’s Latest Challenge: Listening to the Public,” WeeklyStandard.com, October 23, 2014.

“U.S. Government Celebrates Half Trillion Dollar Deficit,” WeeklyStandard.com, October 16, 2014.

“A Welcome Message from R Street’s Governance Project,” R Street Institute Blog, October 14, 2014.

“Law Against Porn-Watching by Fed Workers?” The Hill, October 8, 2014.

Review of  Georges Vigarello, The Metamorphoses of Fat: A Cultural History of Obesity (Columbia University Press 2013), The Weekly Standard, June 23, 2014.

 

Review of Thomas McCraw, The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy (Harvard University Press, 2012), The Weekly Standard, October 14, 2013.

“Washington, D.C. Gov’t Mulls 24-Hour Waiting Period for Tattoos,” WeeklyStandard.com, September 12, 2013.

Review of  Benn Steil, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order (Princeton University Press, 2013), The Weekly Standard, August 26, 2013.

“July 17: A Date Worth Remembering,” WeeklyStandard.com, July 17, 2013.

Review of  Mordecai Lee, Congress vs. the Bureaucracy: Muzzling Agency Public Relations (University of Oklahoma Press, 2011), Congress & the Presidency, January 2013.

 

Review of  James E. Block,  The Crucible of Consent: American Child Rearing and the Forging of Liberal Society (Harvard University Press, 2012), Teachers College Record, October 2012.

Review of  Lewis L. Gould, Theodore Roosevelt (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Weekly Standard, March 12, 2012.

 

 “DC’s Mandatory Blood Tests for Kids,” American Enterprise Institute blog, October 19, 2011.

“Time for an Education Beer Summit,” Eduwonk, August 24, 2011.

“The DC Earthquake: A Government Over-Reaction?” American Enterprise Institute blog, August 24, 2011.

“Rioting Mainly for Fun and Profit,” American Enterprise Institute blog, August 8, 2011.

Review of  Kristie Miller, Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies (University of Kansas Press, 2010), The Weekly Standard, May 9, 2011.

“Federal Education Spending Grows and Grows,” American Enterprise Institute blog, April 20, 2011.

“First We Kill All the Policy Wonks,” American Enterprise Institute blog, January 20, 2011.

Review of  Michael Lipsky, Street-Level Bureaucracy: Dilemmas of the Individual in Public Services, 30th Anniversary Edition (Russell Sage Foundation, 2010), Public Administration Review, March/April 2011.

Review of  Daniel Okrent, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010), The Weekly Standard, January 31, 2011.

Review of  Kathryn Allamong Jacob, The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), The Weekly Standard, December 6, 2010.

“The Reducing Over-Classification Act of 2010,” Society for the History In the Federal Government, December 2010.

“Federalism, Anyone?” WeeklyStandard.com, November 12, 2010.

“What the Tea Party Could Learn from the Whiskey Rebellion,” History News Network, November 11, 2010.

Review of  Beth S. Noveck, Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful (Brookings Institution Press, 2009), Public Administration Review, July/August 2010.

“The Anger is Real; The Media Picture Isn’t,” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 13, 2010. Later published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, La Crosse TribuneModesto Bee, Pioneer Press, and other newspapers.

“Susan Jacoby Bungles Education Reform” EducationNews.org, March 19, 2010. (Also published at History News Network.)

“Have National Education Standards Arrived?” EducationNews.org, March 15, 2010. (Also published at History News Network.)

Review of  Robert L. Tsai, Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture (Yale University Press, 2009), The Weekly Standard, October 26, 2009.

A Nearly Forgotten Classic in Public Administration: Edward C. Banfield’s Government Project, Public Administration Review, September/October, 2009.

Review of  Michael A. Rebell and Jessica R. Wolff (eds.), NCLB at the Crossroads: Reexamining the Federal Effort to Close the Achievement Gap (New York: Teachers College Press, 2009), Journal of School Choice, vol. 3, issue 3, July 2009.

Review of  Walter Feinberg and Christopher Lubienski (eds.), School Choice: Policies and Outcomes (SUNY Press, 2008), Choice, June 2009.

“National Education Standards: Here They Come Again!” History News Network, March 2, 2009.

Review of  Tara Ross and Joseph C. Smith, Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State (Dallas: Spence Publishing, 2008), The Weekly Standard, February 16, 2009.

Iain Gately, Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol (New York: Gotham Books, 2008), The American, January 21, 2009.

Review of  Chester E. Finn, Jr., Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform Since Sputnik (Princeton University Press, 2008), Journal of School Choice, vol. 2, issue 4, December 2008. (Previously appeared at The American on June 5, 2008.)

Review of  David Hursh, High-Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning: The Real Crisis in Education (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008), Choice, November 2008.

Review of  Inside the Presidential Communications Machine: An Interview with Martha Joynt Kumar, Public Administration Review, November/December 2008.

Review of  Alan Greenspan, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World (New York: Penguin, 2007), Public Administration Review, September/October 2008.

Review of  Randall M. Packard, The Making of a Tropical Disease: A Short History of Malaria (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), The Weekly Standard, August 8, 2008.

Review of  Chester E. Finn, Jr., Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform Since Sputnik (Princeton University Press, 2008), The American, June 5, 2008.

Review of  Susan Levine, School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America’s Favorite Welfare Program (Princeton University Press, 2008), History News Network, April 7, 2008.

Review of  Evans Clinchy, Rescuing the Public Schools: What It Will Take to Leave No Child Behind (New York: Teachers College Press, 2008), Choice, April 2008.

Review of  Nancy Kriplen, The Eccentric Billionaire: John D. MacArthur, Empire Builder, Reluctant Philanthropist, Relentless Adversary (New York: Amacom, 2008), The American, February 13, 2008.

Review of  Peter J. Bowler, Monkey Trials and Gorilla Sermons: Evolution and Christianity from Darwin to Intelligent Design (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007), The Weekly Standard, February 11, 2008.

Review of  Clifford Winston, Government Failure versus Market Failure: Microeconomics Policy Research and Government Performance (Washington, DC: AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, 2006), Public Administration Review, January/February 2008.

Review of  Gregg Mitman, Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes (Yale University Press, 2007), The Weekly Standard, December 17, 2007.

“‘There Was No Plan’: An Interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City” (Knopf, 2007), Public Administration Review, November/December 2007.

Review of  Stefanie Chambers, Mayors and Schools: Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006), Choice, September 2007.

Review of  Kenneth Osgood, Total Cold War: Eisenhower’s Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006), Presidential Studies Quarterly, September 2007.

 

“Muddled AYP Fixes,” ThisWeekInEducation.com, May 30, 2007.

Review of  Thomas K. McCraw, Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction (Harvard University Press, 2007), The Weekly Standard, May 28, 2007.

Review of  A.M. Bertelli and L.E. Lynn Jr., Madison’s Managers: Public Administration and the Constitution (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), Claremont Institute, March 15, 2007.

“Do National Standards Have A Chance?” ThisWeekInEducation.com, January 19, 2007.

“Welfare Reform and the Platonic Master Science: An Interview with Lawrence Mead,” Public Administration Review, November/December 2006.

Review of  Lawrence J. McAndrews, The Era of Education: The Presidents and the Schools, 1965-2001 (Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2006), Teachers College Record, September 25, 2006.

“The No Child Left Behind Accountability Bomb,” EducationNews.org, September 5, 2006.

 

 

“Why Charter Schools’ Test Scores May Not Matter,” Edspresso.com, June 29, 2006.

“Choosing a Charter School in the District of Columbia,” Edspresso.com, June 21, 2006.

“Choosing a Charter School: The Pain of It All,” Edspresso.com, May 30, 2006.

Review of  William G. Howell, ed., Besieged: School Boards and the Future of Education Politics (Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2005), Choice, April 2006.

 

“National Education Standards…They’re Back!” History News Network, March 13, 2006.

Review of  Chris Whittle, Crash Course: Imagining a Better Future for Public Education (New York: Riverhead Books, 2005), Choice, March 2006.

Review of  Larry Cuban, The Blackboard and the Bottom Line: Why Schools Can’ Be Businesses (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004), Choice, March 2006.

“Is Propaganda Legal? Well, Maybe. Maybe Not.” Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, January 29, 2006.

“Hurricane Katrina: Why Not Follow LBJ’s Lead?” History News Network, October 3, 2005.

Review of  Frederick M. Hess and Chester E. Finn, Jr., Leaving No Child Behind: Options for Kids in Failing Schools (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Choice, March 2005.

Review of  James P. Comer, Leave No Child Behind: Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), Choice, February 2005.

Review of  Frederick M. Hess, Common Sense School Reform (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004), Choice, December 2004.

Review of  Willis Rudy, Building America’s Schools: The Federal Contribution (Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 2003), Teachers College Record, September 2004.

 

Public Authorities and the Public Good,” Metro Matters: A Newsletter on Metropolitan Politics and Policy, May-June, 2004.

Review of  Christopher Hitchens, A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq (Slate Books, 2003), Bully Magazine, April 15, 2004.

Review of  F. Stuart Gulley, The University President As Moral Leader (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2001), History of Education Quarterly, vol. 43, number 2, summer 2003.

Review of  John Merrifield, School Choices: True and False (Oakland, CA: Independent Institute, 2002), Teachers College Record, May 2003.

“New York Times Smears No Child Left Behind,” The Education Gadfly, April 17, 2003.

Review of  Kenneth J. Saltman, Collateral Damage, Corporatizing Public Schools, A Threat to Democracy (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000), The Texas Education Review, autumn 2001.

An Historic Opportunity for Education Reform,” History News Service, February 13, 2001.

“Church and State: Both the Left and Right Get It Wrong,” TomPaine.com, October 26, 2000.

“A Great Experiment: Why Are Liberals Afraid of Vouchers- J.S. Mill and Tom Paine Weren’t,” TomPaine.com, October 18, 2000.

“Republicans Talk: The History of the Education Plank,” TomPaine.com, August 1, 2000.

“Prohibition Doesn’t Work, Not for Booze, Not for Drugs,” TomPaine.com, May 31, 2000.

“Patrick Dorismond: Casualty of the War on Drugs,” FreeWilliamsburg.com, April 2000.

Review of  John B. Judis, The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of the Public Trust (New York: Pantheon, 2000), TomPaine.com, March 14, 2000.

Review of  Elijah Anderson, The Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, & the Moral Life of the Inner City (New York: W.W. Norton and Company,1999), The Wagner Review, spring 2000.

“Posting the Ten Commandments and What’s Really Wrong with Our Schools” TomPaine.com, March 22, 2000.

“The Neglected Report of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans,” TomPaine.com, January 15, 2000.

“Dumb and Dumber? The Latest Crisis Over Education” TomPaine.com, December 2, 1999.

Review of  C.S. Walton, Ivan Petrov: Russia Through a Shot Glass (Philadelphia, PA: Garrett County Press,1999), The New York Hangover, November 1999.

“Married to the Mob: Q&A with Michele Santopietro,” The New York Hangover, October 1999.

“No Law I Have Signed Means More to America,” TomPaine.com, September 26, 1999.

“Best Neo-Stalinist Bureaucracy: SLA Task Force Committee of Community Board No. 3,” New York Press, Best of Manhattan Issue, 1999.

Review of  Sena Jeter Naslund, Ahab’s Wife (New York: William Morrow & Company, 1999), New York Press, Best of Manhattan issue, 1999.

“Tom and Annie,” New York Press, September 8, 1999.

“Monkey Business in Kansas,” TomPaine.com, August 13, 1999.

“Pruning the Beast,” New York Press, July 21, 1999.

“Mad About Maureen: A Content Analysis of Maureen Dowd’s ‘Liberties,'” New York Press, July, 14, 1999.

“I Squeeze Their Little Skulls,” New York Press, June 9, 1999.

“A Star Is Porn,” New York Press, April 21, 1999.

 

Review of  Welfare: The Past, Present, and Future (Interview with Lawrence M. Mead) Conference, autumn 1998.

Review of  Antonin Scalia, A Matter of Interpretation, Federal Courts and the Law (Princeton University Press, 1998), Conference, autumn 1998.

Review of  Andrew Ross, Real Love: In Search of Cultural Justice (New York University Press, 1998), Conference, autumn 1998.

 

“Yuppie Go Home?” Williamsburg Observer, October 1998.

“NATO Must Regain Influence in Europe,” Washington Square News, November 11, 1997.

 

Review of  Michael Palmer and Thomas L. Pangle, eds., Political Philosophy & the Human Soul: Essays in Memory of Allan Bloom (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1995), Conference, A Journal of Philosophy and Theory, spring 1996.

Review of  Richard K. Matthews, James Madison and the Heartless Empire of Reason (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1994), H-POL– The History of Politics Internet Discussion Group for Scholars, May 1995.

“Cocktails with Cretins: An Interview with the Plague” Washington Square News, April 21, 1994.