Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Make Congress Great Again

Casey Burgat and I have a new essay in Washington Monthly.

“In his short time in office, President Donald Trump has moved unilaterally to reduce environmental protections, pull the nation from international agreements, and hollow out the federal workforce. This summer, he threatened North Korea with nuclear holocaust and then issued an executive order that will encourage the construction industry to build more homes in environmentally sensitive and flood-prone areas—right before Hurricane Harvey hit. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

“If ever the country needed a resurgent Congress, one that could counterbalance the president, that time is now.

“But to those of us who would try to ‘Make Congress Great Again’ through reforms, William Howell and Terry Moe say, ‘Don’t bother.””


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