Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Posts tagged New York Times

The other biggest problem in Washing...

The other biggest problem in Washington

A supine Congress unable to hold a president accountable. Members who find the job miserable (except for the status). A persistent problem of understaffing and lack of policy expertise. For decades, Congress has faced these growing problems and others. The Trump era has thrown them into overdrive. Congress has weakened itself and centralized its policymaking […]

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 […]

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