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What Trump should have said about Amazon and the Post Off...

What Trump should have said about Amazon and the Post Office

Donald Trump startled corporate America this week by unleashing a broadside against Amazon.com for, of all things, victimizing the Postal Service. As he put it on Twitter….(Read more)

The Lost Genius of the Post Off...

The Lost Genius of the Post Office

In 1897, a year when mail was still largely delivered by horse and wagon, construction began on an innovative scheme beneath the streets of Philadelphia. Using an intricate network of compressors and metal pipes, the new system could shoot a capsule holding a few hundred letters across a city in several minutes, far faster than […]

Why Trump’s Government Overhaul Won’t W...

Why Trump’s Government Overhaul Won’t Work

The executive order issued by President Donald Trump yesterday has a goal nearly every citizen and legislator would cheer: to “improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of the executive branch.” What’s not to like? The executive branch is an organizational basket case, and it sorely needs a re-think. For 238 years, citizen legislators and presidents […]

Five Big Questions About Trump’s Executive Order On Regulat...

Five Big Questions About Trump’s Executive Order On Regulation

On Monday, the Trump Administration made its first big move against overregulation, issuing an executive order requiring agencies to repeal two current regulations for each new one they propose. The order also imposes a regulatory budget come FY2018, which would limit the amount of new regulatory costs agencies can impose on individuals and businesses each […]

Six Ways Congress Can Curb a Runaway Presid...

Six Ways Congress Can Curb a Runaway President

No bones about it, Donald Trump is a steamroller. He defeated 16 Republican candidates, despite being a political novice. Jeb Bush’s $150 million war chest couldn’t insulate him from Trump’s insults; nor could Hillary’s much vaunted ground game and experience. Now Trump is in the Oval Office, and has shown no sign of taking his […]

Why Are Farmers Telling Kids What to E...

Why Are Farmers Telling Kids What to Eat?

The law governing America’s school lunches is up for renewal this year, and the 210-page draft bill now in play took more than a year to negotiate. The final result is a mélange of provisions attempting to satisfy competing interests. When Pat Roberts, the Republican senator from Kansas who chairs the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry […]

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