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The Dysfunctional Federal Workfo...

The Dysfunctional Federal Workforce

The Survey on the Future of Government Service, released last week by Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, reveals significant problems with the federal workforce. According to the data, collected from 3,551 federal executives, the civil service is struggling to recruit and retain America’s best and brightest — and agencies are plagued […]

The Postal Service Should Sell Its Real Est...

The Postal Service Should Sell Its Real Estate

The U.S. Postal Service’s latest financial results have been released. They are not good. The agency booked a loss of $2.1 billion in the first half of the fiscal year, which it ends with $15 billion in debt. Since 2011, the USPS has defaulted on $27 billion in payments to its Retiree Health Benefits Fund, […]

More Laws Should Have Suns...

More Laws Should Have Sunsets

The past weekend’s Senate debate over the PATRIOT Act reminds us of the value of placing sunsets in legislation. For years, the National Security Agency had operated far beyond its statutory authorities. Congress repeatedly complained, but the agency inevitably continued doing as it thought fit. But thankfully, when the act was originally passed, Sen. Ron […]

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