Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Posts tagged Washington Monthly

Make Congress Great Ag...

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 […]

The Strongest Branch of Libe...

The Strongest Branch of Liberty

Which branch of government comes to mind when you think of your rights? Many, if not most, Americans will think first of the judiciary. They might reference the Obergefell case, or Brown v. Board of Education. Some of us associate rights with the presidency and point to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation or President Obama’s executive order […]

Why I Quit the Congressional Research Serv...

Why I Quit the Congressional Research Service

I had so many terrific experiences at the Congressional Research Service. I will never forget the feeling of taking the civil servant oath to uphold the Constitution. I adored my colleagues, and learned an immense amount about how government and politics operate. There I did things I could do nowhere else. I helped Congress write laws, […]

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