Conservatives should look more closely at systemic election reforms, American Enterprise Institute, October 3, 2023.

Testimony on the Modernizaton of the Congressional Research Service, U.S. Congress, Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Modernization, 118th Cong., 1st sess., April 26, 2023.

Elections, federalism, and the peril of a partisan race to the bottom, Center for Constitutional Design, October 7, 2022.

Testimony on the excessive complexity of the rules, U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, 117th Cong., 2nd sess., July 28, 2022.

More than mere access: An experiment on moneyed interests, information provision, and legislative action in Congress,” Political Research Quarterly, May 13, 2022. (w/ Zander Furnas et al.)

A democratic norm endures January 6th: Congress and deference to states’ election certifications,” EJournal of Public Affairs, March 26, 2022. (w/ Elayne Allen)

Prioritizing Achievable Federal Election Reform, Bipartisan Policy Center, January 20, 2022. (contributor)

“Operating in awareness of legal, institutional, and political contexts,” in Mordecai Lee, Grant Neeley, and Kendra Stewart, The Practice of Government Relations, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2021).

How to better balance the credibility and accountability of the US Postal Service’s procurements, American Enterprise Institute, October 4, 2021. (w/ Ross Marchand)

Improving the balance of US postal service operational freedom and judicial authority, American Enterprise Institute, September 7, 2021. (w/ Ross Marchand)

The uncertain future of the Universal Postal Union, American Enterprise Institute, August 9, 2021. (w/ Ross Marchand)

Fees, fines and penalties: Has Congress lost control of the purse? working paper, C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, April 4, 2021.

Testimony on the U.S. Postal Service’s performance and financial condition, U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, February 24, 2021.

Restoring the power of the purse: Earmarks and re-empowering legislators to deliver local benefits, American Enterprise Institute, February 2021. (w/ Zachary Courser)

Separating myth from fact about the troubles of the Postal Service, American Enterprise Institute, September 2020.

Review of Josh Chafetz, Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers, Presidential Studies Quarterly, autumn 2020.

Congress and foreign affairs: Reasserting the power of the first branch, R Street Institute policy study, August 12, 2020. (w/ multiple coauthors)

The conservative case for expanded access to absentee ballots, R Street Institute policy short, no. 90, June 17, 2020. (w/ Marc Hyden and Steven Greenhut)

Testimony on public access to Congressional Research Service reports before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, March 4, 2020.

Testimony on congressional capacity before the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, January 14, 2020.

Testimony on unauthorized appropriations before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Reform Committee, Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, October 30, 2019.

The House of Representatives’ Work Schedule: Issues, and Options for Reform, a memorandum to the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress of the House of Representatives’ schedule, September 4, 2019. (w/ Jason Roberts et al.)

Written testimony on public access to Congressional Research Service reports, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations, April 2, 2019.

R Sheet on the Debt Ceiling, R Street Institute, July 2018. (w/ Philip Wallach)

“The Atrophying of the Congressional Research Service’s Role in Supporting Committee Oversight,” Wayne Law Review, Spring 2018.

Written testimony on more equitable access to Congressional Research Service reports and CRS employee morale, U.S. Senate, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, April 27, 2018.

Written testimony on more equitable access to Congressional Research Service reports and CRS employee morale, U.S. House of Representatives. Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations, April 17, 2018.

“The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: 2018,” R Street Institute policy study, February 14, 2018.

“Bring in the Nerds: Reviving the Office of Technology Assessment,” R Street Institute policy study, January 2018. (w/ Zachary Graves)

“Data Powered Leadership Reform: A Business Case for Federal Operational Improvements Enabled by Quality Data,” Aplin Labs/NextGov, July 2017. (w/ David Paschane, Christian Hoehner, and Eric Hannel)

Written testimony on expanded public access to Congressional Research Service reports, Senate Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations, May 17, 2017.

Testimony on expanded public access to Congressional Research Service reports before the Legislative Branch Subcommittee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives, May 3, 2017.

“Can the Voice of Practitioners Be Further Amplified in Public Administration Review?” Public Administration Review, May 2017.

“Reasserting Congress in Regulatory Policy,” in Unleashing Opportunity: Policy Reforms for an Accountable Administrative State (National Affairs, 2017).

Testimony on “Restoring the Power of the Purse” before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations and Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, December 1, 2016.

Government Information and Propaganda: How to Draw a Line? R Street Institute policy study, October 27, 2016. (w/ John Maxwell Hamilton)

“The Case for a Congressional Regulation Office,” National Affairs, fall 2016. (W/Philip Wallach)

A Case for Stronger Congressional CommitteesR Street Institute policy study, August 17, 2016. (w/Adam Chan)

“Preparing for Unforeseen Opportunities Outside Academia,” PS journal, July 2016.

Interpretive Rules Are Missing Piece in Regulatory Reform DebateR Street Institute policy study, April 12, 2016. (w/ Daniel J. Richardson)

Regulatory Budgeting: Lessons from Canada, R Street Institute policy study, March 16, 2016. (w/ Sean Speer)

The U.S Postal Service’s Ghost Ship Board, R Street Institute policy study, February 9, 2016. (w/ Daniel J. Richardson)

Restoring Congress as the First BranchR Street Institute policy study, January 2016. (w/various authors)

Could the Modern Senate Manage an Open-Amendment Process? R Street Institute policy study, October 2015. (w/Anthony J. Madonna)

“How to Strengthen Congress,” National Affairs, fall 2015.

Three Steps for Reasserting Congress in Regulatory Policy, R Street Institute policy study, March 2015.

Advertising by the Federal Government: An Overview, Congressional Research Service, June 23, 2014.

Commemorations in Congress: Options for Honoring Individuals, Groups, and Events , Congressional Research Service, April 9, 2014. (w/Jacob Straus et al.)

U.S. Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits and Pension Funding IssuesCongressional Research Service, January 2, 2014. (w/ Katelin Isaacs)

Congressional or Federal Charters: Overview and Current Issues, Congressional Research Service, April 19, 2013.

The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition A PrimerCongressional Research Service, July 24, 2013.

“Defending a Controversial Agency: Edward C. Banfield As Farm Security Agency Public Relations Officer, 1941–1946,” Federal History, January 2013. (w/ Mordecai Lee)

The Quasi-Government in America: Remarks, Workshop for Public Institution Reform in China, Peking University Law School in Beijing, China on January 18-19, 2013.

Review of  Mordecai Lee, Congress vs. the Bureaucracy: Muzzling Agency Public Relations (University of Oklahoma Press, 2011), Congress & the Presidency, January 2013.

Review of  James E. Block,  The Crucible of Consent: American Child Rearing and the Forging of Liberal Society (Harvard University Press, 2012), Teachers College Record, October 2012.

The U.S. Postal Service’s Use of Contractors to Deliver Mail: Background and Recent Developments, Congressional Research Service, May 29, 2012.

Common Questions About Postage and StampsCongressional Research Service, May 16, 2012.

Congressional Oversight of Agency Public Communications: Implications of Agency New Media UseCongressional Research Service, March 14, 2012.

Testimony Before the U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, Hearing on Draft Legislative Proposal on Cybersecurity, 112th Cong. 1st sess., December 6, 2011.

“Doing Right and Avoiding Wrong With the Law and Politicians,” in Mordecai Lee, Grant Neeley, and Kendra B Stewart (eds.), The Practice of Government Public Relations (Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, July 2011).

Review of  Michael Lipsky, Street-Level Bureaucracy: Dilemmas of the Individual in Public Services, 30th Anniversary Edition (Russell Sage Foundation, 2010), Public Administration Review, March/April 2011.

“The Reducing Over-Classification Act of 2010,” Society for the History In the Federal Government, December 2010.

Classified Information Policy and Executive Order 13526, Congressional Research Service, December 10, 2010.

Review of  Beth S. Noveck, Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful (Brookings Institution Press, 2009), Public Administration Review, July/August 2010.

A Nearly Forgotten Classic in Public Administration: Edward C. Banfield’s Government Project, Public Administration Review, September/October, 2009.

Review of  Michael A. Rebell and Jessica R. Wolff (eds.), NCLB at the Crossroads: Reexamining the Federal Effort to Close the Achievement Gap (New York: Teachers College Press, 2009), Journal of School Choice, vol. 3, issue 3, July 2009.

Testimony Before the U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia, Continuing to Deliver: An Examination of the Postal Service’s Current Financial Crisis and Its Future Viability, 111th Cong. 2nd sess., April 15, 2010.

The Postal Accountability and Enhancement ActCongressional Research Service, December 14, 2009.

“Postage Subsidies for Periodicals: Recent Developments,” Journal of Postal History, October 2009.

Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs): An Institutional OverviewCongressional Research Service, January 28, 2009. (w/Ronald C. Moe)

Federal Government Corporations: An OverviewCongressional Research Service, January 7, 2009. (w/Ronald C. Moe)

Review of  Inside the Presidential Communications Machine: An Interview with Martha Joynt Kumar, Public Administration Review, November/December 2008.

Review of  Alan Greenspan, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World (New York: Penguin, 2007), Public Administration Review, September/October 2008.

Post Office and Retail Postal Facility Closures: Overview and Issues for Congress (Congressional Research Service, July 23, 2009), published in U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia, Making Sense of It All: An Examination of USPS’s Station and Branch Optimization Initiative and Delivery Route Adjustments,  111th Cong., 1st sess., July 30, 2009, Serial No. 117-17, pp. 2-20 (Washington, GPO, 2009).

Review of  Clifford Winston, Government Failure versus Market Failure: Microeconomics Policy Research and Government Performance (Washington, DC: AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, 2006), Public Administration Review, January/February 2008.

The Quasi Government: Organizations with Both Government and Private Sector Legal CharacteristicsCongressional Research Service, January 31, 2008. (w/Ronald C. Moe)

“Government Role in Schooling,” Sandra Mathison and E. Wayne Ross, eds., Battleground Schools (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, December 2007).

“Government Public Relations or Propaganda?” Mordecai Lee, ed., Government Public Relations: A Reader (Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis, December 2007).

“‘There Was No Plan’: An Interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City” (Knopf, 2007), Public Administration Review, November/December 2007.

Review of  Kenneth Osgood, Total Cold War: Eisenhower’s Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006), Presidential Studies Quarterly, September 2007.

The Charter of the American National Red Cross: Current Issues and Proposed ChangesCongressional Research Service,  March 9, 2007.

Postal Reform, Congressional Research Service, January 3, 2007.

Privatization and the Federal Government: An IntroductionCongressional Research Service, December 28, 2006.

“Welfare Reform and the Platonic Master Science: An Interview with Lawrence Mead,” Public Administration Review, November/December 2006.

Review of  Lawrence J. McAndrews, The Era of Education: The Presidents and the Schools, 1965-2001 (Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2006), Teachers College Record, September 25, 2006.

The Congressional Charter of the American National Red Cross: Overview, History, and Analysis, Congressional Research Service, March 15, 2006.

“The Law: The Executive Branch and Propaganda: The Limits of Legal Restrictions,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, vol. 35, issue 4, December 2005.

Disaster Response and Appointment of a Recovery Czar: The Executive Branch’s Response to the Flood of 1927Congressional Research Service, October 25, 2005.

Government Advertisement of Tourism: Recent Action and Longstanding ControversiesCongressional Research Service, October 26, 2004.

Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Effects, and ProcessesCongressional Research Service, September 20, 2004.

Review of  Willis Rudy, Building America’s Schools: The Federal Contribution (Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 2003), Teachers College Record, September 2004.

Medicare Advertising: Current ControversiesCongressional Research Service, June 6, 2004.

“Government Corporation Control Act” and other entries in Clinton Brass, ed., General Management Laws: A Compendium, Congressional Research Service, May 19, 2004.

Memoranda on the Governance of the U.S. Postal Service, in Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Postal Reform: The Chairmen’s Perspectives on Governance and Rate-Setting, hearing, 108th Cong., 2nd sess., April 7, 2004, S. Hrg. 108-527, pp. 78-108 (Washington, GPO, 2004).

The Legislative Recommendations of The President’s Commission on the United States Postal ServiceCongressional Research Service, October 10, 2003.

“Goals 2000,” Victoria-Maria McDonald (ed.), The Greenwood Dictionary of Education (Greenwood Press, 2003).

Review of  F. Stuart Gulley, The University President As Moral Leader (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2001), History of Education Quarterly, vol. 43, number 2, summer 2003.

“Welfare Reform- What Is Happening in Congress?” Bridging the Gap: Higher Education and Career-Centered Welfare Reform (National Urban League/Metropolitan College of New York, June 2003).

Review of John Merrifield, School Choices: True and False (Oakland, CA: Independent Institute, 2002), Teachers College Record, May 2003.

Review of  Kenneth J. Saltman, Collateral Damage, Corporatizing Public Schools, A Threat to Democracy (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000), The Texas Education Review, autumn 2001.

“The Case for Federal Policy to Raise Education Standards,” The Wagner Review, Spring 2001.

Bibliographical Essay: “John Locke,” Reader’s Guide to the Social Sciences (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001).

Civic Report: The Tip of the Iceberg: SURR Schools and Academic Failure in New YorkThe Manhattan Institute, July 2001. (w/Joseph P. Viteritti)

Civic Report: The State of New York City Public Schools 2000The Manhattan Institute, September 2000. (w/Joseph P. Viteritti)

Review of Elijah Anderson, The Code of The Street, The Wagner Review, 1999.

“Dostoevski: Love and the Underground Man,” Conference, Autumn 1998.

Welfare: The Past, Present, and Future (Interview with Lawrence M. Mead) Conference, autumn 1998.

Review of  Antonin Scalia, A Matter of Interpretation, Federal Courts and the Law (Princeton University Press, 1998), Conference, autumn 1998.

Review of  Andrew Ross, Real Love: In Search of Cultural Justice (New York University Press, 1998), Conference, autumn 1998.

Review of Michael Palmer and Thmas Pangle, Political Philosophy & the Human Soul: Essays in Memory of Allan Bloom by Michael Palmer and Thomas L. Pangle, Conference Journal, 1995.

Review of  Richard K. Matthews, James Madison and the Heartless Empire of Reason (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1994), H-POL– The History of Politics Internet Discussion Group for Scholars, May 1995