“The American right needs to be right (and American),” AEI Blog, December 1, 2023.

“Ulysses S. Grant’s final battle,” National Review, November 30, 2023.

“Could George Santos torch the House by vacating the Speaker?” The Fulcrum, November 29, 2023.

“The urgent 21st century upgrades Congress needs to do its job,” The Hill, November 14, 2023.

“The horrific nightmare scenario where Congress picks our next president,” The Hill, October 10, 2023.

“We should not be surprised by the next government shutdown,” The Hill, September 12, 2023.

“Could election reform in DC help conservatives embrace it nationwide?” The Hill, August 8, 2023.

“Want better governance? Then improve the way we hire politicians,” The Hill, July 11, 2023.

“Could a congressional dorm bring legislators together?” The Hill, June 13, 2023.

“It’s time for Congress to help the Congressional Research Service,” The Hill, May 9, 2023.

“Believe it or not, some legislators are hard at work,” The Hill, April 11, 2023.

“Put the people back in the People’s House,” Real Clear Politics, March 16, 2023. (w/ Jack Hamilton)

“One thing Congress can do to help save the U.S. Postal Service,” The Hill, March 7, 2023.

“Can the U.S. Postal Service survive in the 21st Century?” Discourse, February 8, 2023.

“A must-have for spending negotiations: proposed spending cuts,” The Hill, February 7, 2023.

“The congressional fight over the House Speakership was a good thing,” Public Discourse, January 24, 2023.

“The Electoral Count Act is fixed: Presidential transition remains in jeopardy,” The Hill, January 10, 2023.

“Did a libertarian cost Trump the election? A Q&A with Jonathan Cervas,” AEI Blog, December 29, 2022.

“AEI’s favorite books of 2022”, AEI Blog, December 23, 2022. (w/ many others).

“What to read (and gift): Capitol Hill insiders share their favorite books of 2022,” CQ/RollCall, December 16, 2022. (w/ many others)

“Can we put to rest the myth that Congress is broken and gridlocked?” The Hill, December 13, 2022.

“What’s the harm of refusing to concede? A Q&A with Florian Justwan and Ryan D. Williamson,” AEI Blog, November 30, 2022.

“Can the House Freedom Caucus revive the ‘People’s House’?” The Hill, November 8, 2022

“Some advice on nonprofit management,” kevinrkosar.com, November 7, 2022.

“Election reform: Is history repeating? A Q&A with Jack Santucci,” AEI Blog, October 31, 2022.

“America’s fiscal stewards have left their stations,” The Hill, October 11, 2022.

“To win more seats in Congress, the GOP must rethink primaries,” The Hill, September 13, 2022.

“Alaska’s election results do not discredit ‘Final Four’ voting,” National Review, September 9, 2022.

“What’s going on with ranked choice voting in Utah? A Q&A with Derek Monson,” AEI Blog, September 6, 2022.

“Democrats are fooling themselves about the midterms,” CNN.com, August 23, 2022.

“Does the House need so many rules?” The Hill, August 9, 2022.

“How did James Madison think about congressional elections? A Q&A with Jay Cost,” AEI Blog, August 1, 2022.

“Conservatism’s enduring debates,” Public Discourse, July 13, 2022.

“Is 2022 the death knell for congressional reform?” The Hill, July 12, 2022.

“Did states’ 2020 election adaptations during the pandemic affect turnout? A Q&A with Zachary Courser,” AEI Blog, June 13, 2022.

“Four things to look for in the upcoming Alaska special election for Congress,” AEI Blog, June 8, 2022.

“DC’s low-turnout, non-inclusive elections need reform,” The Hill, June 7, 2022.

“Why more Americans should visit the offices of members of Congress,” AEI Blog, June 1, 2022. Republished by the Washington Examiner.

“Why Biden is in danger of replicating Woodrow Wilson’s propaganda machine,” Politico, May 5, 2022. (w/ John Maxwell Hamilton)

“Why are serious debates in Congress so rare?” The Hill, April 12, 2022.

“Requiring majority winners for congressional elections: A Q&A with Ned Foley,” AEI Blog, April 11, 2022.

“Is democratic debate dead?” Public Discourse, April 5, 2022. (w/ Mikael Good)

“This year, Congress used the spending bill to invest in its own capacity,” The Hill, March 15, 2022.

“Nonpartisan redistricting in California: A Q&A with Sara Sadhwani,” AEI Blog, March 14, 2022.

“The one crucial thing Congress is missing with its postal reform,” Politico, March 8, 2022.

“1 cheer for postal reform,AEI Blog, February 10, 2022.

“How to end the voting wars “ The Hill, February 8, 2022.

“Is there a path forward for Congress on elections reform? A Q&A with Matthew Weil,” AEI Blog, February 4, 2022.

“House committees are hearing from fewer witnesses. That hurts public policy,” Washington Post, January 28, 2022. (W/ Lauren Bello and J.D. Rackey)

“Our government is showing its age,” Real Clear Politics, January 23, 2021. (w/ Jack Hamilton)

“‘First Class’ Review: Undeliverable Objectives,” Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2022.

“Should we expand the House of Representatives — the Founders thought so,” The Hill, January 10, 2021.

“Are our elections policies fueling toxic politics? A Q&A with Lee Drutman,” AEI Blog, January 10, 2022.

“Does being an elite mean never having to say you truly are sorry?” American Spectator, December 17, 2021.

Congress must ensure Postal Service can deliver holiday haul,” Detroit News, December 16, 2021.

“Congress can prevent another Jan. 6 by updating a key elections law,” The Hill, December 14, 2021.

“How are elections fueling partisan polarization in the House? A Q&A with Andrew B. Hall,” AEI Blog, December 7, 2021.

“How can we get election losers to admit they lost? A Q&A with Matthew Germer,” AEI Blog, November 16, 2021.

“The Postal Service has been independent and self-funding for 50 years. Will congressional Democrats put an end to that?,” AEI Blog, November 15, 2021.

“Congress passes resolution that may raise the salience of fiscal issues,” AEI Blog, November 10, 2021.

“One congressional committee is rejecting partisanship to protect state votes,” The Hill, November 9, 2021.

“What is the one-vote system? A Q&A with Jack Santucci,” AEI Blog, October 25, 2021.

“Fixing Congress requires fixing how it legislates,” The Hill, October 19, 2021.

“The budget wreck is Congress’ fault — and yours,” The Hill, October 6, 2021.

“What went wrong with the Windham, New Hampshire 2020 vote count? A Q&A with David Levine,” AEI Blog, September 24, 2021.

“Election reform in the states is not all doom and gloom,” The Hill, September 21, 2021,

“Get your hands off the post office, everyone,” Boston Globe, September 16, 2021.

“Stopping the Fentanyl scourge means securing the border and our mail,” The Hill, September 14, 2021.

“Benjamin Franklin’s last letter,” The Fulcrum, September 10, 2021. (w/ Jack Hamilton)

“Senate congressionally directed spending requests reflect partisan divide,” AEI Blog, September 9, 2021.

“What is final five voting? A Q&A with Katherine Gehl,” AEI Blog, September 1, 2021.

“Truth and governance: A new book offers an antidote to the misinformation imperiling our politics,” City Journal, August 6, 2021. (w/ Elayne Allen)

“House earmarks requests: Why, what, and who?” AEI Blog, August 5, 2021. (w/ Zachary Courser)

“Why the Electoral Count Act needs reform: A Q&A with Matthew Seligman,” AEI Blog, July 20, 2021.

“Biden’s administrative state erases Trump’s deregulatory initiatives,” American Spectator, July 14, 2021.

“New York’s mayoral race shows that ranked choice voting works—even with snafus,” Time.com, July 10, 2021. (w/ Elayne Allen)

“New York City mayoral race shows ranked-choice voting works,” Washington Examiner, June 30, 2021.

“How Utah balances ballot access and election security: A Q&A with Amelia Powers Gardner,” AEI Blog, June 22, 2021.

“Could Kamala Harris steal the 2024 election for Biden  — or herself?” American Spectator, June 14, 2021.

“States election adaptations during the pandemic: A Q&A with Zachary Courser and Eric Helland,” AEI Blog, June 7, 2021.

“Election reform and the political right: A Q&A with Rich Lowry,” AEI Blog, June 1, 2021.

“Georgia’s election law and voter suppression: A Q&A with Ilya Shapiro,” AEI Blog, May 20, 2021.

“The GOP and the strains on the two-party system,” The Fulcrum, May 14, 2021. Also appeared in the Spokesman-Review and the Johnson City Press.

“The Elmer’s treatment,” American Purpose, May 7, 2021. (w/ John Maxwell Hamilton)

“Remaking the mayoral race,” City Journal, April 23, 2021. (W/ Elayne Allen)

“The Postal Service is a spy-op now,” American Spectator, April 23, 2021.

“When it comes to election ‘reforms,’ the left are the ones busting norms,” Real Clear Policy, March 26, 2021.

“The left’s hypocrisy on elections results denial,” American Spectator, March 22, 2021.

“Reviving earmarks the right way: Some advice for Congress,” AEI Blog, March 15, 2021. (w/ Zachary Courser)

“The precarious state of war powers,” LegBranch.org, March 12, 2021. (w/ Elayne Allen)

“Will Democrats oust the Postmaster General?” Real Clear Policy, March 10, 2021.

“Why did the U.S. Postal Service’s performance decline last year?” AEI Blog, March 2, 2021.

“Democrats ditch 10-year-old earmark freeze, putting GOP in a tough position,” Washington Monthly, March 1, 2021.

“The return of earmarks: A Q&A on what’s happening and what to expect,” AEI Blog, February 22, 2021.

“New lawmakers’ rude awakening to the realities of Congress,” Real Clear Politics, February 19, 2021.

“Legislators feel caught in a primaries trap,” AEI Blog, February 16, 2021.

“Why the GOP likely won’t run Trump in 2024,” American Spectator, February 9, 2021.

“The political right needs to change course on elections reform,” AEI Blog, February 1, 2021.

“Congress can’t keep up with its workload,” Boston Globe, January 13, 2021.

“Congress needs to revive itself,” The Hill, January 5, 2021.

“The perils of ‘doing something,'” City Journal, December 31, 2020.

“Overlooked reason for Capitol atrophy: Lack of a modern and more substantial diet,” The Fulcrum, December 9, 2020.

“Our overwhelmed Congress,” LegBranch.org, December 8, 2020.

“Electronic voting machines and their software: Q&A with cybersecurity expert Bryson Bort,” AEI Blog, November 17, 2020.

“House must take the first step to modernize how it works,” The Hill, November 16, 2020.

“Sad! A brief history of White House propaganda from Teddy Roosevelt to Donald Trump,” Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, November 12, 2020.

“Call it what it is: Propaganda,” Politico, October 8, 2020. (w/ John Maxwell Hamilton)

“Might Congress enact a compromise to end earmarks as we know them?” AEI Ideas Blog, September 25, 2020.

“Congressional reform grinds forward,” AEI Ideas Blog, September 24, 2020.

“Senate report fails to clarify why USPS delivery performance dipped,” AEI Ideas Blog, September 17, 2020.

“Could the pandemic hobble the US Postal Service?,” AEI Ideas Blog, September 15, 2020.

“The Post Office’s Secret Weapon to Keep Mail-In Ballots Secure,” Politico, September 3, 2020. (w/ Michael Ravnitzky)

“Presidential powers and why Robert Jackson matters; an interview with Louis Fisher,” LegBranch.org, September 3, 2020.

“COVID-19 hampers Trump’s ability to campaign on foreign policy,” American Spectator, August 29, 2020.

The “Why public service?” podcast, RStreet.org, August 21, 2020.

“5 myths about the postal crisis,” Politico, August 20, 2020.

“COVID-19 puts a damper on the presidential foreign policy show,” LegBranch.org, July 9, 2020.

“Pelosi and the Democrats again try to federalize elections”American Spectator, May 13, 2020.

“Escaping the foreign policy dilemma,” LegBranch.org, May 6, 2020.

“Republican pollsters find 76% of voters want the freedom to vote by mail,” R Street Institute Blog, May 1, 2020.

“Remarks on the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of the U.S. Department of Education: The Transformation of Federal Education Politics,” Cato, April 29, 2020.

“Propaganda in the coronavirus era,” The Hill, April 16, 2020. (w/ Jack Hamilton)

“The Postal Service is in trouble: Here’s one way to get it out,” Politico, April 16, 2020.

“Congress must be ready for election uncertainty,” The Dispatch, April 16, 2020.

“No, Trump is not trying to kill the Postal Service,” American Spectator, April 15, 2020.

“Could Democrats and Republicans both benefit from bringing back earmarks?” Brookings FixGov, April 9, 2020.

“Voting by mail will become the norm,” Politico, March 19, 2020.

“The exasperating politics of pensions and trust funds,” American Spectator, March 14, 2020.

“The Postal Service’s $130 Billion Problem,” The American Spectator, December 16, 2019

“We deliver for who? USPS financial woes continue; congressional reform unlikely,” RealClearPolicy, December 12, 2019.

“The broken budget process is a democracy reform issue,” The Fulcrum, December 11, 2019.

“Elizabeth Warren declares war on charter schools,” American Spectator, December 9, 2019.

“A permanent committee to fix Congress,” Politico, September 20, 2019.

“Making sure Congress is not outgunned,” Cato Unbound, June 26, 2019.

“William Barr and Congress’ broken contempt power,” Ripon Forum, June 20, 2019.

“Today: Oversight hearing on the Congressional Research Service,” LegBranch.org, June 20, 2019.

“Why members of Congress should get a raise, whether they deserve it or not,” The Fulcrum, June 18, 2019.

“Permanent appropriations: Might they improve the budget process?” LegBranch.org, June 17, 2019.

“Want to shrink government? Invest in making Congress smarter,” Real Clear Policy, June 13, 2019. (w/ Zach Graves)

“Congress’ tech policy knowledge gap,” Cato Unbound, June 10, 2019.

“Financial collapse of the United States Postal Service is coming,” The Hill, May 17, 2019.

“GAO versus the ghost of OTA: Who will win the science and technology assessment race?” LegBranch.org, March 20, 2019.

“How does Trump’s budget propose to fix the Postal Service?” R Street Institute Blog, March 19, 2019.

“Five charts show the grim financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service,” R Street Institute Blog, February 27, 2019.

“OK, so the House wants to reform itself? Here’s what it should really do,” Politico, January 29, 2019. (w/Casey Burgat)

“The big reforms in the Trump postal reform plan,” R Street Institute Blog, December 5, 2018.

“A truckload of watermelons: Five OMG’s from John Lawrence’s ‘The Class of ‘74,’” LegBranch.org, November 28, 2018.

“Will Congress save the money-bleeding Postal Service,” Daily Caller, November 27, 2018.

“Vague law foments debate over USPS parcel pricing,” Real Clear Policy, September 20, 2018.

“The Other Biggest Problem in Washington,” New York Times, September 11, 2018. (w/ Lee Drutman)

“Why I like voting by mail,” R Street Institute Blog, August 28, 2018.

“Congressional reform is way overdue,” LegBranch.com, August 2, 2018.

“We might actually get budget reform this year,” Real Clear Policy, July 18, 2018.

“Library plan to publish CRS reports falls short of the law, and is unduly expensive,” LegBranch.com, July 12, 2018. (w/ Daniel Schuman and Josh Tauberer).

“What Trump should have said about Amazon and the Post Office,” Politico, March 31, 2018.

“The struggle between objectivity vs. neutrality continues at the Congressional Research Service,” LegBranch.com, February 13, 2018.

“Who’s afraid of autonomous mail trucks?” Real Clear Policy, February 5, 2018. (w/ Caleb Watney)

“Cronyism charges jump the shark,” Weekly Standard, January 15, 2018.

“There’s more than one reason the Postal Service is losing money,” The Hill, January 12, 2018.

“The Russia Investigation: Why the Overseers Need Oversight,” R Street Institute Blog, October 19, 2017.

“Make Congress Great Again,” Washington Monthly, September 7, 2017. (w/Casey Burgat)

“Will Trump Be a One-Termer?” Inside Sources, August 14, 2107. Republished by the Charleston Gazette-MailLas Vegas Sun and Tulsa World.

“A Call for Greater Regulatory Harmonization With Canada,” Real Clear Policy, July 1, 2017. (w/Sean Speer)

“The Lost Genius of the Post Office,” Politico, June 8, 2017.

“Voters Hold Officials Accountable for Deficits in Many Countries. Just Not Here,” Weekly Standard, May 29, 2017.

“CRS Should Stop Fighting Access to Its Own Reports,” R Street Institute Blog, May 10, 2017.

“An Uncomfortable Reality… Congress Needs More Staff,” Ripon Forum, April 2017.

“Why Trump’s Government Overhaul Won’t Work,” Politico, March 14, 2017.

“How to Put the ‘Most Complete and Effectual Weapon’ Back in Their Hands,” Library of Law & Liberty, March 6, 2017.

“For Regulatory Reform, Look to Congress,” National Review, March 2, 2017. (w/ Sean Speer)

“Will Trump Sign Postal Reform Legislation?” The Hill, February 16, 2017.

“Should Congress Have to Approve Every Federal Regulation? A Debate,” Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog, February 2, 2017.

“Five Big Questions About Trump’s Executive Order On Regulation,” Politico, January 31, 2017.

“Strengthening Congress by Shrinking the Administrative State,” Weekly Standard, January 25, 2017.

“Six Ways Congress Can Curb a Runaway President,” Politico, January 21, 2017.

“Six Quick Takes On President Trump’s Speech,” R Street Institute Blog, January 20, 2017.

“Does Congress Want to Govern?” Real Clear Policy, January 14, 2017. (w/Lee Drutman)

“How an Idyllic Italian Village Was Crippled by Family-Centrism,” Zocalo Public Square, December 15, 2016.

“All the President’s Propaganda,” New York Times, December 12, 2016. (w/Jack Hamilton)

“Yesterday We Talked About Congress Reclaiming the Power of the Purse — a Bit,” R Street Institute Blog, December 2, 2016.

“How the Coming Republican Congress Could Cut Regulations Lickety-split,” R Street Institute Blog, November 22, 2016.

“Dialing for Dollars,” American Conservative, November 21, 2016.

“Stopping Big Government: Why We Need a Congressional Regulation Office,” FoxNews.com, November 16, 2016.

“Does Congress Finally Get That Business As Usual Should Not Continue?” R Street Institute Blog, November 9, 2016.

“The Strongest Branch of Liberty,” Washington Monthly, November/December, 2016.

“The Postal Regulatory Commission’s $50 Billion Decision,” Brookings Institution FixGov, October 25, 2016.

“Bringing Government Secrets to Light,” American Conservative, October 24, 2016.

“Inventing America,” The Weekly Standard, September 26, 2016.

“Ed Drama; The Ocean’s Hot Dog and Brookings Teacher Diversity Study; Fish Porn; Kosar Signs Off,” Eduwonk.com, August 19, 2016.

“More on School Lunches; #PorgyPorn; DC Teacher Union Heads Denounce Walmart for Helping Teachers; Feds Expand Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships,” Eduwonk.com, August 18, 2016.

“HEA Rulemaking; Utah Loosens Teaching Occupational Licensure; ICYMI: China and Ed Reform,” Eduwonk.com, August 17, 2016.

“Holt Trolls Johnson on Student Loans; The Daily Caller Trolls Michelle Obama and School Lunches; Turtle Porn,” Eduwonk.com, August 16, 2016.

“Kosar Takes The Helm, Three Cheers for School Advertising,” Eduwonk.com, August 15, 2016.

“The Federal Government’s $500 Million Subsidy to Magazine Publishers,” Brookings Institution FixGov Blog, August 8, 2016.

“A Case for Stronger Congressional Committees,” LegBranch.com, August 3, 2016. (w/Adam Chan)

Is the 114th Congress Getting Things Done? LegBranch.com, August 2, 2016. Republished by R Street Institute Blog, August 3, 2016.

“Congress’ Tendency to Cannibalize Itself,” LegBranch.com, July 18 2016. (w/Adam Chan) Republished by R Street Institute Blog, July 19, 2016.

“Will Congress Claw Back Power from the Regulatory State?” National Review, July 14, 2016. (w/Sean Speer)

“Is the House of Representatives Deinstitutionalizing?” LegBranch.com, July 5, 2016. (w/Adam Chan) Republished by R Street Institute Blog, July 15, 2016.

“First Among Equals: How George Washington Became George Washington,” Weekly Standard, July 4, 2016.

“Secretary King Is Wrong: ESEA Was Not a Civil Rights Law,” Fordham Flypaper, June 6, 2016.

“House Spending Data Show Where the Staff Are,” LegBranch.com, June 2, 2016. Republished by R Street Institute Blog, June 2, 2016.

“Dope by Mail: Another Challenge for the Postal Service,” R Street Institute Blog, May 27, 2016.

“The House Takes a Small Step to Make Congress Great Again,” R Street Institute Blog, May 25, 2016.

“Does America Need More Political Dynamism?” R Street Institute Blog, May 12, 2016.

“Now You Can See What Reports Have Been Published by the Congressional Research Service,” R Street Institute Blog, April 5, 2016.

“What’s In Your Mail? Even More Unwanted Ads,” R Street Institute Blog, March 28, 2016.

“Why Are Farmers Telling Kids What to Eat?” Politico, March 17, 2016.

“Dear America, Please Remember Skokie,” R Street Institute Blog, March 14, 2016. Republished by Newsweek, March 14, 2016.

“Inappropriate Appropriations,” Weekly Standard, March 7, 2016.

“Could This Year’s Election Revive the First Branch?” R Street Institute Blog, March 2, 2016. Republished by Newsweek, March 3, 2016.

“A Revived Congress?” Weekly Standard, February 16, 2016.

“Seven Years Ago Today, WikiLeaks Published 6,700 CRS Reports…And Nobody Was Hurt,” R Street Institute Blog, February 8, 2016.

“Lefties Who Moved Right,” R Street Institute Blog, February 3, 2016.

“Will the Needless Secrecy Surrounding CRS Reports End This Year?” R Street Institute Blog, February 1, 2016.

“Obama’s Disappointing Regulatory Reform Record,” Weekly Standard, January 14, 2016.

“Does the USPS Even Need a Board of Governors?” R Street Institute Blog, January 11, 2016.

“Mr. Smith Takes on the Regulatory State,” R Street Institute Blog, January 8, 2016.

“Outsourcing Oversight through Open Government Data,” Public Administration Times, December 15, 2015.

“The EPA’s Illegal Propaganda,” Weekly Standard, December 15, 2015.

“Facing Up to Government Sprawl,” Public Administration Times, November 17, 2015.

“As Congress Remains Gridlocked, the Postal Service Loses,” R Street Institute Blog, November 16, 2015. Also published by Newsweek, November 23, 2015.

“Where Taxpayers Pay ($100 Million a Year) But Interest Groups Benefit,” Washington Post, November 10, 2015.

“The House Freedom Caucus Wants Looser Party Control,” Washington Post, November 4, 2015. (w/ Anthony J. Madonna)

“15 Reasons CRS Reports Should Be Public,” R Street Institute Blog, October 26, 2015.

“The Federal Government’s Information Machine,” History News Network, October 25, 2015.

“GAO Opens Up About Secret Reports,” R Street Institute Blog, October 21, 2015.

“So…. this is Nixon’s Fault?” Politico, October 21, 2015.

“The Estranged Legislative and Executive Branches,” Public Administration Times, October 20, 2015.

“Gridlock Governing,” U.S. News and World Report, October 16, 2015.

“How the American Government Is Trying to Control What You Think,” WashingtonPost.com, September 24, 2015. (w/John Maxwell Hamilton).

“Kill the Department of Education? It Has Been Done,” Politico, September 23, 2015.

“The Legislative Branch’s Big Oversight Problem,” Public Administration Times, September 15, 2015.

“Illegal P.R.: The EPA’s Propaganda Machine,” Weekly Standard, September 7, 2015.

“Edward C. Banfield: Introduction,” ContemporaryThinkers.org, September 1, 2015.

“Edward C. Banfield: Biography,” ContemporaryThinkers.org, September 1, 2015.

“Bridging the Separation of Powers,” Public Administration Times, August 18, 2015.

“Four Charts Explain the Postal Service’s Financial Struggles,” R Street Institute Blog, August 17, 2015.

“Republican Presidential Candidates: Show Us You Can #FixGov,” Brookings FixGov Blog, August 6, 2015. (w/Chloe Booth)

“Federal Agencies Missed 1,400 Regulatory Deadlines,” Roll Call, August 5, 2015.

“5 Reasons to Support the REINS Act,” R Street Institute Blog, July 28, 2015.

“The Dysfunctional Federal Workforce,” RealClearPolicy.com, July 23, 2015. (w/Chloe Booth)

“Making Oversight Win-Win,” Public Administration Times, July 21, 2015.

“Why Can’t the Federal Government Sell Unneeded Real Property More Quickly,” Brookings Institution FixGov, June 24, 2015. (w/Chloe Booth)

“Why Does Congress Diminish Itself?” R Street Institute Blog, June 19, 2015.

“Return to Sender: Postal Banking Is an Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone,” The Weekly Standard, June 22, 2015.

“The Postal Service Should Sell Its Real Estate,” RealClearPolicy.com, June 12, 2015.

“Yes, Healthy Congressional Politics Are Transactional…and More” R Street Institute Blog, June 5, 2015.

“More Laws Should Have Sunsets,” RealClearPolicy.com, June 3, 2015.

“Is Regulatory Reform a Hopeless Cause?” Brookings Institution FixGov, May 28, 2015.

“Congress Looks to Reduce the Regulatory Behemoth,” Chamber of Commerce Blog, May 27, 2015.

“The Common Perception Is True: It Really Is Nearly Impossible to Fire a Federal Employee,” The Weekly Standard, May 25, 2015.

“Patrick Dorismond: Remembering a Victim of the War on Drugs,” The Chiseler, May 22, 2015.

“Yes, Congress Has a Role in Foreign Affairs,” RealClearWorld.com, May 14, 2015. Republished by History News Network.

“Pointier Heads: Efficiency Shrinks While Government Grows,” The Weekly Standard, May 4, 2015.

“Is It Time to Rethink the Congressional Budget Resolution?” Brookings Institution FixGov, April 15, 2015.

“Congress Should Vote to Override Obama’s Latest Veto,” The Weekly Standard, April 13, 2015.

“Resisting Bureaucracy: Congress Rediscovers the Congressional Review Act,” The Weekly Standard, April 6, 2014.

“End Life Tenure for Federal Employees,” The Hill, April 2, 2015.

“The U.S. Postal Service’s Existential Problem,” Brookings Institution FixGov, March 30, 2015. Republished by Newsweek.

“Do We Still Need the Post Office?” New York Times Upfront Magazine, March 30, 2015.

“Time for Full Investigations of Hillary Clinton,” Roll Call, March 5, 2015. Republished by the Savannah Morning News, Tuscaloosa News, Boston Herald, Athens Banner-Herald, Butler Eagle, Youngstown Vindicator, and The Gulf Today.

“Congress Should Pass the President’s ‘Kill List,'” Roll Call, January 30, 2015.

“U.S. Returns Magna Carta to England: A Catalyst for Civilization and Good Governance,” WeeklyStandard.com, January 20, 2015.

“Five Reasons Why You Can’t Judge a Congress by the Number of Bills Passed,” The Hill, January 14, 2015.

“Why I Quit the Congressional Research Service,” Washington Monthly, January 2015.

“Commemorative Bills Plunge in 113th Congress,” R Street Institute Blog, December 11, 2014.

“Congress and Public Opinion: Five Things You May Not Know,” R Street Institute Blog, December 10, 2014.

“A Collection of CRS Reports Is Released to the Public,” CongressionalData.org, November 25, 2014.

“Think Tanks: Your Mail Isn’t Safe from Big Brother,” Washington Examiner, December 1, 2014.

“Mail Surveillance: The Time for Secrecy Has Passed,” Daily Caller, November 18, 2014.

“Postal Service Mail-Tracking: Three Big Questions,” Reason.com, November 4, 2014.

“Bureaucracy’s Latest Challenge: Listening to the Public,” WeeklyStandard.com, October 23, 2014.

“U.S. Government Celebrates Half Trillion Dollar Deficit,” WeeklyStandard.com, October 16, 2014.

“A Welcome Message from R Street’s Governance Project,” R Street Institute Blog, October 14, 2014.

“Law Against Porn-Watching by Fed Workers?” The Hill, October 8, 2014.

Review of  Georges Vigarello, The Metamorphoses of Fat: A Cultural History of Obesity (Columbia University Press 2013), The Weekly Standard, June 23, 2014.

Review of Thomas McCraw, The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy (Harvard University Press, 2012), The Weekly Standard, October 14, 2013.

“Washington, D.C. Gov’t Mulls 24-Hour Waiting Period for Tattoos,” WeeklyStandard.com, September 12, 2013.

Review of  Benn Steil, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order (Princeton University Press, 2013), The Weekly Standard, August 26, 2013.

“July 17: A Date Worth Remembering,” WeeklyStandard.com, July 17, 2013.

Review of  Lewis L. Gould, Theodore Roosevelt (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Weekly Standard, March 12, 2012.

 “DC’s Mandatory Blood Tests for Kids,” American Enterprise Institute blog, October 19, 2011.

“Time for an Education Beer Summit,” Eduwonk, August 24, 2011.

“The DC Earthquake: A Government Over-Reaction?” American Enterprise Institute blog, August 24, 2011.

“Rioting Mainly for Fun and Profit,” American Enterprise Institute blog, August 8, 2011.

Review of  Kristie Miller, Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies (University of Kansas Press, 2010), The Weekly Standard, May 9, 2011.

“Federal Education Spending Grows and Grows,” American Enterprise Institute blog, April 20, 2011.

“First We Kill All the Policy Wonks,” American Enterprise Institute blog, January 20, 2011.

Review of  Daniel Okrent, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010), The Weekly Standard, January 31, 2011.

Review of  Kathryn Allamong Jacob, The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), The Weekly Standard, December 6, 2010.

“Federalism, Anyone?” WeeklyStandard.com, November 12, 2010.

“What the Tea Party Could Learn from the Whiskey Rebellion,” History News Network, November 11, 2010.

“The Anger is Real; The Media Picture Isn’t,” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 13, 2010. Later published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, La Crosse TribuneModesto Bee, Pioneer Press, and other newspapers.

“Susan Jacoby Bungles Education Reform” EducationNews.org, March 19, 2010. (Also published at History News Network.)

“Have National Education Standards Arrived?” EducationNews.org, March 15, 2010. (Also published at History News Network.)

Review of  Robert L. Tsai, Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture (Yale University Press, 2009), The Weekly Standard, October 26, 2009.

Review of  Walter Feinberg and Christopher Lubienski (eds.), School Choice: Policies and Outcomes (SUNY Press, 2008), Choice, June 2009.

“National Education Standards: Here They Come Again!” History News Network, March 2, 2009.

Review of  Tara Ross and Joseph C. Smith, Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State (Dallas: Spence Publishing, 2008), The Weekly Standard, February 16, 2009.

Iain Gately, Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol (New York: Gotham Books, 2008), The American, January 21, 2009.

Review of  Chester E. Finn, Jr., Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform Since Sputnik (Princeton University Press, 2008), Journal of School Choice, vol. 2, issue 4, December 2008. (Previously appeared at The American on June 5, 2008.)

Review of  David Hursh, High-Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning: The Real Crisis in Education (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008), Choice, November 2008.

Review of  Randall M. Packard, The Making of a Tropical Disease: A Short History of Malaria (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), The Weekly Standard, August 8, 2008.

Review of  Chester E. Finn, Jr., Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform Since Sputnik (Princeton University Press, 2008), The American, June 5, 2008.

Review of  Susan Levine, School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America’s Favorite Welfare Program (Princeton University Press, 2008), History News Network, April 7, 2008.

Review of  Evans Clinchy, Rescuing the Public Schools: What It Will Take to Leave No Child Behind (New York: Teachers College Press, 2008), Choice, April 2008.

Review of  Nancy Kriplen, The Eccentric Billionaire: John D. MacArthur, Empire Builder, Reluctant Philanthropist, Relentless Adversary (New York: Amacom, 2008), The American, February 13, 2008.

Review of  Peter J. Bowler, Monkey Trials and Gorilla Sermons: Evolution and Christianity from Darwin to Intelligent Design (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007), The Weekly Standard, February 11, 2008.

Review of  Gregg Mitman, Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes (Yale University Press, 2007), The Weekly Standard, December 17, 2007.

Review of  Stefanie Chambers, Mayors and Schools: Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006), Choice, September 2007.

“Muddled AYP Fixes,” ThisWeekInEducation.com, May 30, 2007.

Review of  Thomas K. McCraw, Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction (Harvard University Press, 2007), The Weekly Standard, May 28, 2007.

Review of  A.M. Bertelli and L.E. Lynn Jr., Madison’s Managers: Public Administration and the Constitution (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), Claremont Institute, March 15, 2007.

“Do National Standards Have A Chance?” ThisWeekInEducation.com, January 19, 2007.

“The No Child Left Behind Accountability Bomb,” EducationNews.org, September 5, 2006.

“Why Charter Schools’ Test Scores May Not Matter,” Edspresso.com, June 29, 2006.

“Choosing a Charter School in the District of Columbia,” Edspresso.com, June 21, 2006.

“Choosing a Charter School: The Pain of It All,” Edspresso.com, May 30, 2006.

Review of  William G. Howell, ed., Besieged: School Boards and the Future of Education Politics (Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2005), Choice, April 2006.

“National Education Standards…They’re Back!” History News Network, March 13, 2006.

Review of  Chris Whittle, Crash Course: Imagining a Better Future for Public Education (New York: Riverhead Books, 2005), Choice, March 2006.

Review of  Larry Cuban, The Blackboard and the Bottom Line: Why Schools Can’ Be Businesses (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004), Choice, March 2006.

“Is Propaganda Legal? Well, Maybe. Maybe Not.” Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, January 29, 2006.

“Hurricane Katrina: Why Not Follow LBJ’s Lead?” History News Network, October 3, 2005.

Review of  Frederick M. Hess and Chester E. Finn, Jr., Leaving No Child Behind: Options for Kids in Failing Schools (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Choice, March 2005.

Review of  James P. Comer, Leave No Child Behind: Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), Choice, February 2005.

Review of  Frederick M. Hess, Common Sense School Reform (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004), Choice, December 2004.

Public Authorities and the Public Good,” Metro Matters: A Newsletter on Metropolitan Politics and Policy, May-June, 2004.

Review of  Christopher Hitchens, A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq (Slate Books, 2003), Bully Magazine, April 15, 2004.

“New York Times Smears No Child Left Behind,” The Education Gadfly, April 17, 2003.

An Historic Opportunity for Education Reform,” History News Service, February 13, 2001.

“Church and State: Both the Left and Right Get It Wrong,” TomPaine.com, October 26, 2000.

“A Great Experiment: Why Are Liberals Afraid of Vouchers- J.S. Mill and Tom Paine Weren’t,” TomPaine.com, October 18, 2000.

“Republicans Talk: The History of the Education Plank,” TomPaine.com, August 1, 2000.

“Prohibition Doesn’t Work, Not for Booze, Not for Drugs,” TomPaine.com, May 31, 2000.

“Patrick Dorismond: Casualty of the War on Drugs,” FreeWilliamsburg.com, April 2000.

Review of  John B. Judis, The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of the Public Trust (New York: Pantheon, 2000), TomPaine.com, March 14, 2000.

“Posting the Ten Commandments and What’s Really Wrong with Our Schools” TomPaine.com, March 22, 2000.

“The Neglected Report of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans,” TomPaine.com, January 15, 2000.

“Dumb and Dumber? The Latest Crisis Over Education” TomPaine.com, December 2, 1999.

Review of  C.S. Walton, Ivan Petrov: Russia Through a Shot Glass (Philadelphia, PA: Garrett County Press,1999), The New York Hangover, November 1999.

“Married to the Mob: Q&A with Michele Santopietro,” The New York Hangover, October 1999.

“No Law I Have Signed Means More to America,” TomPaine.com, September 26, 1999.

“Best Neo-Stalinist Bureaucracy: SLA Task Force Committee of Community Board No. 3,” New York Press, Best of Manhattan Issue, 1999.

Review of  Sena Jeter Naslund, Ahab’s Wife (New York: William Morrow & Company, 1999), New York Press, Best of Manhattan issue, 1999.

“Tom and Annie,” New York Press, September 8, 1999.

“Monkey Business in Kansas,” TomPaine.com, August 13, 1999.

“Pruning the Beast,” New York Press, July 21, 1999.

“Mad About Maureen: A Content Analysis of Maureen Dowd’s ‘Liberties,'” New York Press, July, 14, 1999.

“I Squeeze Their Little Skulls,” New York Press, June 9, 1999.

“A Star Is Porn,” New York Press, April 21, 1999.

“Yuppie Go Home?” Williamsburg Observer, October 1998.

“NATO Must Regain Influence in Europe,” Washington Square News, November 11, 1997.

“Cocktails with Cretins: An Interview with the Plague” Washington Square News, April 21, 1994.