Fixing the Civil Service


This article appeared on riponsociety.org on April 28, 2017.

Once a cure for good government, it is now a cancer that needs to be reformed

Americans think Washington is broken.  

The President’s Right to Say ‘You’re Fired’


This article originally appeared on WSJ.com on January 30, 2017.

President Trump wants to overhaul the civil service. Even ardent liberals agree it needs to be rebuilt, but past efforts at reform have withered in Congress under union power and public indifference. 

American Interest: Democracy for an Age of Distrust


(November 16, 2016) Americans now have an historic opportunity to reimagine government. The
key is to abandon the centralized operating philosophy which, in thousandpage
rulebooks, purports to tell everybody how to do everything. 

Practical Fixes for a Broken Washington


This article originally appeared on WSJ.com on September 18, 2016.

Like many Americans, I believe our government is broken. America’s infrastructure is decrepit, harming the environment as well as our competitiveness.