De-Privatizing Our Public Philosophy
Michaels understates the danger posed by a lack of social solidarity in America, a state of alienation Americans feel from one another that has been deliberately fed by right-wing politicians for at least the last four decades.
The Politics of Administrative Reform
Michaels is absolutely right in his diagnosis of the current state of administrative governance. And his book could well prove an important step towards fixing it. But if that fix comes, it is far more likely to be primarily via those politicians than by the judges they appoint.
An Ode to the Career Bureaucracy
It would be a delicious irony if the President’s attempts to circumvent the internal checks on his authority were ultimately to serve to revitalize the external constraints on presidential power, as has been a legacy of presidents past.
The FCC's Net Neutrality Two Step
The agency’s conflicting rationales seem largely arbitrary. Moreover, its action abandons a longstanding bipartisan consensus favoring net neutrality.
President Trump's Assault on the Antiquities Act
On Monday, President Trump announced that his administration was taking dramatic action to reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah. The President’s announcement is out of step with historical use of the Antiquities Act.