John Bicknell

John Bicknell is executive editor of, a nonprofit journalism project of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.

San Antonio Knows


The essence of the Nanny State is the belief among too many government officials that people are too stupid to know what’s best for them. That attitude manifests itself across jurisdictions. It knows no state or regional boundary. Governing elites in every city, county, state and federal agency are prone to the malady. While the […]

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