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by | May 26, 2023

Government Executive public administration expert Donald F. Kettl has recently come to the painful conclusion that the conservative Heritage Foundation’s Mandate for Leadership 2025 proposal on government reform is “a thoughtful but piercing critique of the existing civil service system.”…

by | May 25, 2023

Whenever we have a national conversation about government debt, Democrats invariably respond that spending is not the reason the debt is now nearly equal to our national GDP. The real cause of our indebtedness, they inform us, is that taxes…

by | Mar 29, 2023

George McGovern, the Democratic Party’s 1972 presidential nominee, was a liberal icon. During many years in political office, including as a U.S. senator from South Dakota, McGovern successfully championed loads of regulations, taxes, and mandates in the name of the…

by | Mar 3, 2023

A Spanish socialist high official has told me that I often use my articles in The American Spectator to insult my government, which makes me an unpatriotic person. I have been quite clear on this matter: I do not insult,…

by | Mar 2, 2023

It never stops getting worse, does it? Just when you think the progressive Left has torpedoed our culture and country to rock bottom, a new hitherto-inconceivable outrage explodes. Until the Trump years, the law-abiding universally loved the FBI. They protected…

by | Feb 15, 2023

President Joe Biden tweeted last week that he will be a “nightmare” for Republicans who dream of cutting Social Security and Medicare. With this statement, Biden showed that he’s either shockingly ignorant about these two programs and any Republican reform…

by | Oct 18, 2022

Editor’s Note: The following contains an excerpt from Scott McKay’s book The Revivalist Manifesto: How Patriots Can Win the Next American Era. It discusses a key concept which has appeared in several of his more recent columns to describe the…

by | Oct 13, 2022

The upcoming midterm election has got me thinking about divided government. In normal times, the prospect of newly shared power in Washington might have me looking forward to the resulting slowdown of one party’s hyperactive agenda. The Democrats who are…

by | Sep 28, 2022

During my many battles fighting against cronyism, I have often been accused of being hard on government while letting businesses off the hook. This accusation is weird. Defending the free market is quite different from a blanket defense of businesses….

by | Sep 26, 2022

“Quiet quitting” is not just a 2022 rage. No, in fact, in 1970, when massive new regulatory laws spawned additional government agencies, along came the quiet-quitting life. People looked at the bureaucracies’ hiring binges and said: “Wait, you’re telling me…

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