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Chris Edwards

Director of Tax Policy Studies and editor of Down​siz​ing​Gov​ern​ment​.org

CAP Study on Federal Land Issues

The recently released Center for American Progress on federal land issues is a great example of how D.C. policy debates can become harsh and mean‐​spirited, even when some bipartisan policy agreements exist. 


Kasich Aims to Revive Federalism

Republicans have particularly dropped the ball on federalism, or the devolving of power back to the states and the people. Reviving federalism was a central theme of the Reagan administration, and it was also a focus of Republican reform efforts in the 1990s.


Self‐​Serving Federal Bureaucrats

Federal officials signal to the public that they are solving problems without actually solving them. Security agencies, for example, use “security theater” techniques that are visible to the public but do not make us safer.


Federal Bureaucratic Failure

A new essay examines structural features of the executive branch that cause federal failure and help to engender such a dim view from the public.