With a low-key announcement, the White House did something relatively rare: admit defeat. Due to noncompliance with requests for data by state governments, Donald Trump’s presidential commission to investigate voter fraud is being disbanded. Officially, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was chaired by Vice President Pence, and was […]
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The White House is apparently in no hurry to pick a new Secretary of Homeland Security, five weeks after retired General John Kelly vacated the position to become the new White House Chief of Staff. And it’s probably a good thing to have no one head a department that shouldn’t […]
Keeping Politicos from Tweeting Doesn’t Keep the Civil Service Nonpartisan. It’s Time to Ax the Hatch Act.
In 1939, Senator Carl Hatch from New Mexico authored legislation, the Hatch Act, that prohibits federal employees from engaging in certain kinds of partisan political activity. Its purpose is to ensure that government employees aren’t doing partisan political work on the taxpayer’s dime. It seems like a laudable goal. This […]