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Department of Bureaucracy

Presently, I am reading Theodore Roosevelt’s autobiography, written in 1913, five years after he left the White House. In it, he lucidly characterizes the tradition of the citizen-politician. “I did not then believe, and I do not now believe, that any man should ever attempt to make politics his only career. It is a dreadful…

Golden state of crisis

The California Republican party is suffering an identity crisis. It has become so dire that Republicans across the state can’t decide if they like Steve Bannon (who spoke at the 2017 state conference) or losing to the Democrats more. The party has not enjoyed a double majority in the state assembly and senate (save one…