President Obama’s joke about spilled milk helps illustrate the need to understand how regulations actually work.
The public should not be required to submit copies of material cited in rulemaking comments.
Claims that the Regulatory Accountability Act will paralyze agencies have a long pedigree.
Administrative agencies should design their websites with rulemaking participation by the general public in mind.
The federal government lacks an independent office to provide retrospective analysis of regulations’ costs and benefits.
The White House has just released the first plans for retrospective reviews of existing regulations from thirty agencies, making a notable step toward evidence-based governance.
Defining open government and conceptualizing its success are key first steps in developing a transparency research agenda.
Agencies can narrow the political gap over regulation by retrospectively measuring the actual impact of their regulations.
Obama’s recent order makes promising strides toward improving participation in agency rulemaking.
The Internet has not made the government more democratic, at least not yet.
Elena Kagan’s appointment underscores an important shift in American law toward legislation and regulatory law.
Federal agencies take steps to increase government transparency.