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The CFPB plans to reconsider its Obama-era payday lending rule, HHS establishes a division to support the conscience and religious rights of health care providers, and more…

Valuing Commentary

Commentaries on new book reinforce its author’s call for strengthening the civil service.

Tax Overhaul Process Retreated from Democracy

Recent legislative process that led to tax changes fell short in terms of key principles of democracy.

Improve Regulation, Do Not Repeal It

The deregulatory agenda should be replaced with a regulatory improvement agenda.

Optimizing Government

The Optimizing Government Project brings together scholars and researchers to discuss the use of machine learning by government.

Regulatory Reform Should Be About Strengthening Legislative Responsibility

Countries like Australia and Canada offer models for reining in delegation of lawmaking authority to agencies.

Getting Back to the Basics with Agency Rulemaking

The United States needs a bipartisan push to bring transparency and accountability back into the rulemaking process.

On the Pitfalls of Performance Standards

Governments need to consider the limitations of performance standards when choosing regulatory strategies.

The Battle Over the Military’s Transgender Policy Is Far from Over

A federal court temporarily blocks the White House transgender ban, but the need for a watchful eye remains.

CPSC Commissioners Debate Regulatory Reform

Consumer safety leaders debate how independent agencies can best improve the rulemaking process.

A Debate Over President Trump’s “One-In-Two-Out” Executive Order

Policy experts consider the constitutionality of a cornerstone of the President’s regulatory reform efforts.

How the Clean Power Plan’s Repeal Undermines Regulatory Analysis

The Trump Administration’s purported economic justification weakens the credibility of cost-benefit analysis.