A very small number of political leaders have ended up with startling control over the country's priorities, and the public has been left piecing together what is happening well after it's been decided.
This weekend, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. hosted the nation's first National Science Festival. For the thousands of kids, it was a valuable opportunity to become excited about potential careers in scientific discovery.
With the appointment of White House Counsel Bob Bauer and Steven Croley to the Domestic Policy Counsel, we have just lost an important fight over how the administration will handle the duties of 'ethics czar' post Norm Eisen's tenure.
Hunger is on the rise in America despite decades of government programs and private outreach. According to the most recent figures -- which are almost two years old -- over 49 million Americans suffer from food insecurity.
Our government's embrace of the same web technologies that have radically improved productivity in the private sector represents a permanent and fundamental upgrade in the way our government functions.