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David Bahr

David Bahr works to connect R Street scholars with reporters, columnists, bloggers, editorial boards, and television and radio producers. He also has written about harm reduction issues for R Street and writes a regular column on the Western canon for Forbes.

David previously served as a fact checker and assistant literary editor at The Weekly Standard.

He was a Hertog Fellow and recipient of the Claremont Institute’s Lincoln Fellowship.

David has a background in philosophy and the classics, with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and master’s in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis.

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ICYMI: Top Reads on Congress

July 13, 2019
Kate Ackley, “House modernization leaders seek consensus despite hurdles,” Roll Call. July 10, 2019: “In the committee’s first months, Kilmer and Graves have taken a bipartisan tack that is… Read More
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ICYMI: Top Reads on Congress

June 28, 2019
Liz Hempowicz and Berin Szoka, “Political interference at DOJ threatens the rule of law, and Congress needs to act,” The Hill, June 27, 2019: “The relationship between the White… Read More
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ICYMI: Top Reads on Congress

June 21, 2019
Zach Graves, Kevin R. Kosar, “What to shrink government? Invest in making Congress smarter,” Real Clear Policy: “The Constitution established Congress as the first branch of government. Its decisions… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

June 14, 2019
Kevin Kosar, “Congress’s tech policy knowledge gap,” Cato Unbound: “The current Congress might benefit from an OTA that spends more time on the latter than the former. One can… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

June 7, 2019
Mila Atmos, “Podcast with Brad Fitch, President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation,” FutureHindsight: “Brad Fitch is the President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation, a non-partisan… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

May 31, 2019
Kate Ackley, “Dingell, McCain honored for lifetime as defenders of Congress and democracy,” Roll Call: “The Congressional Management Foundation will honor the late Sen. … Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

May 24, 2019
Kia Rahnama, “What Congress cans do when Trump appointees defy it,” The Atlantic: “The legal framework governing situations such as this is seldom used and little known…Although the Constitution… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

May 17, 2019
James Wallner, “Congress Has a Duty to Intervene in Trump’s Trade War,” The Bulwark: “As the United States and China announce dueling tariffs and send the stock markets spiraling, millions… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

May 10, 2019
Don Wolfensberger, “House subpoena fights imperil interbranch comity,” The Hill: Never before has a president signaled that his administration will resist all subpoenas issued by one house of Congress because it… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

May 3, 2019
Cristina Marcos, “Former lawmakers urge Congress to consider pay raises,” The Hill: “Former lawmakers on Wednesday urged a select committee tasked with modernizing Congress to consider finding ways to… Read More