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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

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
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

April 26, 2019
James C. Capretta, “Spending Caps Fight Exposes Both Parties’ Weaknesses,” Real Clear Policy: “This bipartisan consensus to ignore the nation’s budgetary challenges probably won’t change until outside events force… Read More