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Our federal government is bloated with political appointees, and that weakens democracy
This is not some dry, academic question, writes Max Stier of the Partnership for Public Service. It’s an issue in the upcoming presidential election, with profound consequences for the capability of our government to solve critical problems.
Political Appointment
April 02, 2024
Biden’s nomination scorecard
Three years into his term, President Biden is outpacing former President Trump in stocking the federal government with political appointees. But he’s lagging behind his other two predecessors, according to data compiled by the Partnership for Public Service.
January 22, 2024
Help Wanted: Chief Financial Officers for Washington
It’s hard to imagine a major corporation going without a chief financial officer for any extended period, but this is the stark reality for the federal government,” said Max Stier, president and chief executive officer of the Partnership for Public Service.
November 14, 2023
Tommy Tuberville is just the face of a ‘broken’ confirmation process, critics say.
Anger over Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s blockade of high-ranking military promotions may have hit a boiling point this week, as a handful of fellow Republicans began to publicly pressure the former football coach to spike his nine-month-long stunt.
November 03, 2023
Repairing relations between the White House and Congress – roundtable hosted by Laura Barrón-López
PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Laura Barrón-López hosts a roundtable discussion with politicians, academics and experts about the growing gulf between the executive and legislative branches as part of the Democracy 360 conference, led by the Miller Center in partnership with the Karsh Center for Democracy at the University of Virginia.
October 20, 2023
Opinion-The Senate confirmation process is broken. Here’s how we can fix it.
August 17, 2023

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