Bowdoin’s Rudalevige on Trump Desire to Reorganize Executive Branch: ‘Good Luck With That’ (Monkey Cage)

Andrew Rudalevige

President Trump’s recent executive order, “Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch,” may be a song we’ve heard before. Many times. As Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige explains, attempts at executive reform have a long history.

Rudalevige writes that when Trump complained about “’duplication and redundancy everywhere,’ and urged more ‘efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of the executive branch,’ he was preaching to a bipartisan, historical presidential choir.” Read more in the Washington Post political science blog The Monkey Cage.

Comments

  1. Yes, its true that Trump was preaching to the choir, but duplication and redundancy are certainly things that he should try to eliminate. Perhaps Trump can be the motivating factor necessary to get it done.

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