R Street Institute

  • How can the federal budgeting process be improved?

    Philip Wallach, senior fellow for governance at the R Street Institute, breaks down how the federal budgeting process could be improved.

  • DoD authorizes up to $1 billion for wall at U.S. southern border

    In today’s Federal Newscast, up to $1 billion from DoD is now available to help support the Homeland Security Department’s drug enforcement efforts at the southern border.

  • Arguing for the return of the Office of Technology Assessment

    The Office of Technology Assessment provided insight to Congress on technology and its implications and was defunded in 1995, but a recently recovered staff member of the House Judiciary Committee argued it’s time to bring it back.

  • OPM: Postal workers not affected by Trump’s workforce executive orders

    While the Trump administration faces pushback from unions and members of Congress over its trio of federal workforce-related executive orders, more than half a million government workers, it turns out, won’t fall under the orders’ purview.

  • Sen. Sanders pitches USPS as one-stop shop for mail, printing, banking

    As a White House Postal task force conducts a review of the USPSĀ  business model, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a few suggestions.

  • The delicate budget balancing act

    Host Ben Carnes of Shaw Bransford & Roth is joined by a panel of budget experts to discuss the current federal funding landscape, how we got here, and if there is any hope for a better future.

    January 26, 2018

  • Kevin Kosar: When policy advocacy slips into propaganda

    Agency employees traditionally refrain from advocating particular policies, yet the billion dollars the government spends annually on public affairs activities sometimes strays into propaganda. That’s according to analysis by the right-of-center think tank, R Street Institute. Kevin Kosar, senior fellow and governance project director at the R Street Institute, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.