John A. Farrell


December 2008


Barone Is Wrong About the Interior Department, Oil and Democrats in the West

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.

I must admit that I'm somewhat stunned at my Thomas Jefferson Street colleague Michael Barone's view of the U.S. Department of Interior, which is so different than my own.

Michael sees a federal agency staffed by sleeper cells of anti-growth ...

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TAGS:
Department of the Interior
energy
energy policy and climate change
environment
Bush administration

Barack Obama's Failure to Appoint More Women to His Government Is Blunder

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

I've never been a quota kind of guy. Big organizations are soul-deadening even in the best of straits. Compulsory race and gender scales can make a workplace downright poisonous.

And so, as my Thomas Jefferson Street colleague Bonnie has raged

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TAGS:
feminism
working women
Obama administration
Obama transition
Obama, Barack

Change Long Overdue: Ken Salazar Meets the Interior Department.

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.

U.S. Senator Ken Salazar, who's been named by Barack Obama as the incoming Secretary of the Interior, is a good guy. He is an independent Democrat from southern Colorado, where his ranching family has lived for generations. Four years ago, when ...

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TAGS:
Salazar, Ken
Department of the Interior
Obama administration
Obama transition
Abramoff, Jack
Obama, Barack

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