Posts Tagged: appointments

Presidential Czars and the U.S. Constitution

One of the most absurd tools that the Republicans use in their distraction campaign against us is the incessant whining about President Obama’s “czars”. Because the monarchs of imperial Russia were called czars, they assume that you will believe that anyone associated with that title is a communist and, therefore, evil. Yes, that’s what they… Read more »

Filling Gaps in US Commerce Department Leadership

President Obama has filled two vital leadership posts in the US Department of Commerce, announcing the appointment of a new Under Secretary for International Trade, and a new Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration and head of the Bureau of Industry and Security. Eric L. Hirschhorn, the nominee for Under Secretary of Commerce for… Read more »

Burrowing by political appointees targeted by OPM

The Office of Personnel Management wants to make political appointee “burrowing” into agencies more difficult all the time – not just during election years. OPM director John Berry recently sent a memo to agency leaders outlining a new policy that mandates OPM’s approval on all current and recent political appointees who want to move into… Read more »