Publications

Welcome to Understanding Government’s special reports page, a collection of articles on government performance published by leading journalists with the sponsorship of Understanding Government and the Century Foundation.  We welcome your inquiries and suggestions for future reports.

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WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY
America’s “Best Ride” Strives to be Mass Transit Leader
by Ned Hodgman and Ellen Ramachandran
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U.S. AVIATION SECURITY
Before and after the Sept 11 Terrorist Attacks.
by Marla Felcher
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FEDERAL RECRUITMENT
Uncle Sam really does want you.
by Nicholas Thompson
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by Joshua Micah Marshall
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THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINSTRATION
The FDA meets the 21st Century.
by Thomas Maeder
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THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
The turbulent history of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — the consumer watchdog that politicians created, nearly destroyed, and now want to save
by Matthew Blake
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PLAYGROUND OR PRESERVE?
How the recreation industry has become the newest threat to our public lands. by Nancy Watzman
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Cosponsored and funded by the Century Foundation