Two Effective Reforms

Wanna know how to clean up Washington in a jiffy? Ban air conditioning in federal buildings. In the good ol' days, Congressmen concentrated on the essentials of governing and then fled town when the humidity and skeeters rolled in. With the advent of A/C, they stay year-round, losing touch with their constituents and falling prey to the great temptation of bureaucrats: ceaseless tinkering.
And: eradicate funding for law clerks for SCOTUS. Michael Barone explains. For what we're paying these folks, they should do some work, no?

And as long as we're on the subject of the courts, here's Fred Barnes on Bush's selection of Roberts. I like what I read here ("Souter-phobia")--especially about the importance of Roberts' youth to Bush.