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G. Tracy Mehan III

G. Tracy Mehan III is a consultant in Arlington, VA, and an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law. He served as Assistant Administrator for Water at the US EPA in the administration of President George W. Bush.

Washington’s bubble zone
9 Dec 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: elitism, social stratification, Washington D.C.
An extreme concentration of power and wealth in Washington inevitably leads to abuse of power and the public purse.

US education and economy are on the skids, says British historian
2 Aug 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: debt crisis, economics, education, US
Niall Ferguson's controversial analysis of America's institutions is required for anyone who cares about the future of the West.

In a natural state
3 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: conservation, ecology, environment
The notion that nature is unchanging and that man is a destroying intruder has captured the imagination of our contemporaries. But many ecologists now question it.

40 years after Roe v Wade, a deadly stalemate
22 Jan 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion, Roe v. Wade, US Supreme Court
Despite recent state restrictions and a growth in pro-life sentiment, more than a million lives are lost to abortion each year in the US.

A portrait of the artist as a businessman
6 Nov 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: biography, book reviews, heroes, Steve Jobs
Did shrewdness, artistry and obsession make Steve Jobs America's greatest businessman?

Leaving something to the children
22 Nov 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: ageing population, inheritance
In an ageing society, the question of inheritance is complex. Cultural factors count.

The New Holy Wars
6 Sep 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: economics, environmentalism, religion
America's leading secular religion was once economics. Has it now become environmentalism?

Torture: do ends justify means?
9 May 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: torture
Former Vice-President Dick Cheney says that torture saved American lives. Is that a good enough reason for authorising it?

William F. Buckley Jr: catalyst for conservatism
29 Feb 2008 | FEATURES |
His sparkling wit and trenchant analysis made him an institution in American political life. 

The cultural contradictions of capitalism
3 Aug 2006 | FEATURES |
Accounting for the fact that a culture based on self-reliance and hard work gradually turned into a culture of narcissism and mass consumption became Daniel Bell's greatest achievement. But did he have all the answers?

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