THE ADMINISTRATION: More & Less Politics

This week the new Hoover Commission, which has been authorized to survey the whole range of executive-branch activity, sent to the Congress its first report on reorganization of the U.S. Government. Its main recommendation: that more politically appointed, non career executives should be placed in positions that call for making and defending public policies. Herbert Hoover's commission of seven Republicans and five Democrats recognizes the damage that can be done when an incoming Administration is hamstrung by civil service rules protecting policymakers who are against its general program and outlook.

To balance the political appointees, the commission urged creation of...

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