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Steve Lilienthal


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Steve Lilienthal is a former Washington, D.C. Public Library employee. He has written for PR Week and The Rothenberg Political Report and served as a policy analyst at the Free Congress Foundation.

Email: editor@citylimits.org

Articles, Investigations and Blogs

Corruption, cronyism—much was wrong with old-fashioned machine politics. But compared to today's campaigns of sound-bites and surveys, yesterday's ward heelers fused genuine relationships between politics and people's lives.



In the age of the Internet and an era of shrinking government budgets, are public libraries worth taxpayers' dollars. A conservative policy analyst—and former library worker—says "yes."