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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - U.S. Office Of Special
The District's nonvoting member of Congress is hoping to divorce the city from aspects of a law that limits federal employees' political activities as the city gains traction in efforts to increase the distance between local affairs and controlling hands on Capitol Hill.
At a time when government employees at all levels are coming under fire for their salaries, benefits and collective bargaining rights, this may not be the best environment to press for even more public workers' rights. But that is exactly what Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, is doing.