Dr. Donald J. Devine
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The Washington Postlabeled Donald Devine Ronald Reagan’s “terrible swift sword of the civil service” as director of the U.S.
The Washington Postlabeled Donald Devine Ronald Reagan’s “terrible swift sword of the civil service” as director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management during President Reagan’s first term when they cut 100,000 bureaucratic jobs and saved more than $6 billion by reducing bloated benefits.
Before and after his government service he has been an academic, teaching 14 years as associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland and for a decade as a professor of Western civilization at Bellevue University, following the former president’s entreaty to teach the American heritage to the next generation.
He is currently senior scholar for The Fund for American Studies in Washington, DC, an adjunct scholar at The Heritage Foundation, a writer and editor, policy consultant, and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute. Devine is the author of eight books, The Attentive Public, The Political Culture of the United States, Does Freedom Work?, Reagan Electionomics, Reagan's Terrible Swift Sword, Restoring the Tenth Amendment, In Defense of the West, and his most recent, America’s Way Back.
Devine has been a Republican nominee for Congress and for state comptroller.