"Human welfare is the first and final task of government." - John Steinbeck
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IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE WATER
Anthony Clark is a writer, and former speechwriter and legislative director in the U.S. House of Representatives. He writes about presidential legacy and government oversight.
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, he graduated from St. Aidan School in Williston Park and Chaminade High School in Mineola. He earned a Master of Science in Management and Systems from New York University.
Anthony now lives in rural Southern Maryland, where he enjoys the outdoors and misses bagels and pizza.
FEDERAL ELECTRONIC RECORDS
ARCHIVIST OF THE UNITED STATES
2010 CENSUS: HARD TO COUNT
FEDERAL MUSEUM EXHIBITS
2010 CENSUS: GROUP QUARTERS
Anthony devised, planned, and wrote Congressional oversight hearings on the management of federal electronic records, including personal vs. official email; the National Archives’ (NARA) use of federal advisory committees; the loss of veterans’ electronic records; stakeholders’ views on selecting the next archivist of the United States; the participation of hard to count communities in the 2010 Census; NARA’s ability to safeguard electronic records; the Freedom of Information Act; NARA’s decision to emphasize museum exhibits over records processing; federal Web 2.0 technology; the challenges of counting people living in group quarters during the 2010 Census; the 20-years-delayed reauthorization of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission; and public, free open access to billions of dollars worth of federally funded research.
Anthony is no longer commenting on or accepting interview requests about presidential libraries; former presidents and their legacies; the planned Obama Library in Chicago; presidential foundations; administration of the Presidential Records Act, the Presidential Libraries Act, and federal records (including electronic); or the National Archives and Records Administration. Some of his previous interviews on these subjects can be found here:
Brian Lamb/C-SPAN: Q&A
Washington Journal/C-SPAN: Your Money
Book Talk/C-SPAN: The Last Campaign
Chicago Tonight/WTTW: What’s the Purpose of Presidential Libraries?
WTTW: Obama Presidential Library
Ward Room/5 NBC Chicago: What to Expect From Presidential Library in Chicago
5 NBC Chicago: Obama’s Library: Experts Debate Economic Boost Chicago Can Expect
WLS-TV/ABC7: Obama Library Location to be Announced Tuesday
Politics Tonight/WGN-TV: Obama Library Coming to Chicago
Politics Tonight/WGN-TV: Building Presidential Libraries and Legacies
WGN-TV: Political Legacies In Chicago & Beyond
Fox32-TV: Chicago City Council passes Obama library ordinance
The Last Word/MSNBC: Rewriting the Ridiculousness of Presidential Libraries
WBEZ: Library land for the Obama Presidential Archives
WBEZ/Morning Shift: Obama Library Reaction
WBEZ/Morning Shift: New book digs into impact of Presidential legacy
WBEZ Morning Shift: The Economic Impact of Presidential Libraries
WNYC/NPR: EXTRA! EXTRA! Teddy Roosevelt Goes Digital!
WBUR/RadioBoston: After Foundation CEO Resignation, What’s Next For The JFK Library?
KCRW/Which Way LA?: Conflict over the Nixon Presidential Library
WILL/Illinois Public Media: What’s the Point of Presidential Libraries?
Marketplace/American Public Media: Do presidential libraries really pay off for cities?
WGN-Radio: Anthony Clark Breaks Down the Problem with Presidential Libraries
Federal News Radio 1500 AM: In Depth with Francis Rose
Fox News Radio: A Few Moments With: Anthony Clark
The Soul of Enterprise/VoiceAmerica: Interview with Anthony Clark
TheCommentary.ca: Anthony J. Clark
The Baffler: There Goes the Neighborhood
PolitiFact: Did the Clinton Foundation go ‘above and beyond’ in transparency?
Yahoo! Politics: Hillary Clinton vs the record-keepers
Christian Science Monitor: Obama library in Chicago: What it means for city’s South Side
New York Magazine: The Alarming Math Behind Barack Obama’s Library
Reuters: Final proposals submitted for Obama presidential library
The Chicago Reader: What’s Wrong with Presidential Libraries?
Chicago Tribune: Fundraising ability key to winning Obama library
Chicago Tribune: Ford museum face-lift signals Obama Library will be ongoing project
Chicago Tribune: Should UIC, U of Hawaii Stay in Race for Obama Library?
Crane’s Chicago Business: UIC’s Blue-Collar Pitch for Obama Library
USA TODAY: Trump’s election has changed Obama’s post-presidency plans
Voice of America: Obama Presidential Center Begins to Take Shape
Chronicle of Higher Education: New Director Takes Over at Nixon Library
AllGov.com: Nixon Library Hires Director with No Library Experience
Washington Examiner: Library drama complicates Obama’s Chicago legacy
Pacific Standard magazine: Nixon’s Presidential Library: The Last Battle of Watergate
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Maybe Obama Library here not such good idea after all
Blytheville (AR) Courier-News: A New Reason to Visit Dallas
The Airspace: Why Aren’t Presidential Libraries Better?
The Mineola American: Kick-Started
The Mineola American :Mineola Native Reaches Kickstarter Goal
Mineola Patch: Mineola Native “Kickstarting” Book on Presidential Libraries
Roll Call: Archivist Gadfly Aims to Keep Ex-Presidents Honest
Orange County Register: Nixon library chief greeted with relief, dismay
The Globe and Mail: Obama ready to say farewell to the White House, but not to his legacy
La Tercera: El contradictorio legado que deja Barack Obama
La Nación: La vida después de la Casa Blanca: qué hacen los presidentes de EE.UU.
BBC Brasil: A biblioteca de meio bilhão de dólares que cuidará do legado de Obama
Agence France-Presse: Obamas pick presidential library site in Chicago: source
Lettera43: Stati Uniti, scontro sull’eredità politica di Obama
Centre for Imperial and Global History: The Untold History of Presidential Libraries