Numerous stories appeared in the media last week about the possible appointment of Professor Thomas Brunell, a GOP redistricting expert with no known management experience, to be deputy director of the Census Bureau.
Professor Brunell would be a political appointment replacing a career employee in the chief day-to-day operations job at the bureau. Several articles spell out the consequences of such an appointment by the Trump administration:
- A Huffington Post article
- A Washington Post editorial
- An interview with our colleague Terri Ann Lowenthal on NPR’s Morning Edition