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Bush Taps Journal Editor as Domestic-Policy Adviser

By Michelle R. Davis — June 06, 2006 1 min read

President Bush has chosen the editor-in-chief of The American Enterprise as his new White House domestic-policy adviser, a job earlier held by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.

On May 24, the president named Karl Zinsmeister, who has led the American Enterprise Institute magazine specializing in politics, business, and culture since 1994, for the domestic-policy post. Mr. Zinsmeister also served from 1988 to 1989 on an advisory board for the Department of Education’s National Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching, as well as a research director for the Working Seminar on Family and American Welfare Policy, a group of scholars and former government officials. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

“Karl has broad policy experience and a keen insight into many of the issues that face America’s families and entrepreneurs, including race, poverty, welfare, and education,” President Bush said in a statement.

The domestic-policy adviser works on issues ranging from immigration to education. Ms. Spellings held that post during President Bush’s first term. She was replaced by Claude A. Allen, who left the job in February and was later charged with theft for allegedly defrauding Target stores.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 07, 2006 edition of Education Week

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