FAA Standoff Escalates: You Highlight Our Pork, We’ll Highlight Yours

It’s not the most important example of bipartisan gridlock these days, but the legislation funding the Federal Aviation Administration expired Friday at midnight after House and Senate leaders failed to reach agreement on a routine extension. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that nearly 4,000 FAA employees will be …

Air Traffic Controllers: Let Them Nap

The next time TIME’s D.C. Bureau Chief Michael Duffy catches me sleeping at my desk, the top sheet of an National Transportation Safety Board report stuck to my face, I’ll be ready with a response: I was increasing my work performance and alertness—significantly.