A new report finds women face more challenges reaching top positions and salaries
The Worst Writing In the Federal Government Gets Failing Grade
Advocates against gobbledygook are trying to shame federal agencies into keeping it simple
5 New Blows to Expect if Government Shutdown Doesn’t End Soon
A two-week government shutdown is one thing. A four-week shutdown would be something entirely different.
NBC/WSJ Poll: Shutdown Doing Major Damage to GOP and Congress Popularity
Recent polls show Americans can find little to like in either political party
Shutdown Workaround: National Parks Can Reopen if States Foot the Bill
The federal government will allow some national parks to reopen if states pay for their operations
Starbucks Asks Customers to Sign Petition to End Government Shutdown
Petition is latest effort for the politically-engaged coffee chain and its CEO
How to Fix the Post Office: Keep the ‘Last Mile,’ Outsource the Rest
A proposal to create a “hybrid” United States Postal Service would keep postal workers on their routes while allowing private companies to compete for mail collection, transportation, and processing.
General Eric Shinseki, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, appeared on CNN yesterday. The interview was a nothingburger, but I suppose we should be grateful that the Secretary has offered proof of his existence.
The Wages of Moderation
This week’s print column on the latest, sad–but sort of hopeful–attempt at bipartisanship.
A Response to David Frum, Who Seems to Like the Obama Stimulus Better Than He Thinks He Does
Frum’s double whack at The New New Deal raises legitimate questions about green industrial policy.
The Obama Cabinet
I don’t have a dog in the Secretary of State hunt.* But I do have an idea about how to get both John Kerry and Susan Rice into the Cabinet.
As Government Reacts to Sandy, Lessons from Katrina and Other Natural Disasters
The politics and policy of emergency preparedness have changed a lot in the last seven years.
Fast and Furious Report Destroys Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories
For more than a year and a half, everyone from House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa to right-wing provocateurs on Fox News have been lobbing fiery accusations about Operation Fast and Furious, including that it was a plot conceived by the White House for a variety of nefarious purposes.