New Report Finds Widespread Failures At The Secret Service

A new report finds that the problems at the Secret Service are far deeper than previously known.

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Political Hack Resigns As OPM Director

The unqualified hack who led OPM while China stole 21 million sensitive personnel files has finally resigned.

Why is Harvard Subsidized by the Taxpayer?

A wealthy alumnus has given Harvard $400 million, sparking a heated debate.

Elon Musk Beneficiary of $4.9 Billion in Government Subsidies

Billionaire wunderkind Elon Musk has had a lot of help from taxpayers.

U.S. Government Losing $100,000,000 Per Year On Nickel And Penny Production

The U.S. Government continues to lose money on production of two coins that people barely use anymore.

The U.S. Government Wants Lawyers To Come Work For Free!

The U.S. Government is looking for lawyers willing to work for free.

President Obama Urges FCC to Make Internet a Utility

Obama proposes four ‘net neutrality’ rules.

Should Lawmaking Be Left to Congress?

Should the Legislature take back legislating from the Executive?

Obama and Ebola: Perception and Reality

The president is frustrated.

Today’s Counterfactual: Tea Party Incumbent Loses to Establishment Republican in House Primary

David Trott’s victory in Michigan’s District 11 Republican House primary marks the first time this year a Republican Establishment candidate has upset a Tea Party Incumbent.

Rush Limbaugh Is Madder Than Hell And He’s Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Rush Limbaugh is still really, really angry about subsidized birth control. And lots of other stuff.

Supreme Court Rules Some Employees Can Opt Out Of Public Employee Unions

The Supreme Court has limited the ability of public employee unions to force people to join their ranks.

New York’s Highest Court Kills Mike Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

Mike Bloomberg’s absurd soda ban is, thankfully, dead.

EPA Employees Pooping in Hallway

Apparently, the EPA needs to start environmental cleanup a little closer to home.

VA’s Lake Wobegon Syndrome Isn’t Unusual

My latest for The Hill, “Why all VA executives are above average,” has posted.

Former NSA Chief Cashing in Big as Cyber Security Consultant

Retired General Keith Alexander is hawking his services to banks at princely sums.

Who will be the new House Whip?

GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy of California won the vote to replace Eric Cantor as the new GOP House Majority Leader. The question is who replaces McCarthy.

Are Federal Executives Underpaid?

Can we fix the VA at what government pays?

Who Broke the VA?

There’s plenty of blame to go around.

The Government-Liberty Connection: Hobbes

An ongoing set of considerations on the relationship between liberty and government.

Portland Dumps 38 Million Gallons of Water Over 16 Ounces of Urine

Portland, Oregon government officials and USA Today headline writers are innumerate.

Donald Rumsfeld Has ‘Absolutely No Idea’ if His Tax Returns Are Accurate

Our tax system is so complicated that whether we’re filing our returns correctly is a known unknown.

One to watch: Alleged Voter Fraud in North Carolina

Voter ID supporters are pointing to a report from the North Carolina Board of Elections as proof of ongoing Voter Fraud. But, while long on facts, the report has yet to reach any such conclusions.

Has Government Worker Pay Been Shrinking?

Eric Katz of Government Executive points to “The Incredible Shrinking Pay Raise in One Chart.”

ObamaCare Will Push 2 Million Out of Work! And That’s a Good Thing!

A CBO report on the Affordable Care Act is getting a polarized reading.

Gates Insulted Obama Predicted Gates’ Actions

Dave Weigel has identified “The funniest part of Robert Gates’ very serious new memoir.”

No Previously Published Works Will Enter Into US Public Domain Between Now and 2019

No previously published works have entered the US Public Domain since 1978. And none are scheduled to enter until 1923. So what are we missing?

Obama Apologizes to People Who Lost Lousy Insurance Because of ObamaCare

President Obama has apologized for breaking his “If you like your plan, you can keep it” pledge. Does he have anything to be sorry about?

FAA Lifts Restrictions On Using Electronics On Airplanes

Finally, the FAA acts to end a pretty dumb rule.

VA Gave Bonuses For Shoddy Claim Processing

The VA created an incentive system that rewarded fast, half-assed claim processing that denied complicated requests.

We Don’t Have a Secretary of the Air Force

Michael Donley announced he was stepping down as Secretary of the Air force in April and did so in June. No replacement has been named.

Man Arrested For Refusing to Turn Off Electronic Equipment

Richard Calderoni was arrested after acting like a jerk on an airplane.

IRS Says IRS Conferences Followed IRS Rules

The IRS spent $50 million on 225 employee conferences. What did the taxpayer get in return?

The BOLO List And The Question Of Optics VS Effectiveness

The TIGTA audit reveals the BOLO “Tea Party” list was right 81% of the time. But does that change anything?

1/3 of Flagged 501(c)(3)&(4) Applications were from Non-Conservative Groups

Tax analyst Martin A. Sullivan finds that 1/3rd of “potentially political applications” approved by the IRS were from non-conservative groups.

Finland’s Cardboard Baby Boxes

Finland gives all parents of newborns a cardboard box for their babies to sleep in. No, they’re not homeless.

Federal Workers Should Be Wary of Outside Employment During Furloughs

Federal workers are facing being laid off several days without pay; they’re being advised not to seek private sector employment to make up the difference.

AP: Administration Officials Using Secret Email Addresses

Several top Administration officials have secret email addresses, the Associated Press reports.

The Wetumpka Tea Party and Defining “Potential Political Cases”

When does politics become the “primary activity” of a 501(c)4?

The New Normal Ain’t Normal

A generation of kids with massive student loans and no prospects is bad news for the status quo.

FDA Considering Age Limits For Caffeinated Beverages?

Recent comments from an FDA official raise the prospect that the agency is considering minor’s access to caffeinated beverages.