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...and what it means for how I function here. The Hatch Act , originally passed in 1939 and updated periodically, defines what political activities a federal employee may and may not engage in. I'...
by sfbob
Comment Count 51 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 12:59 PM PDT with 66 Recommends
In his best-selling book “Capital in the 21st Century,” French economist Thomas Piketty identifies privatization as one of the causes of global inequality. Indeed, the sell-off of public ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
On Wednesday, the House passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act in response to the VA scandal. However, the bill does nothing to address systemic problems at the VA. ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri May 23, 2014 at 07:01 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
I don't know. From what I hear on the news there are two main problems with the VA: a huge backlog of new veterans who have applied for VA medical care but who have not yet been enrolled, and ...
by pwoodford
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed May 21, 2014 at 01:08 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Contracting out public services—which aims to help the federal, state and local governments save tax dollars—often has a harmful effect on the community, including worsening inequality and ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Stunning - particularly the first 6 minutes (apologies for the ad in the beginning):
by Puddytat
Comment Count 137 comments on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 01:03 PM PST with 148 Recommends
Who knew? Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is an accomplished astrophysicist. Must be so, because he's perfected NASA's long-used technique (applied again this week with its Juno robot probe) to "...
by rlegro
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
One area in which Chris Christie excels is in making unilateral decisions without considering the co-equal legislature. And for the most part, these decisions are not in accord with the wishes or ...
by deciminyan
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 05:31 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Yesterday, it became public that Stephen Heyman oversaw TWO excessive prosecutions of hacker-defendants who committed suicide, Aaron Swartz and Jonathan James . There are multiple petitions ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 128 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:24 AM PST with 275 Recommends
Nobody appears to have picked up on this story yet, so you're stuck with my take on it. Just so you're warned, some ranting is included further down. As most here know, voters in the state of ...
by sfbob
Comment Count 258 comments on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 04:15 PM PST with 155 Recommends
I've spent the past 20 years of my life working in government, at all levels, mostly in the state of Texas, where I achieved the highest position one can achieve without being elected to office. I'...
by CrazyHorse
Comment Count 57 comments on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 09:17 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
Paramedics stranded in broken down ambulance for an hour with automatic gunfire all around them . No police available. People with life and death emergencies not getting assisted. Do you have any ...
by Xavier Onassis EMTP
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 07:56 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The article below was written by a friend of mine who has a background working in the government. He has given his permission for me to reprint this on Daily Kos and ePluribus Media. The original ...
by GreyHawk
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 07:51 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 06:10 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Below the fold a Diary I think needs to be reposted in light of the Republicans wanting to shut down our government. IMHO government is good. The government paid for my health care ...
by webranding
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 02:19 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
I started this as a comment on the diary about the guy in California who killed himself after being laid off. But after I got everything down that I felt needed to be said, I realized it stands ...
by RamblinDave
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 08:34 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
I've said what I am about to say in comment after comment here. Never in a Diary. I come from a family of Republicans. Sane Republicans. You couldn't pay them to watch Glenn Beck or listen to Rush. ...
by webranding
Comment Count 43 comments on Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 07:23 PM PST with 25 Recommends
While the frustration with civil servants is certainly understandable, the target of the public's ire is misguided. The problem with going after civil service unions is that they don't really ...
by dctaylor
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 10:53 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Meteor Blades wrote about it today. Please read that first. But this is a meme I've been ...
by webranding
Comment Count 367 comments on Fri Jan 07, 2011 at 12:27 PM PST with 307 Recommends
Today in the Baltimore Sun, a reader sent in the following "observations": Your article "Panel to propose raising the bar for state pensions" points out the ridiculous benefits public ...
by captainlaser
Comment Count 323 comments on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 10:44 AM PST with 272 Recommends