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The Bush administration is placing political appointees at various agencies in more permanent senior civil service positions in order to sustain Bush policy under the Obama administration. The ...
by LithiumCola
Comment Count 357 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2008 at 09:45 PM PST with 615 Recommends
. Rumor has it that Bill O’Reilly’s attack on Daily Kos was, at least in part, triggered by me. Or specifically by my ...
by David Brin
Comment Count 224 comments on Wed Jul 25, 2007 at 01:38 PM PDT with 342 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
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
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
by Maccabee
Comment Count 163 comments on Thu Oct 13, 2005 at 10:51 AM PDT with 222 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
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
...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
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
Two days ago I heard a very brief blurb on MSNBC, reporting that Michael Chertoff, from the goodness of his heart, is filling all vacant positions within Homeland Security. Packing the house. ...
by Granny Doc
Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Jan 18, 2008 at 05:46 AM PST with 46 Recommends
One question that has arisen, is whether, assuming Obama wins, we can get rid of the packing of government positions with Reopublican idealogues. It is important to remember that far more then any ...
by DrSteveB
Comment Count 77 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 06:22 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
One of our beleaguered senior federal professionals - who happens to be a fan - wrote in: “One of my employees tried to check out your blog on his government computer. Red flags went off ...
by David Brin
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 12:56 PM PST with 44 Recommends
Some of the proposals I’ve been offering may be “unusual” - unspoken elsewhere - simply because they seem... well... boring!  Have you heard anyone else raise the ...
by David Brin
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 08:43 PM PST with 33 Recommends
by Boadicaea
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Aug 07, 2006 at 12:45 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
In the spring of 1967, I had just turned 22 and was hired by the Federal Government Civil Service merit program in what to my knowledge was an experiment. I was one of two women in the country to ...
by yoduuuh do or do not
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Nov 09, 2010 at 07:10 AM PST with 30 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
Although I'm a Democrat and proudly so, I was once a Republican. This at the start of the Reagan years, when I was in my early 20s and still largely believing what I had heard in my childhood. A ...
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 64 comments on Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 06:51 AM PST with 26 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