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Summer Getaways 2015: The Ease of Preventing Prison Escapes

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 09.15.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

Preventing another prison escape is not a construction or design matter. It's a human resources task of culling out corruption. Ask the prison staffers who helped El Chapo get free and remain on the loose now for two months.

Lawyer Paternalism Is A Very Serious Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 03.20.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The "temporary incompetence" of clients due to their emotional state and the attorneys' paternalistic attitude toward clients create a lack of understanding on the part of both the attorney and the client. This is the legal equivalent of a ship that hits rocks, runs aground, veers off course, and possibly sinks.

Breaking Up With Siri Who Was Supposed to Be My Best Friend

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Imagine giving commands to a virtual assistant and having an even smarter smart phone working for me! Even at my age, I am embracing new technology if it makes my life easier. Everyone needs a virtual assistant, right?

4 Reasons Why You Might Be Tolerating Incompetence

Mike Harden | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

We all hope we can take our incompetent employees and somehow make them competent. We put them on 90-day plans, give them additional training, and coach them. But in the end, we usually find ourselves terminating them.

Management Isn't a Quest for Scapegoats

Edward Muzio | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Edward Muzio

If you believe the most skeptical people (and statistics), there's a sizable population of employees out there who don't have much idea what's going on, and who get by largely by looking hectically busy and useful to others too overwhelmed to notice the deception.

Does The TSA Give You Good Service? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Like most Americans, Jim Davies thinks the Transportation Security Administration might benefit from top-to-bottom reform.

When the Law Is Involved, Do Notions Of Fairness Matter?

Mark Baer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

When attorneys, mediators and others are involved in the process, their concepts of fairness may well differ from those of one or both of the parties and from those of the other professionals involved.

Benghazi and the IRS: Here's One Reason

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

For those who think I'm exaggerating, look at one of the most horrifically incompetent efforts in recent years, the attempt to clean up sexual misconduct in the armed forces. Why haven't chiefs of staff been fired? Why haven't service secretaries resigned?

What JPMorgan Chase Really Means When It Complains about Regulation

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Nathaniel Frank

Bankers would have you believe they're not lending enough because of government constraints. In reality, they're not lending enough because they've grown dependent on government largesse.

Beauty College Accused Of INSANE Practice

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.16.2012 | Weird News

At a Montana beauty school, for less than $10,000 you'll learn to trim pubic hair, and then get expelled. That's what 17 students and employees at ...

Do You Have the Imposter Syndrome?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

No, there's not really a recognized condition called "the imposter syndrome." But it's a handy label to describe the self-doubt that many people, particularly high achievers, experience.

The Greatest Acts Of Incompetence Ever (PHOTOS)

College Humor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

These folks are the business of failure. And business is booming....

HUAC: Americanism

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kaplan

Cynically magnifying trivialities; bluster and innuendo; guilt by association; shameless grandstanding ... wouldn't it be nice if these were considered un-American activities?

A Beer For The Guys -- A Leech For The 911 Caller

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

While Crowley gets the 15 minutes of White House fame -- and a free beer -- that he inveigled out of the President -- perhaps a decent lawyer will come forward and offer to represent Lucia Whalen.

Why Detroit Can't Be Trusted to Handle a Bailout

Charles H. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles H. Green

Both bankruptcy and bailout offer the same dismal prospect: a zombie-like return of the same poor thinking that made Detroit the East Germany of American business.

WATCH: Live From Location Of McCain's Walter Reed Photo Snafu

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

This controversial report from a former student at Walter Reed Middle School rips the lid off of the scandal that left America asking "Seriously, WTF ...

Friday Talking Points [45] -- Lessons Democrats Should Learn From Obama's Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I know that just about the entire blogosphere is talking about John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin (who?) for his running mate, but I, for one, refuse t...