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Government Bureaucracy

Memorial Day: For Vets, Too Many Delays and Not Enough Parades

Michael Winship | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Our veterans deserve much, much better. And of course, as far as I'm concerned, a lot more parades.

China's Bad Emperor Problem

Francis Fukuyama | Posted 04.30.2014 | World
Francis Fukuyama

If you have competent and well-trained bureaucrats or well-educated technical professionals who are dedicated to public interest, this kind of government is better than democratic government in the short term. But there are no institutional rules limiting the power of a bad emperor. The last bad emperor commonly acknowledged as such was Mao Zedong. Such an individual can do far more damage to the society than a constitutionally and democratically constrained democratic leader.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier. Why?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Controlling the development of culture has been the dream of tyrants and humanitarians alike, but neither has been successful. Yet we seriously posit that some "Secretary of Culture" can manage, coerce, shape, tinker, tailor, or soldier it into submission?

The 10 Colleges With The Worst Bureaucracies

Posted 01.31.2012 | College

Hating waiting forever to get your transcript? Don't want to deal with a nightmare when you switch majors? It may be time to look critically at scho...

Ten Years After 9/11: Is The U.S. Any Safer?

AP | By NANCY BENAC | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- We are safer, but not safe enough. In the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks, the government has taken giant steps to protect the nation...

The Financial Reform Bill May Get You "342-ed"

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill mandates that each of the roughly 30 federal agencies named in the bill must set up an "Office of Minority and Women Inclusion."

Town Halls: Don't Confuse Me with the Facts, My Mind Is Made Up

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

There is little opportunity for a dialogue in which facts are presented if the people you are talking to have already made up their minds. BUT, if you want an effective Town Hall, here's some advice.

When They Say Government They Mean You

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Try substituting some variation of the words, "We, the People," "us" or "the people making decisions for ourselves" every time you read or use the word "government."

Bizarro World of Health Care Reform: Standing Language On Its Head

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

Corporate socialism remains at the center of our "uniquely American" failed, fragmented, U.S. health insurance model that emulates the Wall Street norm of privatized profit and socialized risk.