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The Origins of the Anger Face

Why humans have evolved to flare their nostrils, furrow their brows, and frown

Major Background Check Contractor Furloughs Thousands of Employees

Personnel agency shifts investigations away from USIS following stop-work orders.

A Modest Proposal: Hire 1 Million New Federal Employees

An argument for a much bigger bureaucracy.

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Napa County, California, on Aug. 24.

What Happens When an Emergency Operations Center Is Damaged by an Earthquake?

Napa County officials recount how they had to turn to Plan B.

Many Federal Job Descriptions Are Dated

OPM challenges watchdog conclusion that it has neglected to track some job categories that need modernizing.

What Any Leader Can Learn From Pope Francis

Author of new book describes Francis as the most authentic leader he has ever seen.

What Grover Norquist Learned at Burning Man

The anti-tax activist came away from the Nevada desert party with an appreciation for its demand for "radical self-reliance."

Even Supreme Court Justices Cite 'Internet Facts' (Just Like the Rest of Us)

A new study finds that Supreme Court justices often cite briefs whose facts come from dubious sources.

Obama spent art of August vacationing on Martha's Vineyard.

Annals of the Security State, Presidential-Vacations Edition

Protecting modern presidents is a legitimate and crucial goal. Here is some of what it ends up meaning in practice.

Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is decontaminated last week after visiting aid workers in Africa.

American Aid Worker Contracts Ebola

An American doctor contracted the virus in Liberia.