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Vice President and Editor in Chief Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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The Wrong Questions

May 16, 2005 Sometime GovExec contributor and longtime public service expert Paul Light had a nice column in Newsday Sunday on the John Bolton situation. On the form Bolton had to fill out before he was nominated, Light notes, "none of the more than 200 questions asked about Bolton's definition of leadership, his...

Hope Springs Eternal

May 16, 2005 Now comes the time in the military base-closing process when members of Congress seek to deflect accusations that they failed to protect all of their states' facilities by gamely suggesting it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings. Just a few examples: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas: "This recommendation list...

No Ice, Please

May 16, 2005 Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago have discovered a new kind of water that doesn't freeze--even at temperatures near absolute zero. “Even though people have been modeling water for decades,” said visiting scientist Christian J. Burnham from the University of Houston, “we are only now just beginning to appreciate...

Insecure Future

May 15, 2005 TSA could be killed just as quickly as it was created. In retrospect, that moment after the Sept. 11 attacks when Americans fell back in love with big government, seeking protection from the fears raised by the most egregious act of terrorism ever perpetrated on American soil, seems to have...

There Otter Be A Law

May 13, 2005 You might think that Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., has re-introduced the Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act to support sea otter research programs at the Fish and Wildlife Service just because the little critters are so darn adorable. You'd be right. The title of his press release says it...

No Rapture Regs

May 12, 2005 Another urban legend bites the dust: No, the FAA does not have regulations stating that Christian airline pilots must be paired with non-believers in cockpits to keep planes from falling out of the sky when the Rapture occurs and Christians are swept up into the clouds to meet Jesus.

Head for the Heels

May 12, 2005 Best detail I've seen yet from yesterday's "Run for your lives, a Cessna's attacking Washington" reporting comes from the Washington Times: "House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi fled in her stocking feet when Capitol Police officers lifted her out of her shoes."

Rumsfeld: Pentagon won’t ax more than 10 percent of bases

May 12, 2005 The Defense Department will recommend that no more than 10 percent of military bases be shut down in its list of base closures and realignments, scheduled to be released Friday morning, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday. Rumsfeld told reporters at a media briefing Thursday that only 5 to 10...

Greece and Love

May 11, 2005 The American Hellenic Institute has called on the United States to establish a "special relationship" with Greece. You know, they've got a point. We've been hanging out with Greece for, like, more than 200 years, and having a really good time, without making the kind of real commitment that Greece...

No Mis-Spellings

May 11, 2005 I've been combing over Education Department press releases for a week now, and I'll admit the reason: I was hoping to find misspellings or grammatical errors and make fun of them. I've come up completely empty, which reflects very well on whoever is producing these things. Can you imagine the...

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