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Tom Shoop

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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Denny's Grand Slam.

April 18, 2005 What is it with Denny's and federal employees? First the restaurant chain had to fight for years back in the '90s to restore its image after six black Secret Service agents said they were denied service at an Annapolis, Md., restaurant. Now, the Washington Times reports, Denny's has again been...

Brainiac Forever.

April 17, 2005 This is off-topic, but I just got a chuckle out of this headline in the Washington Times: "Einstein's Intellect Remains Unmatched." And in other news, Picasso Still Considered Pretty Darn Good Painter.

Straight to Video

April 15, 2005 The media and government have found a surefire way to drop even lower in public esteem. The news media like to indulge-oh, let's be honest, encourage-official Washington in careening from one crisis to another. That's true even when the flap in question concerns the practices of the media itself. Such...

Cutting Remark.

April 14, 2005 Robin Givhan--the Post's fashion reporter, for those who don't know--takes a shot at U.N. ambassador nominee John Bolton's hair today, characterizing it as "drooping over his forehead as if he'd stepped from the shower and shaken his hair dry in the manner of an Afghan hound." Not the most substantative...

Whose Passport Policy?

April 14, 2005 At the risk of beating a dead horse on this Canada-Mexico passport thing, here's a truly incredible comment from President Bush on his own administration's initiative: "When I first read that in the newspaper, about the need to have passports, particularly today's crossings that take place -- about a million,...

Uniformity.

April 13, 2005 It's the little things that count. That's why the Navy is leaving no bureaucratic stone unturned in its effort to approve new uniforms for sailors. Here's how a Navy press release yesterday described the ongoing process: "As sailors around the fleet continue to assess the new Navy Working and Service...

Pulp Fiction.

April 13, 2005 Has Tom Davis been watching a few too many Quention Tarantino movies lately? At a conference yesterday, he offered up this rather gruesome image: "When the government wants to lose weight, they usually try to cut off some fingers and toes, when they should be cutting off fat." What's wrong...

Get the Knack.

April 12, 2005 The president of the United States has "My Sharona" on his iPod. I'm speechless. Speechless. I have no speech. But I'll have something to talk about if I ever meet the president. Because maybe he once waited in line for several hours to get tickets to see the Knack, too.

Apply Now! Or Maybe Later.

April 10, 2005 More on the impending boom in passport applications: In her press conference Wednesday, Bureau of Consular Affairs chief Maura Harty went out of her way to thank members of the media for being there, because they could help get out the word that people should take their time applying for...

Passport Processing Pileup.

April 7, 2005 Here's one of those stories about how policy initiatives translate into real work on the front lines: At a press conference yesterday, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Maura Harty said that with the new border security initiative requiring many people to have passports to travel to Canada and...