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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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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...

Spending and More Spending

May 9, 2005 California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, according to a report in the Washington Times, says efforts like the Minuteman Project--under which some folks are sitting in lawn chairs next to barbecue grills in Arizona in order to ward off would-be illegal immigrants--are what happens when the federal government doesn't do its job...

Feint Praise

May 9, 2005 It's not every day that a United States senator puts out a press release praising the efficiency and effectiveness of a federal program--even when it is a pet program of the senator's, and the praise is mostly designed to prevent budget cuts.

The Gambler

May 9, 2005 The Justice Department announced Friday that ex-Bureau of Engraving and Printing employee Donald Edward Stokes had been arrested for allegedly stealing $30,000 in currency from the agency's Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. He was charged with theft of government property. (Well, I suppose that's what it was, technically.)...

Naming Conventions

May 9, 2005 Seventy or eighty or so years from now, you're going to be able to walk into a nursing home and shout "Emily! Jacob!" and half the people will turn around. That's right, the Social Security Administration has reported that once again, those two names were the most popular baby names...

Rules of the Roadless

May 6, 2005 Let's play "Press Release Roulette." Who do you believe about the Bush administration's new rule on roadless areas in national forests? The Forest Service ("Forest Service acts to conserve roadless areas in national forests"), the Natural Resources Defense Council ("Bush administration replaces roadless rule with treeless rule"), the American Forest...

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