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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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Bureaucrat Battler.

November 22, 2004 Sort of an odd story in the Washington Post today about President Bush's efforts to rein in the bureaucracy. It makes a tortured attempt to connect Cabinet shifts with the administration's on-again, off-again efforts at civil service reform (and with efforts to overhaul the regulatory process).

Lack of Intelligence.

November 22, 2004 If you need an example of why public trust in government continues to erode, look no further than this weekend's (lack of) action on the intelligence overhaul bill. Now there's lots of room for debate about the merits of the bill, as I've noted before. But at the end of...

Party On.

November 19, 2004 Guess we have our answer on the relative level of lavishness of the inauguration. President Bush has named three of his top fundraisers to drum up big bucks for the festivities. Taxpayers will kick in $2.8 million, too.

Drug Bust.

November 19, 2004 Here's the FDA reservation. And there's agency scientist David J. Graham way, way off it in the distance. Graham headed to the Hill yesterday to lob a grenade into the whole Vioxx mess, calling it a "profound regulatory failure" and saying the agency is "virtually defenseless" against preventing a similar...

Party Hardly.

November 18, 2004 A "long-time government employee" who signs herself "BJB" offers the following suggestion: "Since we have people sacrificing their lives during this time of war and the country is desperately short of money, it would be fitting that the inauguration events be low-key and less security-intense. This means no parades, limited...

Spell Check.

November 18, 2004 WSJ.com's James Taranto on President Bush's nomination of Maragaret Spellings to be Education Secretary: "Were we ever relieved to learn she was married. The Education Department is the last place you want to find Miss Spellings." Har har.

Get on the Buss.

November 18, 2004 USA Today thinks there's altogether too much kissing going on in the Oval Office these days. But hey, at least... Nope. Not going there. No way. Update: 1:41 p.m. Hilary Clinton just described her husband as someone "who loves his fellow man" at the opening of the Bill Clinton Presidential...

Sniping Spies.

November 17, 2004 The front-page battle at the CIA continues, as the New York Times reports on a leaked memo from Porter Goss telling agency employees that they need to get behind the the administration and its policies. The Washington Times adds that the Pentagon is cheering Goss on. Need to get up...

Crest, Colgate or War?

November 16, 2004 In its December issue, our (big) sister publication, The Atlantic, presents the results of a sobering "war game" the magazine organized on the subject of how to respond to Iraq's onward march to develop nuclear weapons. One of the key conclusions: the process by which people at the highest levels...

Ousting Scouts.

November 16, 2004 The federal government can't seem to make up its mind about the Boy Scouts. National Journal recently reported that the Education Department had published rules under the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act that prevent schools from excluding the Boy Scouts of America from using school facilities for meetings. (Some...

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