Least surprising news of the day: The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that almost 70 percent of fireworks-related injuries occur around the Fourth of July. Best factoid in the report: Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees--hot enough to melt some metals.
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.
Want to contribute to this story? Share your addition in comments.