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Who are these people?

When the media uses the phrase "GOP elite," to whom exactly are they referring? [more inside]
posted by lobbyist on Feb 2, 2012 - 21 answers

Suggestions for reading about large scale projects?

What large scale, generally peaceful and non-space related projects would be as fun to read about as the Apollo space program? Specific details are below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 1, 2012 - 34 answers

How did the U.S. House pass the payroll tax cut extension?

How did the U.S. House of Representatives pass the payroll tax cut extension yesterday when hardly any members were present? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Dec 24, 2011 - 11 answers

How long must a drug company prove a drug safe and effective to win FDA approval?

When a drug company is trying to get the FDA to approve a new drug, my understanding is that they have to demonstrate that it's clinically effective and not acutely toxic for a finite period of time (weeks or months). But how long? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Dec 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Externalities and government intervention

Do externalities (political or economic) necessarily constitute a market failure and thereby justify government intervention?
posted by espada0 on Dec 12, 2011 - 12 answers

They need treatment - they don't want to lose their job

An aquaintance of mine works for a defense contractor company as has a fairly high security clearance. They also have a serious drinking problem and have admitted that they are an alcoholic. However, they are afraid to go for treatment because they are concerned that they will lose their security clearance as a result. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2011 - 25 answers

Not libertarianism, not socialism, something completely different

Where would I go to collaborate on re-architecting government? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Nov 27, 2011 - 6 answers

The serial monogamist's revenge

Here is one requiring some detailed knowledge of social security benefits. How many ex-spouses can I make eligible for spousal benefits? [more inside]
posted by megatherium on Nov 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Tell me about regulatory enforcement careers

I'm curious about careers in financial-sector regulation. What kind of advanced education would help me get work with the U.S. Department of Justice, the FDIC, the SEC, or a state regulator? Is it better to focus on states (which ones?) or the federal government for this kind of stuff? Do some universities graduate more people into this kind of work than others? What kind of dues paying is required before the work gets interesting? What should I consider as I weigh either pursuing legal or finance training? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Nov 3, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I easily make a few bulk Twitter lists?

My organization has 193 Twitter accounts we'd like to organize in lists on our flagship account. I want to copy-and-paste in a flat text list of Twitter handles (one on each line) and then click a button to make a list containing all of those accounts. How can I do this?
posted by Hammerikaner on Oct 21, 2011 - 2 answers

The Canadian version of a FOIA request

In Canada, does the Access to Information Act apply to provincial and municipal governments?
posted by thewalrus on Oct 13, 2011 - 4 answers

Can anyone advise me on remotely applying to OR state jobs?

Anyone have experience with remotely applying to jobs with the State of Oregon? Can it be done and how did you do it? [more inside]
posted by bobbyno on Sep 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Put my mind at ease! Job interview worries

Put my mind at ease! Job interview worries [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo on Sep 20, 2011 - 7 answers

i want facts, figures & long, boring reports!

Where can I find the latest figures and in-depth reports on annual U.S. government subsidies? [more inside]
posted by glaucon on Sep 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Seeking opinions on career options and life directions for a young geologist - please weigh in with your experiences!

I'm a young geologist considering long-term career options and life directions. Please tell me about your experiences (as a geologist) in grad school, industry, or government/regulation. Or your experiences working in video/photography, as that is an alternative career path I'm considering. [more inside]
posted by Strudel on Sep 11, 2011 - 9 answers

10th Trade Tower Anniversary organized?

As I watch the outpouring of emotion and this week long remembrance of the Twin Towers tragedy, I can’t help but think that this is a well planned marketing campaign of some sort, rather than, a spontaneous reaction to the anniversary of the event. Do any of our readers have information that would indicate that there is some sort of master plan? [more inside]
posted by Old Timer on Sep 10, 2011 - 38 answers

Should I take this job just to be able to have a job with the Federal government?

I'm interviewing for a job with the Federal government that is far below the qualifications I have. What to do if I get an offer? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 24, 2011 - 25 answers

How can I find out whether I can reuse city or county publications?

What is the best way to find out whether publications by a US state, county, or city agency are copyrighted? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jul 28, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I stop my city government from outsourcing the decision to outsource government services?

I'm looking for research or advocacy groups that are critical of governments that hire consulting firms such as KPMG for budgetary advice or auditing purposes. Other than The Yes Men, please ;) [more inside]
posted by copystar on Jul 28, 2011 - 2 answers

US Budget for Dummies

Can you help me better understand the US budget? [more inside]
posted by Hypnotic Chick on Jul 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Failing to raise the debt limit

What happens if the U.S. defaults? [more inside]
posted by HabeasCorpus on Jul 10, 2011 - 13 answers

My kingdom for...a list of government agency contacts!

(asking for a friend:) Is there a quick way to find organizational charts (incl. contact info) for government agencies? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Jul 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Why isn't Congress's Salary Paid by the States?

Can anyone explain to me the reason why the pay for members of the United States Congress is paid by the federal government and not their respective states? Was such a system ever considered and rejected and, if so, why? I recognize that the offices are federal, but their ties to their state is the very reason they are there. Wouldn't state legislatures want that control or were they happy to dump the costs onto the federal government? This seems like something that would have been debated very early in our history yet I can't find any info on it. Thanks.
posted by Jamesonian on Jul 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Does playing poker count as job experience?

How can a professional poker player turned college graduate transition into a "real" job? [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Jun 27, 2011 - 9 answers

I know government employees are lazy but this might be pushing it...

Is it too soon to start looking for another job? Difficulty level: trying to go from government to the private sector after five months... [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Can knowing Persian and Arabic get me a job?

What kinds of jobs can I get based on my military experience and knowledge of languages? Should I study more first? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Jun 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I live in Chattanooga?

I'm thinking of moving (back) to Chattanooga. What is the job market like there? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jun 7, 2011 - 2 answers

He finally got his head examined

What's the magic word to get long-term depression and Parkinson's Disease accepted as Service Related for the purpose of securing a Veterans Administration pension for an 80-plus-year-old Korea Conflict veteran? [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on May 24, 2011 - 11 answers

How much does an inexperienced programmer get paid?

How much should I get paid as an inexperienced programmer doing Java web development for a US government contractor? I’m clueless. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me debunk Auntie (& Bill Whittle)

Help me debunk Auntie (& Bill Whittle) - warning, highly politicized fiscal data [more inside]
posted by Reasonably Everything Happens on Apr 21, 2011 - 10 answers

What's it like to interview for a government research position?

After a rather disappointing year on the academic job market, I've been contacted for a phone interview at Big Government Laboratory for a position in Research Area of My Expertise. What to expect? How to prepare? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Apr 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Suffrage and the American Emigrant: Confusion Abroad.

I have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. Am I permitted to register with the UK electoral roll if I am not yet a British citizen? [more inside]
posted by Vrai on Mar 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Good WIKI software for govt agency?

I need WIKI software that is good to use for a large U.S. federal government agency. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Mar 21, 2011 - 8 answers

What happens to a cleance if I leave the job?

Will a U.S. security clearance investigation in progress be halted if I leave my sponsoring company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2011 - 5 answers

A rational explanation of the GOP budget?

Can anyone point me toward some writing by a smart person in support of the GOP's budget? I'm not being snarky—I am sure that wealthy, anti-intellectual people looking out for their own interests is a motivation on the part of some congresspeople, but I am not ready to believe in a world where it is the only one. [more inside]
posted by zadermatermorts on Mar 7, 2011 - 11 answers

What post does the winning candidate pass in the UK "first past the post" voting system?

So the UK will be asked to decide soon whether to keep the "first past the post" voting system for electing MPs, or to adopt the AV (alternative voting) model. What I want to know is why "first past the post" is called "first past the post". What post is the winning candidate first past? [more inside]
posted by finding.perdita on Mar 2, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me find the Latin phrase describing my position on a religion/government issue...

Government/History/Religion question: is there a Latin phrase for a doctrine of belief in secular government (vs. theocracy or other religious governments) amongst a plurality of beliefs? [more inside]
posted by brownrd on Feb 26, 2011 - 11 answers

You can take this job....

Job boards and resources, paritcularly government and non profit sector. [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Feb 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I hope for future government employment after failing an SF85P?

Having failed an SF85P investigation, have I wrecked any chances of future government employment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Ministry of Bureaus and Agencies

Looking for some clarifications on why the US does not use the term "ministry" with its various governing bodies. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Feb 1, 2011 - 17 answers

America isn't a Democrat, it's a Republican! Er, yeah.

Where did the "America is a republic, not a democracy" argument come from, and how much truth is there to it? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jan 17, 2011 - 30 answers

Public & private

Can you think of some common examples where a municipality promotes a private business in return for a benefit to residents? [more inside]
posted by paulina961 on Jan 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions

I'm filling in a background-check form for a US government job--Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions--and I'm confused. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Are meetings with elected officials public knowledge?

Are meetings for members of Congress and other elected and appointed officials part of the public record? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Dec 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Which plan should I pick?

Which federal health plan should I choose? I just moved to DC for a non-postal federal job, and I have narrowed down my options to Blue Cross Standard, Blue Cross Basic, and GEHA. [more inside]
posted by hijol on Dec 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Why not anarchy?

What would happen if society, especially American society, were to lapse into anarchy? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Dec 5, 2010 - 66 answers

Tax cuts

How many small business owners earn more than $1,000,000 a year in taxable income? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Nov 15, 2010 - 3 answers

I shape young lives

What's it like teaching in developed countries other than the US? We constantly compare test scores, but what are the differences in how teachers live, train, and are reimbursed in more competitive nations? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Nov 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Name this area of study

I'm interested in the intersection of corporations and government. I come from a legal background What area of study would you class this as, and what reading could you give me? Bonus points for UK-specific, but US and global are fine as well. [more inside]
posted by djgh on Oct 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Unfairly Fired by Feds

Need advice for friend wrongly dismissed by the federal government. [more inside]
posted by mbx on Oct 22, 2010 - 11 answers

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