Is it illegal to make profit of products carrying a government logo? [more inside]
Please Help Naming a Blog: I work for a government agency that helps other agencies (state and local) with records management issues and public records law. We've been instructed to start a Records Management Blog and are trying to think of a title for the blog. [more inside]
How does a parliamentary democracy function during the time between a government's dissolution and new elections? [more inside]
Which other countries (if any) have a specific, famous office for their heads of government, comparable to the Oval Office for the President of the United States? [more inside]
How do investment banks, specifically initial public offerings, affect government policy and vice versa?
How do I obtain newer Foreign Service Institute language learning coursework and education materials? [more inside]
What are the main foreign policy problems facing Obama and his administration right now?
Why do I find propaganda so creepy? [more inside]
When did the US Government (State/Federal) begin making laws, and or giving benefits to married couples? [more inside]
In 2010 or 2011 US congress passed some legislation which resulted in a reduction of unemployment benefits. For example, My 2 week unemployment check went from $520 to $476. What was the legislation?
When the media uses the phrase "GOP elite," to whom exactly are they referring? [more inside]
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]
How did the U.S. House of Representatives pass the payroll tax cut extension yesterday when hardly any members were present? [more inside]
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]
Do externalities (political or economic) necessarily constitute a market failure and thereby justify government intervention?
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]
Where would I go to collaborate on re-architecting government? [more inside]
Here is one requiring some detailed knowledge of social security benefits. How many ex-spouses can I make eligible for spousal benefits? [more inside]
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]
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?
In Canada, does the Access to Information Act apply to provincial and municipal governments?
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]
Put my mind at ease! Job interview worries [more inside]
Where can I find the latest figures and in-depth reports on annual U.S. government subsidies? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
What is the best way to find out whether publications by a US state, county, or city agency are copyrighted? [more inside]
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]
Can you help me better understand the US budget? [more inside]
What happens if the U.S. defaults? [more inside]
(asking for a friend:) Is there a quick way to find organizational charts (incl. contact info) for government agencies? [more inside]
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.
How can a professional poker player turned college graduate transition into a "real" job? [more inside]
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]
What kinds of jobs can I get based on my military experience and knowledge of languages? Should I study more first? [more inside]
I'm thinking of moving (back) to Chattanooga. What is the job market like there? [more inside]
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]
How much should I get paid as an inexperienced programmer doing Java web development for a US government contractor? I’m clueless. [more inside]
Help me debunk Auntie (& Bill Whittle) - warning, highly politicized fiscal data [more inside]
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]
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]
I need WIKI software that is good to use for a large U.S. federal government agency. Recommendations? [more inside]
Will a U.S. security clearance investigation in progress be halted if I leave my sponsoring company? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Job boards and resources, paritcularly government and non profit sector. [more inside]
Having failed an SF85P investigation, have I wrecked any chances of future government employment? [more inside]
Looking for some clarifications on why the US does not use the term "ministry" with its various governing bodies. [more inside]