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Ted Cruz Picks Carly Fiorina to Be His Potential Running Mate

Mr. Cruz has none of the structural advantages he enjoyed in Wisconsin, where the GOP governor and conservative talk-radio hosts backed him to block Mr.

Science May Explain Why Too Little Sleep Makes Us So Emotional

If you've ever tossed and turned at 3am, you can probably attest to the fact that sleepless nights lead to bad mornings. Every minor mishap...

Young People Aren't Signing Up to Work for the IRS

“What I worry about is if we don't have enough young workers in the pipeline, the IRS will have great difficulty developing the next group...

Which Ex-President Cost the Government the Most in Fiscal 2015?

... do the same thing to Clinton. If you think it's attacking conservatives just because it starts with Bush than you need to grow some...

What Makes People So Frustrated About Their Paychecks?

There's a story that illustrates the near-universal response to pay inequality—frustration—and it involves monkeys and grapes. It comes from the research of the primatologists Sarah...

How to Write the Perfect Email

Okay, here's a little test. See if you can decide which email is most likely to elicit a response: 1. Hey, I was thinking about...

The Never-Ending War on Federal Whistleblowers

Federal employees are often the only people in the position to identify illegal conduct, waste of funds, gross mismanagement or other misconduct at federal agencies.

The Middle Ages Demonstrate Why Women Leaders Make Peace — and War

Hillary Clinton's victory in Iowa marks the first time a woman has won the presidential caucuses there. Enter the latest round of gender-based speculationsabout female...

Why Your Employees Aren't Performing

For example, if everyone is supposed to answer the phone, “Good morning, Fitzsimmons and Patrick, this is ______. How may I help you? Then you'd...

What Exactly Do Americans Consider 'Success?'

Ben Britt of Atlanta measures the changes that have transformed the American economy over the past generation in the distance between his life in his...

Do Workers Slack Off More When the Economy's Better?

There's something that nearly every manager worries about and no employee can honestly deny doing at least a little bit: not working at work. According...

How to Double Your Team's Productivity in Minutes

When I was 16 years old, I told my father I wanted to be a vegetarian. “That's great!” he said. He jumped up from the...

House Conservatives Won't Criticize Oregon Protests

“One of the reasons people are frustrated by what they see happening to the individuals in Oregon … is because they see the Hammonds going...

What Makes Them the Best Places to Work

Buried in the last few years of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings was a trend line I hoped was on...

It's Official: There Won't Be a Government Shutdown

Rubio's appearance on the conservative news channel came on the same day that Senate leadership announced a unanimous agreement of all senators to move forward...

Government Benefits Programs Need a Triage Makeover

In October, the Government Accountability Office released a report finding that the federal government racked up more than $124 billion in improper payments in 2014...

Go Beyond Listening to Make Others Feel Heard

You've discovered the importance of really listening to those who support you, and that's great. Listening is a powerful tool for leaders, but making sure...

The Never-Ending Appeals Process at VA Hurts All Vets

One of the deepest questions philosophers have considered over the centuries is the sometimes conflict between the rights and needs of society, and the rights...

Brain Connections Predict How Well You Can Pay Attention

During a 1959 television appearance, Jack Kerouac was asked how long it took him to write his novel On the Road. His response – three...

Here's a Way to Get Some Mental Rest While You're at Work

Curbing Unions, 'Rolling Heads' at Agencies and More From the Campaign Trail2:10 PM ET; Conservative Legal Group Sues NOAA Over Climate Change Documents12:40 PM ET;...

Achieving Joined-Up Government

This article is the second in a series that examines case studies and model architecture for GaaP (government-as-a-platform). Technology, connectivity and applications that are noninvasive...

Going Beyond Jack of All Trades

For the first time, for example, they have a chance to specialize in and master specific categories of spending, in addition to being jack-of-all-trade buyers.

Creating a Culture of Accountability

The Commerce Department is facing a major challenge developing a culture of accountability, according to a recent inspector general report. This clearly is a problem...

Six Lessons From Katrina Loom Even Larger 10 Years Later

(Options fiscal conservatives are LOATHED to even consider.) 3) A modified version of number two that calculates continued risk into the equation but balances cost-over-time...

Congress is Tired of Waiting for the Supreme Court to Rule on Obamacare

Republicans have struggled to form a consensus, juggling the need to address the fallout of a lawsuit they support while catering to the conservative desire...

Republicans Refine Their Favorite Anti-Obamacare Talking Points

That tweet drew criticism—including some from Republicans—who noted the only reason subsidies may be lost is because of the case brought by conservatives challenging the...

Low Productivity? Redesign Your Team So Everyone Is the Leader

It is generally accepted that higher morale leads to better productivity. And with all of the pressure on the federal government to improve performance, it...

Ted Cruz Banks on Foreign Policy as His 2016 Differentiator

Cruz's opening volley—asserting that he and Paul are basically the same kind of conservative, save for Paul's views on foreign policy—launched something of a "Cold...

The Economic Case For Paternity Leave

When he returned to work, some of his more conservative colleagues stopped talking to him and successfully lobbied for his workload to increase to make...

The Complete Guide to Swearing at Work

After the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, US president Barack Obama famously commented on the Today show that he'd been talking to...

GOP Hawks Push Obama to Up the Ante After Foley

In a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, he called for a significant expansion in the air campaign to confront ISIL with "overwhelming...

Paul Ryan Checks A Presidential Box With New Book

(registration)Later in the book, Ryan, 44, makes sure to include prerequisites for any conservative memoir – criticism of the contemporary Republican Party and a...

There Is No 'Party of Ideas'

(registration)Is an idea new if it's a liberal idea being proposed by a conservative? (In fairness, the biggest new idea of the Obama administration—health-insurance...

Why Democrats Are So Confident

It was a revealing convergence Monday when the five-member conservative Supreme Court majority delivered the Hobby Lobby contraception decision even as President Obama announced that...