Political Cartoons – And now on our stage, a lame duck will attempt to stop … | Washington Times


Political Cartoons – Obama Presidency – And now on our stage, a lame duck will attempt to stop … – Washington Times.

A Democratic Waterloo | Washington Times


Mr. Obama certainly believed in government — the bigger, the better. In both of his successful presidential elections, he had run on the promise of both expanding the federal government and competently running it.

So why were there not Democrats claiming positive changes in most federal agencies?

via VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: A Democratic Waterloo – Washington Times.

Moscow’s Spy Game | Foreign Affairs


Four factors have given Russia a head start in the ongoing intelligence war.

First, Russia has long been preparing for the kind of conflict underway in Ukraine—one that combines espionage with firepower, economic pressure, information warfare, and political maneuvering. The Russian intelligence services use all these tools effortlessly

— a skill that they inherited from their Soviet predecessors and further refined for today’s world

via Mark Galeotti | Why Ukraine Is Losing the Intelligence War to Russia | Foreign Affairs.

Follow The 80/20 Rule To Not Be An Annoying Networker | Fast Company


In a nutshell:

At any given networking event, spend 80% of your conversations focusing on whomever you’re talking to—and only 20% on self-promotion.

via Follow The 80/20 Rule To Not Be An Annoying Networker | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

The Four Types of Sleep Schedules | The Atlantic


.. scientists in Russia are proposing that there are actually four chronotypes:

In addition to early and late risers, they say, there are also people who feel energetic in both the mornings and evenings, as well as people who feel lethargic all day.

via The Four Types of Sleep Schedules – The Atlantic.

Quit Your Job | The Atlantic


Jumping between jobs in your 20s, which strikes many people as wayward and noncommittal, improves the chance that you’ll find more satisfying—and higher paying—work in your 30s and 40s.

via Quit Your Job – The Atlantic.

Spain’s Corruption May Set Catalonia Free | Bloomberg View


Catalans now have a great story to tell about a thoroughly corrupt political machine denying them their rights as a nation.

via Spain's Corruption May Set Catalonia Free – Bloomberg View.

British Liberty Is Under Threat | The Atlantic


Today you’d do better to live in Berlin, Barcelona, or Copenhagen than London, where the Magna Carta is absent in fact and spirit.

via British Liberty Is Under Threat – The Atlantic.

Countries Without Militaries | The Atlantic


The CIA World Factbook lists 22 independent countries that don’t have regular military forces—23 if you decide, contra the CIA, not to count Vatican City’s largely ceremonial Swiss Guard as a military.

via Countries Without Militaries – The Atlantic.

The FBI’s Quiet Plan to Expand Its Hacking Powers | Nextgov.com


The provision, known as Rule 41 of the federal rules of criminal procedure, typically allows judges to issue search warrants only within their judicial district.

But the government has asked to alter this restriction to allow judges to approve electronic surveillance to find and search a computer’s contents regardless of its physical location, even if the device is suspected of being abroad.

via The FBI’s Quiet Plan to Expand Its Hacking Powers – Nextgov.com.