American Carnage Terminated Thanks to Trump

(Washington, DC — January 22, 2017) – During his inaugural address, Donald Trump (R-NY) referenced the country’s “American carnage” and declared that it would end. Immediately. Mission accomplished. His “American carnage” reference will likely be one of the most-remembered quotes in inaugural address history: “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” The…

Officials Asleep at the Wheel as CFS Day Comes and Goes

(Atlanta, GA — May 14, 2015) – Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prepared today to celebrate the annual Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day holiday. One problem: The holiday is celebrated on May 12. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) mainly causes overwhelming fatigue – even with an adequate amount of bed rest. This…

Federal Employees’ Viewpoint for 2014 Continues Downward Trend

(Washington, DC) – The results from the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) are in. And they’re not good. The FEVS is commissioned by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Sent out whenever OPM feels like it, the FEVS accepts input from current Federal employees and ranks their concerns and opinions about their jobs, their…

ISIS Going Postal Over Ebola

(Washington, DC) – Ted Kaczynski, move over. You’ve got company. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (also known as “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)” and “Islamic State (IS)” and “Al-Qaeda in Iraq”) has taken a page from the Unabomber’s playbook and is now threatening “postal jihad” against the United States.…

The Politics of Ebola

(Washington, DC) – When FLATLINEgov first reported on the African Ebola outbreak on August 6, there had been 1,700 cases reported, 900 of whom died. America’s public health officials assured average, ordinary, everyday Americans that they had nothing to fear from Ebola. Two months later, average, ordinary, everyday Americans can see just how wrong the…

Ebola, American Style

(Atlanta, GA) – The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus is showing no signs of slowing down, and as the numbers of the dead and infected continue to climb, so do the number of countries with citizens showing symptoms of the disease. The current outbreak began in Guinea in March. More than 1,700 cases of…

Syria Calls for Sanctions over Smallpox

(Damascus, Syria) – Faced with economic sanctions stemming from its civil war, and facing possible airstrikes from the United States, the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad agreed to the Framework for the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons in September 2013. The ultimate goal of the Framework, negotiated with the United States and Russia, was…