Walker Walks Away from Election 2016

(Madison, WI — September 21, 2015) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has suspended his presidential campaign, ending a 71-day campaign which never really got off the ground. Walker’s exit means there are only 15 remaining Republicans – as well as five Democrats and one Independent – vying for the highest office in the land,…

Once More Unto the Data Breach

(Washington, DC — June 5, 2015) – Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has been knocked off the front page of major newspapers. And it only took a massive hack attack to do it. The Federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a massive data breach yesterday, compromising the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of…

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…

Badly Behaving Feds to Have Bonuses Banned by Bipartisan Bill

(Washington, DC) – Federal employees have officially been warned: “Feds Behaving Badly” will no longer be tolerated. Kind of. Tired of seeing bonuses – in the form of money paid by taxpayers – awarded to Federal employees who might be fired if they worked elsewhere, two United States Senators have put forth a bill to…

Individuals with Low Morals to Investigate Individuals with Low Morale

(Washington, DC) – “The last few years have been challenging for Federal employees.” With those words, Congress announced it would look into the alleged sagging morale of the nation’s Federal employees. One can only assume the Congressional investigators, in once again pointing out the painfully obvious, are continuing to suffer from the medical condition known…