“Work” Excuse No Longer Valid for Federal Employee Avoiding His Mother 


Congress may have jeopardized the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Americans with the government shutdown, but for Greg Mellon and many of his single, early-thirties peers, the shutdown ushers a whole new realm of pain and suffering. For Mellon, and thousands like him, had come to depend on his job at the Department of […]

Park Ranger on Horseback Tweets Heroically from Frontline 


Now that the Federal Government is shut down and all national parks and monuments are closed to the public, the National Park Service (NPS) has been called to action to protect the land against adventure-seeking tourists. For Ned Patinski, an NPS Park Ranger and avid scholar of Military History, patrolling the no-mans-land between the Abraham […]