November 20th, 2008


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"The transfer of political appointees into permanent federal positions, called 'burrowing' by career officials, creates security for those employees, and at least initially will deprive the incoming Obama administration of the chance to install its preferred appointees in some key jobs." More coverage from Dan Froomkin here.

Rosa Brooks on Bush's other last-minute changes. You know, things he couldn't get pushed through if anyone was paying attention.

Good read: on the Republican party and changing demographics.

Collapse ) presents the ten breakout stars of 2008.

The AV Club interviews Neal Stephenson.