The partial government shutdown makes business nostalgic for bureaucracy

Jan 16, 2019
With the partial government shutdown hurtling toward the one-month mark, companies are starting to long for a little old-fashioned government bureaucracy. Because while it may slow things down, without it, it’s pretty hard to get anything done. Click the audio…

The ISIS regime you've never seen

Apr 13, 2018
New York Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi dug into 15,000 ISIS documents that provide a look at the group's administrative structure.
A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training center by the jihadists in the village of Albu Sayf on the southern outskirts of Mosul in 2017.
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How Trump will wrangle the executive bureaucracy

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Nov 11, 2016
Managing and managing well are two different priorities.
Possible Trump cabinet members include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, left, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right. They appear with Donald Trump, above, at a National 9/11 Memorial service on September 11, 2016, in New York.
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A limestone mine and government paperwork

Mar 31, 2014
In the backwoods of Pennsylvania sits 28,000 file cabinets full of paper and an army of employees.