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Rich Lowry: At the IRS, stuff happens

...failed to tell Congress about the missing Lerner emails until two weeks ago. So much stuff happens at the IRS that top officials must routinely break mirrors, open umbrellas indoors and spill salt. They set out to fairly administer the nation's...

...workers and volunteers were putting together hundreds of thousands of food packages for relief camps.The state's top official, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, appealed for calm Saturday."I request everyone to not panic. Please assist the...
Obama in wonderland

...untold "thousands" - the president said thousands - not the seven million, out of 40 million uninsured, he and other top officials predicted. He now wants to spend even more to hire people who actually know what they are doing. Why didn't the...
What others say: Proposed pay raises should get interesting comments

...the governor. The commission's responsibility is to review salaries, benefits and allowances for the state's top officials.The commission will divulge its reasoning for the raises after its Nov. 6 meeting. But, past governors have pointed...
What others say: The cost of moving on

...shed on the situation so employees and members of the public can understand how and why its hospital lost three of its top officials within months of one another.What could provide many of those answer would be the most recent investigation conducted...
3 things to watch in Alaska: gas line, pay, oil

...with lawmakers set to dig into details of plans to advance a natural gas pipeline project and salary increases for top officials.The fight over oil taxes also is expected to continue casting a shadow over discussion on issues such as state spending...

...was not misjudgment on their part," said state Attorney General Linda Kelly. "This was a conspiracy of silence by top officials to actively conceal the truth."Spanier's lawyers issued a statement that asserted his innocence and described...
Fish board should follow governor's lead

...being made.A visit from Parnell and Campbell doesn't necessarily answer all of our questions. But seeing that top officials are involved in the discussion at the local level is a good step toward addressing those concerns, and we hope to...
A tablet for every Alaskan student and teacher?

Top officials from the Alaska Association of School Boards testified Monday afternoon in front of two senators on a subcommittee delegated by...
State office building site review expands

...government centrally located in the core downtown area," he said.Government operates more efficiently, he said, when top officials, including commissioners, division directors and department heads are located in close proximity to each other...


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