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Mary Katharine Ham
Mary Katharine Ham

Obama presser: Don’t worry, all these problems are someone else’s job!

4:42 PM 10/06/2011

I always learn so much about other people's jobs when the president gives a press conference. When he's asked about his own performance or scandals plaguing his administration, the president has a tendency to start popping out other people's job descriptions. The job description deflection was on prominent display today.

Totally unfun bureaucrats ban Thriller dancing on Halloween

12:10 PM 10/06/2011

Dealing with the most important issues with the utmost perspective and common sense, as bureaucrats are wont to do, the city of Boca Raton, Fla. has decided to nix an annual neighborhood Halloween performance which would have benefited The Make-a-Wish Foundation.

The Fiscal Zombie Apocalypse

8:30 AM 09/28/2011

Zombies are so hot right now. They have their own impeccably designed AMC show, just like Don Draper. The walking dead stalk the pages of best-sellers and screenplays. You can even pay for the privilege of being chased by them in a 5K— call them the jogging dead.

Get Yourself Home: A Brief History of Evacuation Plans for the Nation’s Capital

7:34 AM 09/06/2011

A double whammy of natural disasters this month got all of Washington, D.C. thinking about evacuation plans for the nation's capital city. Turns out they had a lot of time to think about it, while they were sitting in their cars for five hours in the aftermath of the quake. A January snowstorm put commuters in gridlock for 12 hours, in some spots, spurring questions about whether the city would be able to evacuate in a terrorist attack scenario, for instance.

Video: SFC Leroy Petry Awarded the Medal of Honor

5:07 AM 07/13/2011

Today U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry became only the second living combat veteran to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. The other honoree was Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, also of the Army, who received the nation's highest military honor in 2010. The Daily Caller was there for today's moving ceremony.