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grouplet

grouplet  n.— «When the thing you really want to work on is to make a broad change across the whole organization, you need something new—you need a “grouplet.” These grouplets have practically no budget, and they have no decision-making...

benching

benching  n.— «I engage in a practice that is referred to as “Benching.” All you need to go benching is a love for trains, and a keen eye for art and authority figures.…Benching is looking for and identifying graffiti and...

strike-below

strike-below  n.— «Under the re-written bill, called a “strike-below” in legislative parlance, the new 9-member authority would be a political subdivision of the state, not a new state agency. One of its first duties would be to convene...

hog housing

hog housing  attrib.— «That wasn’t what Sen. Joel Heitkamp, D-Hankinson, prime sponsor of the bill, originally wrote when it was introduced. He proposed converting the WSI board to an advisory body and returning authority to the governor...

belly button

belly button  n.— «So while some may say that the service chiefs do participate in the acquisition process, the study focuses on the fact that is indirectly through budgeting and requirements determination. As such, the current system...

3D foreign policy

3D foreign policy  n.— «We have operated what is sometimes called a “3D foreign policy”—diplomacy, development, and defense—with the clear emphasis on the first “D.”» —“Canada losing moral authority in...