TIME TO ADD BUREAUCRACY TO SAUSAGES AND LAWS AMONG THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE BEING MADE: Thanks to The Washington Examiner’s Watchdog special reporting team, which aimed a burst of sunlight at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Out popped a former soap opera starlet and beauty queen on the public payroll, friends helping friends get jobs, employees who rarely do any work, hiring senior executives without even pro forma background checks, and a spend-it-all-now-or-lose-it culture. And that’s just for starters! Go here, here and here.