Archive for September, 2010

Enclave Clause – Article I Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution

Enclave Clause – Article I Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution

The United States Constitution The Enclave Clause is one of Congress’ enumerated powers found in the Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 8., clause 17: (Clause 17 – Enclave clause) [The Congress shall have Power] To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, […]

Christopher Hitchens v. Lawrence Wilkerson at William & Mary

Christopher Hitchens v. Lawrence Wilkerson at William & Mary

http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2010/hitchens,-wilkerson-debate-middle-east-policy-123.php Noted journalist Christopher Hitchens squared off against College of William and Mary government professor Lawrence Wilkerson on U.S. Middle East policy Monday night. . . . He said that America’s current role as a power broker was unsustainable, and that the nation cannot afford a war with Iran. Hitchens criticized what he viewed as […]

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Capitol Hill Workshop Election 2010 – 3-day workshop in Washington, DC

Capitol Hill Workshop Election 2010 – 3-day workshop in Washington, DC

Election 2010: Capitol Hill Workshop: Intensive 3-day course following the 2010 Elections Capitol Hill Workshop: 2010 Election is of particular interest to anyone needing more background on how Capitol Hill really works and who needs early insight into the 112th Congress and the administration. You will leave this workshop with a solid understanding of: Congressional […]

Police and Prosecutors Don’t Lie – Do They?

Police and Prosecutors Don’t Lie – Do They?

Police in Okaloosa County, Florida wrongly arrest and imprison a man for three days after mistaking his heart medication for cocaine. One of those notorious field tests, which have mistaken everything from shampoo to tea to soy milk to chocolate to billiards chalk for illicit drugs, somehow came back positive on George Funti’s nitroglycerin. But […]

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The Basics of Writing an Effective Press Release

The Basics of Writing an Effective Press Release

The press release is frequently used as an important tool in public relations. The main goal of a press release is to persuade reporters to do a story on an issue that is important to you. A press release is even more important today than in the past because of the increased use of web […]

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We No Speak Americano – Hand Dance

We No Speak Americano – Hand Dance

  We No Speak Americano ft. Cleary & Harding   Hat tip Dean’s World “Hand dancers Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding are a YouTube hit,” Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2010 “Irish dance takes a leap into the future,” Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), February 27 2010 Up & Over It, Irish Dancers Suzanne Cleary & […]

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The Militia Clauses – Article I Section 8, Clauses 15 and 16 of the Constitution

The Militia Clauses – Article I Section 8, Clauses 15 and 16 of the Constitution

The United States Constitution The Militia Clauses are among Congress’ enumerated powers found in the Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 8., clauses 15 and 16: (Clause 15 – The Militia) [The Congress shall have Power] To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and […]

Tracking the Priorities of Congressional Leaders

Tracking the Priorities of Congressional Leaders

Leadership in Congress is particularly important as whichever party has the majority garners the responsibility of choosing committee chairs, setting agendas and scheduling legislation for consideration. Understanding the congressional leadership’s priorities helps you understand future legislation. There are many ways in which you can determine those priorities. photo credit: Mrs. Gemstone There are critical times […]

“Crony Capitalism” and Food Trucks

“Crony Capitalism” and Food Trucks

Crony capitalism is a pejorative term describing an allegedly capitalist economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between businesspeople and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, and so forth. Crony capitalism is believed to arise when political cronyism spills […]

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Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Tax Expenditure”

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Tax Expenditure”

See Expenditure (CongressionalGlossary.com)     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training Congressional Operations Poster, with Federal Budget Process Flowchart Federal Budgeting, a Five-Course series on CD Congress, the Legislative Process, and the Fundamentals of Lawmaking Series, […]

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