Archive for July, 2012

“Uncle Sam still can’t write very well, study shows”

“Uncle Sam still can’t write very well, study shows”

[Annetta Cheek] said federal employees often are pressed for time on the job, and if they are writing a report, for example, they might refer to the previous year’s document, which is usually replete with jargon, and mimic that style. People also write for their supervisors or attorneys or other technically minded folks and bureaucratic […]

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Advanced Legislative Strategies, 3-day course in DC

Advanced Legislative Strategies, 3-day course in DC

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Author of “Forbidden Citizens” gives presentations in Los Angeles and San Francisco

Author of “Forbidden Citizens” gives presentations in Los Angeles and San Francisco

Martin Gold, the author of Forbidden Citizens, gave two presentations in California this week. On July 23, 2012, Martin Gold discussed his book at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles. – World Journal article (1-page PDF) – Sing Tao Daily article by Charles Ding (1-page PDF) On July 24, 2012, Martin Gold discussed his […]

Advanced Federal Budget Process, 2-day course in DC, from TheCapitol.Net

Advanced Federal Budget Process, 2-day course in DC, from TheCapitol.Net

Advanced Federal Budget ProcessCurrent Budget Politics and the Federal Budget Process Who has the most to gain in the budgeting process? Where are you most effective? Where does your power lie in the budget process? Get an advanced understanding of the budget process. Learn how the federal budget process really works from faculty members with […]

A pro at work

A pro at work

From MasonryWorkTools.com Hat tip Ann Althouse Also see “2011 Fastest Trowel on the Block”

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Congressional Briefing Conference: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC

Congressional Briefing Conference: Capitol Hill Workshop – How Congress Works, in Washington, DC

Congressional Briefing Conference: Capitol Hill Workshop Intensive 3-day Congressional Operations Briefing and Seminar Congressional decision-making is driven by politics, policy and process. This engaging workshop and seminar on legislative operations provides the full Capitol Hill experience as our Washington-based experts focus on these 3 P’s. They discuss the policy-making process and the legislative agenda, help […]

A “sad story with a happy ending”

A “sad story with a happy ending”

“Congress is a busy place and very little happens by accident. The [Chinese-American] community acted, organized and Congress looked at it, and was willing to act. It is a sad story with a happy ending, but nobody would bother to tell the story if it didn’t matter to the community itself.” “Act of honor,” by […]

Upcoming Author Appearances – “Forbidden Citizens” by Martin Gold

Upcoming Author Appearances – “Forbidden Citizens” by Martin Gold

Martin Gold, author of “Forbidden Citizens,” will be speaking about his book at these upcoming events. July 23, 2012: 7:00 pm. Martin Gold will be discussing his book at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles at the Pico House, 424 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012. For more information, contact the Museum: 213-485-8567, […]

Advanced Legislative Strategies, 3-day course in DC

Advanced Legislative Strategies, 3-day course in DC

Advanced Legislative Strategies Floor and Conference Action. This advanced three-day course builds on the skills of those who have an understanding of the legislative process. Participants receive an in-depth examination of House and Senate operations and learn points of influence in the legislative process where they can impact and shape legislation, allowing your organization to […]

More praise for “Forbidden Citizens” – from Library Journal

More praise for “Forbidden Citizens” – from Library Journal

Gold, Martin B. Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History. TheCapitol.net. 2012. c.550p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781587332357. $29.95. REF “This landmark volume on the subject of exclusionary policies against Chinese and Chinese Americans is the culmination of lengthy research conducted while attorney Gold (Senate Procedure and Practice) represented a number of […]