Conference Best Practices: The Tech Policy Summit

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The recent Tech Policy Summit at the Silverado Country Club in the Napa Valley was a well organized and engaging event. Business Communication Technology #TPS2012 Tech Policy SummitToo many conferences are painful to attend; lengthy keynote speeches in windowless hotel rooms, rubber chicken and endless PowerPoint conspire to dull the senses. This event was an exception. Here’s a list of the [.].

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Interview: Kathy Stershic, Tech Policy Freelancer

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Kathy recently completed a Master of International Policy and Practice degree at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington DC, focusing on Information Technology policy. Kathy’s musings on IT policy can be found on her blog.

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Famous Speech Friday: Gwen Ifill on politics, policy & leadership

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In " Politics, Policy and the Reality of Leadership " she is funny, serious, frank and inspirational. Back when we used to watch the evening news on television--remember that?--we we spoke loyally of our favorite anchors and our habit of "inviting them into our homes."

Policy Makers Call Them "The Unbanked" - PayDay Lenders Call Them "Customers"

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I knew to smile big. It would help that I was a five-footer female, I assumed. But, the two women manning the counter at the PayDay Lender shop were in no rush to buzz me in.

Quick & Dirty Views on the Obama/Romney Debate: Round Three

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Less contentious, overall - perhaps neither that that truly fighting was appropriate during a discussion on foreign policy. Interestingly, on much of the foreign policy in place, the two seemed to agree on actions taken in general, which led to some interesting strategy.

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Mitt Romney gives Major Foreign Policy Speech

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Mitt Romney on Obama’s foreign policy “I agree!”

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Ben Affleck’s “Argo” Movie would be good foreign policy tutorial for Mitt Romney

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Kaine-Pence Debate - Policy Wonks Maybe Not Made for Infotainment

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It notes all the reasons why we should invest our 90 minutes with the two policy wonks tonight. Tonight, those of us who do live-stream the debate will analyze if the two understand that even dry policy can be packaged as theatre.

Brandon Vezmar - What Was Theatre's Policy on Digital Devices & Other Legal Issues

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For example, what was the policy of movie facility about texting? Was the policy announced? Brandon Vezmar is a national joke, especially on talk radio. H ere is the light-hearted coverage of his legal issue in USA Today.

Colin Powell Repeats Endorsement Of Obama, Questions Romney’s Truthfulness On Foreign Policy

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Mitt Romney’s Easy Five-Step Approach to Foreign Policy – TV AD

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Gay teen denied Eagle Scout: ‘Change is happening’ over Boy Scouts anti-gay policy NBC

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In foreign policy speech, Romney will encourage military spending, Syria intervention – NBC

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Obama ad cites Romney’s ‘reckless’ foreign policy skills – The Last Word

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Law Firm, Oakland East, CA - Writer/Policy Analyst

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New comments and posting policies

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Behind the scenes of this blog and the don't get caught blog on social media and communications, there's been a lot of activity--so I need to share these updates about new policies and frequency of posts: Comments: Comments have always been an important part of all my blogs.

Lobbying 2015 - Intersection Of Public Policy, Law

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Seasoned public affairs players always knew that the law is not the end of the conversation on any issue. That was obvious when Congress over-rode the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Lilly Ledbetter on equal pay for equal work. The result was the landmark Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. 

Jack Welch: Member of the Trump President's Strategic and Policy Forum

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Former head of GE, Jack Welch is a member of Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum. He had been critical of Trump's policies such as being a hardliner on immigration. That means at age 81, he has a new platform for influence and power.

President Obama Changes Immigration Policy

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Coal: What will be global public policies?

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 Lower cost energy sources have convinced policy makers to not take on the alleged risks associated with nuclear. When it comes to energy, how should we invest?  This isn't only a question of going long on petroleum stocks and short on nuclear ones.

Polling about Tech Policy Issues: Reframe/TechCrunch Alternative Approach

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In time for the presidential campaign, Reframe and TechCrunch are partnering to provide a new approach to polling about tech policy issues. Funding comes from the Knight Foundation.

Facebook Closes Account Over Fake Name « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

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The social network may want to losen its policy in the name free speech. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

GM & Chevy - What Are Their Official Policies about Managing Vendor Relationsihp

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Do the Chevy brand and GM brand have policies about how the vendor relationship - we are partners with their dealership owners and salespeople - is to be managed? Let's cut to the chase. I perceived myself treated poorly by salesman David Bradfield at Greenwood Chevrolet , Austintown, Ohio. The alleged harm done was not associated with a transaction involving the purchase of a Chevy brand vehicle. Rather it was to me as a vendor.

90-Day Payment Terms & Conditions for Freelancers - New AOL Policy, Effective in 30 Days

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The question is: Will more organizations contracting out tasks follow AOL in instituting a 90-day policy for payment?    Today, the New York Post informs us on-demand-economy workers that will be AOL's way of doing things.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 25, 2013: Ed Policy Roundup Hiatus

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 25, 2013 : Ed Policy Roundup Hiatus Good morning folks – just a quick heads-up that after publishing the Keystone State Education Coalition’s Education Policy Roundup 6 days a week since November 2010 we will be taking a brief hiatus beginning this Friday morning.

THE NEW REPUBLIC: Where policy and business intersect

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  Now, reports Joe Pompeo in CAPITAL , Hughes is establishing a New York office for this essentially policy publication based inside the beltway. This move signals that what the new generation will be deconstructing is where policy and business intersect. 

Free French Fries: Was it a game or store policy to prevent disruption?

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  Or was the manager following company policy to avoid having to call the police?  We customers stood spellbound.    A not-thin somewhat disheveled middle-aged man bellied up to the counter at McDonald's in Manhattan. 

". the [Internet's] overwhelming liberal bias tips public policy in favor of equality" - Gregory Fernstein, CRUNCH GOV

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Fernstein observes, " the [Internet's] overwhelming liberal bias tips public policy in favor of equality." The battle for gay rights, unlike for equality for African-Americans and women, wound up on the Internet.

Newt Gingrich Says Neo Conservatism Isn’t Working

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What’s the Real Reason conservatives are Obsessed with Benghazi?

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Do your company's meetings and offsites need a code of conduct?

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It should not be necessary to draft separate policies for these events,” it added dryly. item A, under "EEO Policies" in the Holder memo linked above. But women in any workplace might want to check on a few policies of their employers just now.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 9, 2013: Yinzercation: How to Read the PSSA Report

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link] Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 7, 2013 : Feds want data protected in Trombetta cyber charter fraud case [link] Yinzercation: How to Read the PSSA Report Yinzercation Blog September 8, 2013 The PA Department of Education just distributed the results of last year’s PSSA testing. 5 – House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today the committee will hold a hearing about Pennsylvania’s public education and funding cuts from 2 p.m.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 24, 2013: Education advocates demand equitable school funding formula

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 24, 2013 : Education advocates demand equitable PA school funding formula In the struggle to fund Pa. Read Eric Cantor’s ‘major’ education speech Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss , Published: September 23 at 3:23 pm House Majority Leader Eric Cantor delivered what his office called a major policy speech about education reform at Freire Charter School in Philadelphia.

Mitt Romney Launches New “Apology Tour” TV Ad

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New York Times: ‘Romney Has Nothing Really Coherent Or Substantive To Say…’ Mediaite

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013 : If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 19, 2013: Ravitch and Rhee: Two Near-Opposite Views for Fixing Philadelphia Schools

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Ravitch said the public has been "sold a bill of goods," including the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the Obama administration''s Race to the Top initiative, and other policies that have attempted to improve schools through the "overuse" of test scores, she said. Released nationally on Tuesday, the book is already #1 in public policy and has moved up to #104 on the Amazon top-sellers list.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 7, 2013: Feds want data protected in Trombetta cyber charter fraud case

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9th hearing at MCCC By Evan Brandt ebrandt@pottsmerc.com Thursday, 09/05/13 04:37 pm POTTSTOWN — The House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss property taxes and “education funding cuts” at 2 p.m. the Lancaster representative who chairs the House Democratic Policy Committee. 5 – House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today the committee will hold a hearing about Pennsylvania’s public education and funding cuts from 2 p.m.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 23, 2013: With lawmakers returning, it's time to stand up for public education

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 21, 2013: School Funding Formula Press Event on Monday 9/23 at 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda Keystone State Education Coalition Saturday, September 21, 2013 [link] Pa. To consider charter and cyber special education funding PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference October 15-18, 2013 | Hershey Lodge & Convention Center Important change this year: Delegate Assembly (replaces the Legislative Policy Council) will be Tuesday Oct.