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Archive for February 2016

How To Be An Effective Citizen Lobbyist

  Lobbyist. It’s a funny word that evokes all sorts of images in the American mind. But basically it’s just a person who tries to influence government. Every citizen has the ability to walk into the Capitol and “lobby” the Legislature and even the Executive branch. You don’t even have to have any special credentials…

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Politics Is A Game And Sometimes We Shouldn’t Be Playing It

Being one of those weird people who call themselves politicos and who like to feel some camaraderie with characters on the show The West Wing, it’s too easy for me to show up at work thinking about “the game.” Good games involve limited resources (cards, tokens, money) that players use strategically to outsmart their opponents. …

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