What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't

A Non-Partisan Guide to the Issues That Matter

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Author: Jessamyn Conrad

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611459621

Category: History

Page: 400

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Now in its second edition, here is one of the first and only issue-based nonpartisan guides to contemporary American politics. It’s a very exciting time in American politics. Voter turnout in primaries and caucuses across the nation has shattered old records. More than ever, in this election year people are paying attention to the issues. But in a world of sound bites and deliberate misinformation and a political scene that is literally colored by a partisan divide—blue vs. red—how does the average educated American find a reliable source that’s free of political spin? What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and why, whether it’s the economy, the war in Iraq, health care, oil and renewable energy sources, or climate change. If you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between, it’s the perfect book to brush up on a single topic or read through to get a deeper understanding of the often mucky world of American politics.

The CQ Press Writing Guide for Public Policy

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Author: Andrew Pennock

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506348777

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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The CQ Press Writing Guide for Public Policy is loaded with rich real world examples that help you master the process of translating insightful policy analysis into clear policy recommendations. Known for his conversational writing style, author Andrew Pennock offers step-by-step instructions on how to write for a variety of genres in a style that policy makers expect. Focusing on an audience-centered approach, you will first learn how to create and organize an argument based on the unique needs and expectations of policy makers. The book then moves onto the nuts and bolts of how to write for a policy audience, with special consideration of ethics and working with visual and technical material. Finally, the book provides practical guidance on writing in specific policy genres: policy memos, briefs, Op-Eds, press releases, written testimony, social media, and emails. Key Features: Basic policy writing tasks help you write sentences, paragraphs and sections that make sense to readers (and to professors!). You will also learn how to create professional quality tables and figures that support your argument as well as how to package these components together effectively to communicate with policy makers. Six separate chapters for various public policy genres (issue briefs, legislative histories, decision memos, testimony, op-eds, and new media) provide you with an overview of the genre, several examples, and an analysis of each example. Current examples from across the field of public policy keep you engaged by connecting the concepts to current topics such as public health (the opioid epidemic, Native-American healthcare, lead poisoning), education (early childhood, school governance), criminal justice (sexting laws, ban-the-box), business regulation (AirBnB, renewable energy, drug pricing), security policy (cyber-security, foreign asset control), and social policy (physician assisted suicide).

Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide

How to Keep Your Tax-Exempt Status & Avoid IRS Problems

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Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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This book explains the IRS rules that nonprofits must comply with in order to maintain their tax-exempt status. From annual filing requirements to unrelated business income to volunteers to lobbying activities, this book explains what nonprofits need to know to stay out of trouble with the IRS. Practical, easy-to-understand and organized by issue, this book is an invaluable reference guide to complicated IRS rules that every small to medium sized nonprofit need to understand.

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in Higher Education Environments

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Author: Cubbage, Jayne

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522540601

Category: Education

Page: 396

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Media is rapidly evolving, from social media to news channels, individuals are being bombarded with headlines, new technologies, and varying opinions. Teaching the next generation of communication professionals how to interact with varying forms of media is paramount as they will be the future distributors of news and information. The Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in Higher Education Environments provides emerging research on the role of journalism and mass communication education in the digital era. While highlighting topics such as community media labs, political cognition, and public engagement, this publication explores the impact of globalization and a changing and diversified world within the realm of higher education. This publication is an important resource for educators, academicians, professionals, and researchers seeking current research on applications and strategies in promoting media and digital studies in higher education.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

U.S.A.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

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Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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