I've seen rumblings on how think tanks like the Heritage Group has a more active lobbying arm called Heritage Action, that spans the gap between Special Interest and PACs.
But, I was totally transfixed by this Fresh Aire interview of The New York Time's Eric Lipton about the details of policy institutes, as well as the revolving door and how Congress limits (or doesn't really) the reach of former staffers on the Hill.
Fantastic. Worth listening to.
Err. Some shameless self-promotion. But you know, I am trying a "business," or as my husband calls it my "hobby." On good days.
This little site of mine, I'm the only one who's gonna make it shine. It is me on my own.
And I work full time, with five Honors Government classes and a stupid amount of grading, paperwork, self assessment, and collaboration with my peers.... and that is my day job. By night I am a full time mom, scout leader, tutor, reading coach, taxi service, laundress...
Look, I know we are all in the same boat. You, too, do a stupid amount of work. In fact, I have a little blurb taped to my laptop from my HS's PTSA that says, "I teach. What is your superpower?"
Soo silly. But sometimes the right amount of silliness keeps me going. So let me help you keep going! I post three to four articles, blogposts, or other things I find relevant to teaching. Much of it is trying to find examples of processes, relationships, power struggles, that we teach about daily. It goes up on FB/Twitter. You also are notified of my latest literary contribution in the field of teaching and loving government.
So, like or follow me. Let me help you cut some corners, and be a govguru.
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