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Why the U.S. Needs Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

Why the U.S. Needs Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

Government & Politics

The U.S. is a world leader when it comes to human rights and prides itself on providing a high standard of living for its residents. There’s one area of life,... read more

Is New Tax a Solution to Health Care Problems?

Is New Tax a Solution to Health Care Problems?

Government & Politics

Health care reform has become an extremely complex and polarizing subject. The topic is so vast that much of the debate around the entire health care law has devolved into... read more

Healthcare.gov Launch May Be Too Big To Succeed

Healthcare.gov Launch May Be Too Big To Succeed

Government & Politics

What do you get when you design a website by committee? Something that looks a lot like Healthcare.gov, the home page for the federal online insurance exchange. The problems plaguing... read more

Visiting Mount Vernon: George Washington's Lesson in Incrementalism

Visiting Mount Vernon: George Washington’s Lesson in Incrementalism

Government & Politics

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Mount Vernon – otherwise known as George Washington’s home. It was quite lovely. The grounds are beautiful — so many wide open... read more

Could There Be A Silver Lining to Not Raising the Debt Ceiling?

Could There Be A Silver Lining to Not Raising the Debt Ceiling?

Government & Politics

With a debt ceiling looking grim as deadlock in Washington goes almost apocalyptic, is there anything good that could come of defaulting on our national debt? Most liberals and Democrats... read more

Has Washington Kicked Consumer Confidence Into The Sewer?

Has Washington Kicked Consumer Confidence Into The Sewer?

Government & Politics

The numbers are in, and we are not optimistic. The preliminary results of the University of Michigan’s October consumer confidence survey were released Friday, falling to 75.2, the weakest reading since April.... read more

Week #2 Of Shutdown Slices Political Party Brand Scores: Dems -10%, G.O.P. -17%

Week #2 Of Shutdown Slices Political Party Brand Scores: Dems -10%, G.O.P. -17%

Government & Politics

On the brand front in Shutdown Week #2, the Republican brand is taking the brunt of voter frustration. The brand’s engagement assessment – its ability to meet Republican voter expectations... read more

The Government Shutdown and Housing Updates

The Government Shutdown and Housing Updates

Government & Politics

The government is headed into week two of shutdown as Congress continues to work towards a compromise on the spending bill but there is still no indication of when the... read more

The Government Shutdown: Where Is The Love?

The Government Shutdown: Where Is The Love?

Government & Politics

Well, this Monday was last call for our government, which means the entire nation is now sitting down for one politically infused Thanksgiving dinner. In case you just arrived, here’s... read more

Is California Getting Cold Feet on Lifesaving 911 Legislation?

Is California Getting Cold Feet on Lifesaving 911 Legislation?

Government & Politics

It’s no great secret that for several years now California has been touted as being very progressive with its enhanced 911 (E911) legislation. After initial Public Utilities Commission hearings in... read more

Audible "winks" on a 911 call.

What’s Leading to Slow 911 Response Times?

Government & Politics

Nobody likes to wait for anything, especially for a 911 call taker during an emergency. 911 Center Public Safety Answer Points (PSAP) Average Call Answer Times have been under scrutiny... read more

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Contact Centers Gear Up For Obamacare Inquiries

Government & Politics

Tuesday, October 1st is the first day of work for thousands of new contact center agents in the U.S., in charge of fielding questions from confused Americans about Obamacare. The... read more

How Do You Know When You’re “Right” to be in the Minority?

How Do You Know When You’re “Right” to be in the Minority?

Government & Politics

For about a month, I’ve had a note on my list of things to write about as “Majority vs. Minority: Hard to Oppose the Majority.” I don’t remember which event... read more

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New Telemedicine Bill Floated in the House

Government & Politics

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a proposal that would help clear some of the current barriers to the telemedicine sector, by enabling doctors to treat Medicare patients over... read more

Q&A: How the State of Washington is Evolving Its Communications Systems

Q&A: How the State of Washington is Evolving Its Communications Systems

Government & Politics

While attending the 79th Annual APCO Expo and Conference in Annaheim, California, I had the opportunity to sit down with industry thought leader, Bill Schrier, (@BillSchrier)who is now with the Office... read more