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Mar 7, 2019

Venezuela: Signs of Trouble

This is the second in a series of 4 posts taking an in-depth look at Venezuela’s past and present social, political, and economic troubles, the role socialist leaders and their policies played, and how this relates to current conversations within our own government. Understanding the history of such an evolution is an important way to […]

Mar 7, 2019

New Brief Added to the Library: Digital Landscape

From 5G and data privacy to e-commerce and e-learning, there is no doubt technology has become an indispensable component of our lives, and will continue to be so for years to come. Have you ever wondered what 5G actually is? What the current debates surrounding Net Neutrality and data privacy entail? What role technology plays […]

Feb 21, 2019

Venezuela: Then and Now

This is the first in a series of 4 posts taking a closer look at Venezuela’s past and present social, political, and economic circumstances, the role socialist policies played, and how this relates to conversations within our own government. Understanding the history of such an evolution is an important way to keep similar tendencies from […]

Feb 21, 2019

National Emergency Act

What is the National Emergencies Act of 1976 and what authority does it give? “The statutes do not provide any explicit criteria for what type of circumstances qualify as a “national emergency,” so discretion rests solely with the president.”( ABC News ) Of the 58 emergencies declared since 1976, 31 still remain in effect. ( ABC News ). By declaring a national emergency at […]

Jan 25, 2019

The Numbers Behind the Shutdown

The shutdown continues to dominate the newscycle.  Since our original post on the shutdown , the debate continues over a path forward.  In the interim, 800,000 federal workers’ and countless private sector contractors’ (from janitorial staff to technology consultants) livelihoods remain at stake since 80% of American workers live paycheck to paycheck ( CBS ). Who are the 800,000? 800,000 people […]

Jan 24, 2019

Introducing the New Policy Circle Leadership Video Series

How do you feel about power? About networking? About your presence? The Policy Circle is pleased to announce the launch of a new Leadership Series! At The Policy Circle, we understand that strengthening your voice is something that takes effort, practice, and confidence. That’s why we put together this six-part video series; so that you […]