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Allison Kopp co-authored this post. The battle over Betsy DeVos’ Senate confirmation as Education Secretary may be over, but the debate over school choice is just heating up. DeVos’ contentious confirmation process demonstrated that school choice remains a polarizing and politicized issue. While education reforms like charter schools have ...

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Allison Kopp co-authored this post. The battle over Betsy DeVos’ Senate confirmation as Education Secretary may be over, but the debate over school choice is just heating up. DeVos’ contentious confirmation process demonstrated that school choice remains a polarizing and politicized issue. While education reforms like charter schools have ...

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Our nation is politically divided and myriad channels exist for us to share our diversity of opinions online. As individuals, we use social media disclaimers like, “these thoughts are my own” or “my views don’t speak for my employer.” Then, we let our friends and followers know exactly what we think. Corporate ...

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From the early days of his campaign to last week’s inaugural address, President Trump has consistently emphasized free trade agreements and immigration as the main threats to economic prosperity in the U.S. Consequently, his administration intends to “follow two simple rules; buy American and hire American,” the president said during his ...

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Cyber Security

Your Reputation is Now a Target of Cyber Criminals Your organization will be hacked. That is the new reality. Up until now, the battle has been containment: the robbers (i.e., hackers) may get past your front door, so the strategy is to keep them out of your vault (e.g., social security numbers, credit card numbers, etc.). But, what if the new ...

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Written By Aysha Khan, Fellow, VOX Dallas What do a homeless New Yorker, an aspiring lawyer from the Democratic Republic of Congo and President Barrack Obama have in common? They were all photographed by Brandon Stanton – and each image has hundreds of thousands of likes on Instagram and Facebook. Brandon Stanton, a Chicago native, ...

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Donald Trump’s stronghold in Iowa is undeniable, but in reality, he’s being used. For Electoral College junkies, it might be absolutely baffling that Iowa will most likely swing from blue to red in 2016. Democrats have won six of the past seven presidential elections in the state, and Iowans propelled Barack Obama into the national spotlight ...

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Webinar with Public Affairs Council October 19, 2016 2 − 3 p.m. EDT More and more, companies are adapting their CSR strategies to focus resources on finding solutions to societal challenges. Whether it’s community, societal or environmentally related, focusing limited company resources on issues related to the business is great way to drive ...

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Co-written by Michael Terlep, VOX Indianapolis  For decades we’ve known that debates are about far more than policy. We need only look to the Nixon-Kennedy debates for a perfect example of that fact. So, what exactly was Mike Pence’s task in the debate? How was he supposed to successfully appeal to voters that have been anything but shy in ...

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Who Clinton and Trump were really talking to last night

We’re officially here. Last night kicked off the presidential general election race – with literally more than a Super Bowl-size audience. Data show the debate is on track to be the biggest TV event of the year, with numbers confirming a 17% jump over the first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012. And the pressure was on. ...

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Written by Jun Chou, VOX DC Digital Intern Faced with emojis, geofilters, faceswaps, and lenses, it’s not surprising new users can find Snapchat intimidating—even if they’re professional communicators. More businesses than ever are using Snapchat to their advantage. With more than 100 million daily active users and 400 million snaps uploaded ...

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