GWU Issues Management

A blog established for the George Washington University School of Political Management's Issues Management course.

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A middle aged white guy, who likes to think, talk and, too infrequently, write about politics, religion and gadgets.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

What We've Learned

You've read Rage for Justice. You've heard from Ben Palumbo. What have you learned? What does the life of Phil Burton teach us about issues management? You may find yourself on the inside, trying to move legislation on behalf of a Member of Congress with whom you work. You might be on the outside, trying to influence policy for your organization or your client. What insights have you gained that might make you a more effective advocate?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Healthcare Reform, Likely?

Given our discussion of the Clinton healthcare plan and the presentations by Pat Cleary and Kirk Adams, what conclusions do you draw from the survey research data in the attached story. There's some interesting data. Drill down. Any surprises? - Americans Lack Confidence In Health Reform, Poll Finds: "A majority of U.S. adults lack confidence in the Bush administration's ability to reform the nation's health-care system, a new Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive health-care poll shows."