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Commentary: Party polarization and the courts

Partisan disagreement across the country has produced congressional polarization and political stalemates or one-party rule in many statehouses. Yet one facet of this polarization long ignored but becoming increasingly obvious is how this partisan disagreement is impacting the courts and ...

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Commentary: Can you overcome fear of public speaking

“Churchill wrote his own speeches. When a leader does that, he becomes emotionally invested with his utterances … If Churchill had had a speech writer in 1940, Britain would be speaking German today.”  Former presidential speechwriter James C. Hume You’re ...

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Commentary: Cultivate culture of continuous improvement

Anyone who has attempted to generate a culture of continuous improvement will tell you: It’s really, really hard. It’s so hard, in fact, 97 percent of companies that attempt to instill such a culture give up within three years.Why so ...

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Commentary: Medicaid federal policy guidance made easy

Medicaid federal policy guidance documents are available on the Medicaid.gov website. These documents come in several forms, including “letters to State Medicaid Directors, letters to State Health Officials (often regarding CHIP policy or financing issues), Informational Bulletins, and Frequently Asked ...

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Commentary: Survey: Pre-law students value rankings over aid

Which matters more: a law school’s prestige or its scholarship offerings? To law students, attending a top-tier school is still top priority, according to a new Kaplan survey of 637 students who took the LSAT in June. About 40 percent ...

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Commentary: Be aware of what’s on OSHA’s radar

An unfortunate side effect of the improved economy and rise in work has been a noted increase in fatality and injury rates in the construction industry, according to David Michaels with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. As a result, ...

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Commentary: The psychology of mediation

“Tom, we’ve got mediation in 10 days. What are the chances you can get this one wrapped up? My CEO is on me about the $250,000 in defense costs and the lack of progress he thinks we’ve made. When I ...

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