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Yesterday I testified before the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing titled “Extenders and Tax Reform: Seeking Long-Term Solutions.” I was depressed about the state of our tax system before I started preparing. Then I started prepping and became distraught.
At a recent meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, Secretary Ray LaHood subdued the crowd by suggesting it was “very unlikely” that a transportation reauthorization bill will pass during the current session of Congress.
The students have been given camera equipment and extensive basic media training in order to make short pieces of visual content documenting the people and events that tell the story of civic engagement in their countries.
In an awesome display of Digital Age political power, the shuttering of major parts of the Internet in protest on January 18 had an almost instant impact in Congress, stopping in its tracks a strong push to pass new laws to shut down websites suspected of stealing copyrighted movies, music and books.
The story of this unknown holiday begins with a bit of presidential trivia but soon turns into a fascinating tale about a most extraordinary slave-turned-citizen.