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2011-07-14 06:06:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness criticizes a regulatory agency of the Department of Interior, BOEMRE (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement), for refusing to release public comments. Federal law as well as established tradition requires agencies to disclose comments it receives on proposed rules. Surprisingly the newly established agency which was charged to bring sunlight to the regulation of the...

2009-11-12 11:00:00

Comment Moderation Keeps Politically-charged Discussions Open and Respectful SEATTLE, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Socrata, Inc. -- Making Data Social(TM) -- today announced the release of one of its most requested product features -- comment moderation -- to its Social Data Platform. The Socrata Social Data Platform enables government organizations to disseminate data online, enabling citizens to filter, sort, and comment on data all within a web browser. Since inception,...

2008-10-05 03:00:12

By Wesley G. Hughes Newspapers, and journalism in general, have run into some ethical challenges brought on by the Internet and blogs. Reporters have been taught for generations to beware of hazards from anonymous sources. Use them at your peril. But they have ways of sneaking in under the radar. The rules are less stringent on the Internet and especially blogs, a contraction of the term Web log. And when those looser Internet practices slide under the newspaper's door, what do you...

2008-09-12 15:00:14

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Eugene Pawlik of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, +1-202- 761-7690, eugene.a.pawlik@usace.army.mil WASHINGTON,Sept. 12/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today published in the Federal Register a notice to solicit public written comments on proposed new draft Principles for the ongoing revision of the "Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies," dated March 10, 1983....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.