If you ran your finger over a metal ingot, or piece of metal that’s been worked into a specific shape for storing, you might describe its surface as smooth to the touch. If you viewed the same piece under a microscope, you would see the truth that the metal’s surface is riddled with nooks and crannies. When you bring two pieces of metal together, these imperfections and irregularities create channels along which a liquid can move.
Across America, temporary work has become a mainstay of the economy, leading to the proliferation of what researchers have begun to call “temp towns.” They are often dense Latino neighborhoods teeming with temp agencies. Or they are cities where it has become nearly impossible even for whites and African Americans with vocational training to find factory and warehouse work without first being directed to a temp firm. ProPublica.
Other conservative senators offered criticism of the move. A spokeswoman for Sen. Joni Ernst (R Iowa), an Army veteran and member of the Armed Services Committee, said that the senator believes “Americans who are qualified and can meet the standards to serve in the military should be afforded that opportunity,” though the military should not fund gender reassignment surgery..
Talking to The Telegraph in Srinigar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, he revealed his anger at what he considers to be sabotage by Pakistan’s army of attempted peace talks with India, his hope that the two countries will follow the path set by London and Dublin over Northern Ireland and his childhood memories of Benny Hill and the game show 3 2 1. “I’m probably the only [Indian] chief minister who was born outside the country,” he said. His British background had given him a “broader outlook on life”, he said, but it had disadvantages too.
If a real estate agent’s adage is “location, location, location,” a communicator’s is “know your audience.” Legal, scientific and academic audiences require highly technical and complex language to precisely convey a speaker’s meaning. But politicians do not speak to these specialized communities. They speak to all Americans, and, for the most part, they know that this requires simple language.
BLOCK: More headlines about Hillary Clinton’s emails are not something that her campaign wants, of course. She was in New York City today for a speech about the economy. She was talking about getting away from the culture of what she calls quarterly capitalism, offering proposals to foster long term growth, not short term profits, but, again, largely drowned out by this complicated story of her emails again.