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InsiderOnline Blog: August 2013

To Do: Fine Tune Your Social Media Skills

Up your technology game. RightOnline will offer workshops galore on social media; lots networking; plus a few heavy hitters such as Arthur Brooks, Michelle Malkin, and Patrick Ruffini. The conference is August 30 and 31 in Orlando, Fla.

Figure out how to balance privacy, liberty, and national security. The Heritage Foundation and National Review will host a discussion with James Jay Carafano, Jim Geraghty, Debbie Rose, and Paul Rosenzweig. The discussion begins at noon on August 29 at The Heritage Foundation.

• Learn how to talk about federalism by checking out the Federalism in Action Toolkit. The guide, a product of the State Policy Network and State Budget Solutions, also includes advice on how NOT to talk about federalism, suggestions on how to put federalism into action, as well as an issue-by-issue guide to applying federalism.

• If you like coffee or if you approve of retailers allowing their customers to carry guns while in their stores, then head down to Starbucks. A group called Gun Sense is trying to pressure Starbucks into changing its policy allowing guns in its stores by organizing a boycott on Saturday, August 24. [USA Today, August 21] The lines might be short; or you might find others there who support gun rights. Either way, they’ll have coffee.

Find out whether single-sex schools are a good idea. Christina Hoff Summers and Lise Eliot will present different perspectives at a forum hosted by the American Enterprise Institute and the Independent Women’s Forum. The discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. on August 28 at AEI.

Posted on 08/23/13 06:59 PM by Alex Adrianson

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