June 27th, 2007

coffee tech

Congressional Research Service Office of Comm. seeks tech writer-editor

This looks cool if you would like to work for the US Congress on a mid-length contract:
TECHNICAL WRITER-EDITOR 7 (not to exceed 3 years)
Congressional Research Service, Washington DC

The Congressional Research Service Office of Communications is seeking a technical writer-editor, not to exceed 3 years. If you are selected for this position you will plan, write, and edit a variety of documents on information technology-related issues, ensuring accuracy, consistency, format, completeness, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and syntax. You will also produce material on technical issues for a variety of offices and determine the adequacy of materials prepared by others.

This position is being offered at the GS-11 level ($55,706-$72,421). Interested applicants must either apply online (preferred) at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo or call (202) 707-5627 to request an applicant job kit. Please refer to vacancy #070175 in all correspondence. Applications must be received by July 16, 2007. CRS is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress and is fully committed to workforce diversity.
(cross-posted to the kutc - University of Kansas Technical Communicators - LJ)

just Chris

US Senate subpoenaes the White House

Here's hopeful news: The Senate subpoenaed the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney's office Wednesday, demanding documents and elevating the confrontation with President Bush over the administration's warrant-free eavesdropping on Americans.

Does this mean that the Senate has grown a spine at last? That they finally realize they're part of a "checks and balances" system after a term and a half of amnesia? Does this signal a return to Constitutionality in the White House? Do I see a glimmer of hope for our country?

Perhaps, but I won't hold my breath until it goes through. Expect the Bushies to stonewall past the end of their term, and expect the corporate media (I like gmskarka's term) to phrase things in the language of partisan politics rather than what this is: the last thrashing of an administration attempting to convert the US to a Fascist state.

Good luck, everyone, and let's hope this leads to something good. I do feel a litle optimistic, because this action by the Senate sounds a little like the failure of Fascism in America.