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WONKWithout Normal Knowledge
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Riggs alleges police again searched his business in October 2012 under the guise of a "tavern check," even though he did not have a liquor license for Coffee Wonk. Officers also seized incense, believing it to be contraband, and an envelope containing money during that search.
Like Chopin's nocturnes, Wonk's poems and Sacabo's images emphasize nuance and depth of expression, as well as a fin de siecle immersion in subjectivity.
As a policy wonk, I push for high academic expectations for all students.
To get bills passed that positively affect counselors, you need a professional organization that tasks its director of legislative affairs to be simultaneously your advocate, your policy wonk, and your lobbyist.
Patricia Williams of the Nation reports that Frank Gaffney, the former Reagan-era secretary of defense for international security policy and current president of the neo-conservative Center for Security Policy, has been making the rounds on the wonk circuit, recently appearing on the BBC to explain that it was appropriate to talk about "neutralizing" al-Jazeera.
This vintage performance by the man who was a policy wonk even before the term existed inevitably has few drawbacks.
Rove, who is about two semesters short of his bachelor's degree in political science, is no economist but is a policy wonk of the first order and understands the details of the issues.
Asked by reporters about his morph to subdued policy wonk from fire-breathing, red-meat guy, he protested: "I can't talk very loud but I think the passion is still evident." I felt a little sorry to see the de-clawed, de-Deaned Dean.
Robert McDougle has dubbed himself the company's "Design Wonk." His 22 years of design and consulting experience prepared him to become a valuable contributor to the development of TouchCom as Habitat's Chief Interface Designer.
But Suffolk, a former British government IT wonk, declined to comment on whether he believed the Chinese state was repressing human rights.
Riggs alleges in his suit that police officers unlawfully searched and seized items from his apartment unit and businesses, Coffee Wonk and Wonk Exchange, in three separate instances in 2010 and 2012.