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  • Making Good Choices

    It is July which means beach time and boat drinks, summer camps, lots of seared proteins and of course the 2016 Presidential Nominating Conventions. That last one was on your list, right? Maybe that is just for inside-the-beltway nerds like yours truly. Though with all of the media coverage of Donald Trump these past 12 months, one would think it was on everyone’s mind. The networks might even...
  • Overtime Rule Shows President’s Power Without Congressional Action

    Apartment Industry Advocates,One of the episodes on the old children’s TV program, Schoolhouse Rock, tells us that our nation’s laws are made through the rough-and-tumble legislative process within the U.S. Congress where ideas are posed, debated and if all goes well, a bill emerges that goes to the President. If all goes really, really well, the President signs it. Or, as has been the case a lot...
  • A Conversation We'll Be Revisiting

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Like so many people inside the Washington, D.C., beltway, I am eating my words from 11 months ago – “Donald Trump is not a serious candidate and there is no way he will get the GOP nomination,” I said. Even as support for Mr. Trump grew and other, seemingly more viable candidates fell away, I still could not absorb the idea. Certainly in the past 45 days, I have...
  • Criminal Background Checks Under Scrutiny

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Nearly 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Title VIII of the Act contains what we commonly refer to as the Fair Housing Act. This law, along with amendments passed in 1988 and 1990, protects individuals from housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status. As a...

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