Around the office we're getting cognitive whiplash. As projects stretch on into the summer, from minute to minute, we're snapping our minds from one issue area to another. Today I had to write about or sift data about or otherwise contemplate the following:
Convincing Alabamians to support licensure of daycare centers;
Inoculating the public against a "lurch to the right" every time there is a terrorist threat with a progressive model of counter-terrorism -- so talking with Americans about torture, detention, profiling and surveillance;
Testing whether the Obama administration is changing people's thinking about government;
Looking for ways to show Ohioans the value of public support of fine arts;
Writing up findings about the best ways for environmental groups to talk about Global Warming;
Getting people to notice economic policy and think about the positive role that the government could play in a well-run economy.
Time for a mental neck brace.