A vote for ‘selfies’ in the voter booth

Jeremy Berry

Jeremy Berry

By Jeremy Berry

Voters in Georgia “Post the Peach” voting stickers for many reasons.  We do so to show our pride in voting. We share pictures of our stickers after voting on social media to encourage others to vote. We post pictures of our kids wearing the “I voted” peach stickers to ensure future generations are aware of voting and the need to remain active in the democratic process. Continue reading

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Donald Trump, political heir to Georgia’s Sonny Perdue

By Eric Tanenblatt

As an outsider, they said he couldn’t win his party’s nomination against mainline, monied rivals. As a political renegade, they said he couldn’t create a winning general election coalition. Continue reading

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With a green light from the Feds, states race to regulate driverless cars

By Eric Tanenblatt

Ed. Note: this column originally ran at TechCrunch.

California lawmakers and regulators just conditionally approved the road-testing of high autonomy cars that require no driver or even human controls, becoming the first state in the nation to flesh out an innovation-nurturing framework after federal regulators last month gave the green light to driverless technology. Continue reading

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Robots and red tape: Regulatory uncertainty in Uber’s self-driving bet

Eric Tanenblatt, leader of the Public Policy and Regulation practice, Dentons

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Driverless cars represent the true Wild West of public policy

By Eric Tanenblatt

Ed. Note: This column originally ran in Recode.

When Uber sets loose the world’s largest commercial fleet of autonomous vehicles on the streets of Pittsburgh, Penn., this month, the pioneering experiment in self-driving will likely fix the ride-sharing giant on course for a dramatic collision with obstinate lawmakers and antique regulations. Continue reading

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The four public policy questions every startup should ask–but isn’t

Eric Tanenblatt, leader of the Public Policy and Regulation practice, Dentons

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By Eric Tanenblatt

Ed. Note: This column originally ran in Tech Crunch.

Quietly incubating in dusty, ramen-scented apartments and college dormitories all across the country, the brainchild of some sleep-deprived twenty-something will revolutionize our lives in ways that today seem wholly unimaginable: how we hail on-demand services, how we communicate and interact with one another, how we work, how we play, and even how we sleep. Continue reading

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Schock and awe: a Democrat, in defense of Aaron Schock

By Jeremy Berry

This article originally ran in The Hill.

“Good government” Democrats have wavered into the peculiar spot of defending former Rep. Aaron Schock, the Illinois Republican who left office last year amid a federal corruption probe, from a bizarre class action lawsuit alleging the ex-lawmaker defrauded the public and campaign contributors through false campaign representations. Continue reading

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In wake of Orlando, answer the call to serve – What could a thousand points of light do for their country?

By Eric Tanenblatt

This article originally ran at the Huffington Post.

A community’s peace shattered, a nation left to mourn—processes so unremarkably routine today they’re almost perverse: the Orlando, Florida massacre this month jolted the whole country’s emotional quotient, but to what end? Continue reading

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The reason why the ‘next Uber’ might never exist

Editor’s Note: This article originally ran at the Huffington Post.

By Eric Tanenblatt

The disruption economy is a uniquely perilous landscape, a theater of war littered with the corpses of those upstarts whose technology failed or, worse yet, those whose industry-rattling innovation was sabotaged by inadequate responses to regulatory hazards. Continue reading

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Disruptors: Ignore public policy at your peril

By Eric Tanenblatt

The disruption economy took one on the chin last month when a Pennsylvania regulatory panel saddled Uber, the popular ride-sharing service, with an outrageous $11.4 million fine, a total more than six times greater than any penalty the commission had ever set. Continue reading

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The solution to Georgia’s ‘millennial challenge’

By Eric Tanenblatt

The simmering controversy generated by Georgia’s felled religious liberty proposal laid bare social tensions—friction between religious conservatives who feel marginalized by a government they consider hostile and businesses concerned that local commerce will tank if the state is deemed hostile—that typify the 21st century challenge for policy makers: how best to foster a civic and political environment that is conducive to business and appealing to millennials. Continue reading

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