Obama Signs 'Plain Writing' Law

Finally, something both parties in Washington agree on: The need for Uncle Sam to write clearly. With little fanfare, President Obama this week signed The Plain Writing Act of 2010. The new law requires that government documents be written in "plain language," defined as "writing that is clear, concise, well-organized, and follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or field and intended audience." Put simply, you have to be able to understand it. The measure moved through the...Full Story
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