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Time For a Plain-Language Revolution

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Sometimes Uncle Sam sounds like he has marbles in his mouth.

Read, if you can, the accompanying excerpt from an Education Department regulation, which was printed in Wednesday’s Federal Register. This one sentence has more than 220 words, nearly the equivalent of a typed page, double-spaced. It’s typical of impenetrable fedspeak that produces more indigestion than information.

But help is on the way for federal employees ...

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