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Geek

Informal and somewhat derogatory; a new hire at a Wall Street trading firm. The term was popularized by the book Liar's Poker, which describes the author's experience as a bond trader on Wall Street in the 1980s.
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The tension between my understanding of good education policy--driven by a deep commitment to equity and the belief that an outstanding education can transform lives, and this country--and what is right for my daughters makes me both a better policy wonk and a better father.
When I set out to examine the potential costs of a prescription requirement, it was critically important to me that we get it right," said Brian Schmidt of Missouri Wonk.
Estelle Morris complained about being done in by the wonks in the Number 10 policy unit, intent on badgering her into accepting a dilution of the comprehensive system and top-up fees.
Wireless Wonk viewers will benefit from their first-hand knowledge of what issues are driving the wireless community from a technology perspective.
We hope that watching the Wonk each Friday morning will become a habit for anyone who follows the wireless industry.
He was a champion of taxpayers as well as the poor, a wonk as well as an artist, the rare politician who took the time to listen to his constituents' concerns.
Alterman throws all sorts of arguments at this one: voting for Clinton doesn't mean you're a liberal like European social democrats or the American philosopher John Rawls; some voted for Clinton because he was a boomer like them or a policy wonk like them, or a "New Democrat" in favor of the death penalty and ending welfare.
Merchant banker-cum-policy wonk Oliver Letwin is the Tory toff's new best friend.
I was reminded of this the other day as I listened to an exasperated liberal policy wonk snapping at a reporter who had picked up on some of the Bush Administration's rhetoric.
He's a complex policy wonk who can quickly switch gears to sports, the arts and other issues.
I DON'T know why Grayson is surprised to finally twig that his mum is a demented wonk.
These divisions extend far beyond the hack havens of political campaigns and consulting firms and the wonk ghettos of think tanks on Dupont Circle.