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bully pulpit

A public position that allows a person to speak with authority and share their views with a large audience. James used his position of class president as a bully pulpit to raise awareness about cyberbullying.
See also: bully
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It is a forum for a sober presentation of arguments, not a bully pulpit. It is not a onesided political circus like the ongoing Senate witchhunt being conducted by Senator Trillanes."
During APHA's 138th Annual Meeting in November, he moderated a session on that very issue, and he and the nation's three state surgeons general talked about ways the position offers a bully pulpit for critical public health concerns ranging from obesity to health reform implementation.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez--a self-described enemy of American imperialism--is certain to use the new body as a bully pulpit to bury U.S.-led free trade and extend his vision of uniting the region under his Bolivarian Alternative of the Americas.
You waste a page and our dime to give this professional self-promoter a bully pulpit on yet another antigay tirade.
Those conservative and liberal opposition leaders who are "elevating" the former aide to Chancellor Helmut Kohl from IMF headquarters in Washington to the Belvedere Castle in Berlin have a common partisan goal: by using the office of the Presidency as a bully pulpit for economic reform, they hope to improve their election chances against the Schroder government that has been trying to implement economic and social reforms and is facing punishing defeats by the voters in state and local elections.
Without naming him, President Robert Agrella said that part-time political science instructor Michael Ballou demonstrated "unprofessional behavior" for using "the classroom lectern as a bully pulpit to espouse personal political leanings."
The abortion industry survives by implying that although embryos and fetuses are living tissue, they are not "persons" or "living beings." Bush could have used his presidency as a bully pulpit in his August 2001 stem-cell speech to enunciate the clear principle--and simple biological fact that fetuses and embryos are living humans with a unique genetic code and the same inalienable right to life as adults.
Some in the industry used the opportunity as a bully pulpit to lecture the media.
CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has a bully pulpit for this, but they just don't use it.
The CEO's office -- whether a mahogany-paneled library or a plain-vanilla cubicle -- is a bully pulpit for change.
"Passionate advocacy, moral persuasion and a bully pulpit are one thing," Mink declared in his commentary.
Daley is preaching from a bully pulpit of his own, backing efforts to clean up the city's dirty air and testing ways to lessen the heat island effect by greening rooftops--including that of City Hall.
Bush met with Ridge and told reporters that if elected president he will use the office as a bully pulpit to promote private school vouchers.
Appointed by President Clinton in 1994, the former toy safety activist at Americans for Democratic Action told reporters at one of her first news conferences, "I've never met a microphone I didn't like, and I plan to use this agency as a bully pulpit." Critics charge that Brown uses her "bully pulpit" to circumvent regulatory procedures, which have a lengthy notice-and-comment period, by pressuring companies afraid of negative publicity into "voluntarily" agreeing with her recommendations.