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Just Don’t Breathe the Air!

Just Don’t Breathe the Air!

Recent studies have suggested that air pollution is implicated in such diverse health issues as respiratory disease, dementia, bleeding ulcers, heart attack, stroke, cancer, infertility, premature births, diabetes and even…

The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis

In Philadelphia, the sixth largest city in the U.S., opioids were present in 80 percent of all drug overdoses. Moreover, the number of deaths attributed to opioids continues to rise…

Can The Use of Technologies Deliver (And Help Pay For) Big Infrastructure?

Can The Use of Technologies Deliver (And Help Pay For) Big Infrastructure?

Accepting the premise that financial constraints impose burdens upon public policy choices allows the wicked problem of infrastructure improvements to be addressed by technologies. Dealing with the cost of infrastructure…

When The Front-Line Is the First Line of Defense: The Miami-Dade County Goodwill Ambassador Program

When The Front-Line Is the First Line of Defense: The Miami-Dade County Goodwill Ambassador Program

Many agencies are responding to the recent spate of police brutality and misconduct by establishing policies intended to regain and strengthen the public’s trust in law enforcement. The Miami-Dade County’s…

President Trump’s Ban on Transgender Military Service Members

President Trump’s Ban on Transgender Military Service Members

If our soldiers are fighting to protect our ability to live in a democratic society, but our policymakers are not upholding the freedoms these soldiers are dying for… then what…

Local Government Climate Change and Evolution

Local Government Climate Change and Evolution

The climate is changing. Species survive if they can adapt. But no climate is changing faster than the climate for local governments. Governments have responded with a number of evolutionary…

Bridgebuilders: Look to the Local Level

Bridgebuilders: Look to the Local Level

I was struck by the pessimism of these remarks by such distinguished and accomplished administrators, but realizing that they are speaking from a federal government or national perspective, I have…

America’s Public Infrastructure: A 2017 National Report Card

America’s Public Infrastructure: A 2017 National Report Card

The term “infrastructure” refers to the basic facilities and installations necessary for society to operate. These include public transportation and communication systems (highways, airports, bridges, telephone lines, cellular telephone towers,…

“Y’all can’t do nothing to me”

“Y’all can’t do nothing to me”

Those words were uttered on March 2, 2017 by charged offender Markeith Loyd in an Orlando courtroom when Chief Judge Frederick J. Lauten of the 9th Judicial Circuit read first…

Why Free Market Health Insurance is Problematic

Why Free Market Health Insurance is Problematic

We often hear Obamacare should be repealed and replaced by a more market oriented health care system that is patient centered and maximizes the rights of individuals. I believe it’s…

The Impact of Millennials, Generation Z and Generation A on the Federal Workforce

The Impact of Millennials, Generation Z and Generation A on the Federal Workforce

In the last national election, the earliest born members of Generation Z voted for the first time. In 2019, the American workforce will see the influx of tens of millions…

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