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We often hear Obamacare should be repealed and replaced by a more market oriented health care system that is patient centered and maximizes the rights of individuals.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

The Battle for the Future Versus the Battle for Today

The Battle for the Future Versus the Battle for Today

Government leaders are continually facing an uphill battle to drive strategy and improve performance while meeting the demands of the current fires burning in the organization. At times, it can…

Cybersecurity and America’s Governments

Cybersecurity and America’s Governments

The constant threat of a cyber attack is the most important problem for our local, state and federal governments, who generally do not know how often they are attacked, or…

Practitioners and Scholars of Public Administration United

Practitioners and Scholars of Public Administration United

As a public servant for over 30 years, it surprised me to learn that there are about 37 countries with a total of about 70 schools that offer college-level courses…

Lessons from Professional Military Education

Lessons from Professional Military Education

Being “too busy” is not a phenomenon confined to the military. Most practitioners, both public and private, find it difficult to make enough time for professional education. While there are…

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