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The Executive Order on Travel: Case Study on the Concurrence Process

The Executive Order on Travel: Case Study on the Concurrence Process

The Executive Order (EO) on travel restrictions, issued by the White House on January 27, 2017, immediately caused confusion at airports worldwide and a significant backlash. The order suspended travel…

Innovation IS for Everyone!

Innovation IS for Everyone!

We have all heard it somewhere, sometime during work, social gatherings or maybe even a family gathering: “I don't have a creative, innovative bone in my body.” Or maybe something…

A Guide for Higher Education Administrators: Serving a Diversifying Student Body

A Guide for Higher Education Administrators: Serving a Diversifying Student Body

According to a 2015 study by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Education and the Penn Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, only nine percent of those…

Meeting the Challenge of Government Microservices

Meeting the Challenge of Government Microservices

Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis and blogs emerged around the same time then-Senator Obama was considering his run for the presidency. President Obama’s 2008 campaign harnessed the power of…

Words Matter

Words Matter

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” “It’s your actions not your words which demonstrate the kind of leader you are.” PaddockWe’ve been trained to believe…

Attack on the Administrative State

Attack on the Administrative State

The Trump administration has begun an overt attack on the “administrative state," in which unelected officials are essentially writing new laws, making political decisions and redirecting public programs according to…

Community Policing: The New Protect and Serve

Community Policing: The New Protect and Serve

Community policing, as defined by Community Oriented Policing Services, is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem solving techniques, to proactively address…

The Three Clauses that Ate the Federal Constitution and Other Constitutional Concerns

The Three Clauses that Ate the Federal Constitution and Other Constitutional Concerns

The old argument is Section 8 of Article I of the United States Constitution and The Bill of Rights created a federal government of enumerated and limited power. The fact, however,…

Supporting Ongoing Innovation and Reform in American Policing

Supporting Ongoing Innovation and Reform in American Policing

Communities across the nation face great challenges in improving police-community relationships. While most communities have positive police-community relations, media coverage has been building salience for law enforcement reform on a…

Thinking About Tomorrow

Thinking About Tomorrow

Benjamin Franklin offered his definition of a sound body and mind by declaring in an early essay, “Health and Virtue are to be preferred over all other considerations.” However, he doesn’t…

Culture Cacophonies: Implications for Public Administration in Growing Edge Counties

Culture Cacophonies: Implications for Public Administration in Growing Edge Counties

America is a place of demographical change driven by our restless patterns of internal migration that flowed to numerous places. According to the U.S. census, we have also grown from…

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