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Conservative Convergence in High-Growth Counties: Theory Meets Reality (Part One)

Conservative Convergence in High-Growth Counties: Theory Meets Reality (Part One)

Georgia's race attracted national and international attention along with a flood of campaign financing. The setting was the immediate northern suburbs of Atlanta, within the context of its rapidly expanding…

Next Time

Next Time

It is never too early to start planning for the next time. Harvey has shown all of us we need more than the Ike Dike to protect homeowners and businesses in…

Administratively Strained: Immigration Courts

Administratively Strained: Immigration Courts

U.S. Immigration Courts issue decisions which impact millions inside and outside of the United States. While policy debates continue, these courts work diligently to apply laws to real lives. Absent…

Collaborating at the Local Level to Serve Veterans and their Families

Collaborating at the Local Level to Serve Veterans and their Families

But how can these agencies and those that serve veterans directly work together to achieve better results and wider funding? There are three critical ingredients to such an effort by…

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…

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,…

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We often hear Obamacare should be repealed and replaced by a more market oriented health care system that is patient centered and maximizes the rights of individuals.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

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…

Seven Steps for Creating a Bottom Line in the Government

Seven Steps for Creating a Bottom Line in the Government

Most government agencies do not have a clearly defined bottom line. Thus, the managers of the agency often do not know what is expected from them. This column argues that…

FY 2018: A New Low in Congressional Appropriations?

FY 2018: A New Low in Congressional Appropriations?

In The Power of the Purse, the classic study of the congressional appropriations process from 1947 to 1965, Richard Fenno declared, “The power of the purse is the historic bulwark…