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The Columbine Generation

The Columbine Generation

Columbine was not a moment of policy intervention or activism. Although this tragedy in suburban Littleton, Colorado may recede in the collective memory of the nation, it remains in the…

Social Justice and the Inclusive Policy of Shri Ram Vilas Paswan

Social Justice and the Inclusive Policy of Shri Ram Vilas Paswan

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan was a seasoned politician with over five decade of political experience who died in office during the pandemic. He was a true champion of the marginalized…

Civic Literacy and Effective Public Administration

Civic Literacy and Effective Public Administration

We might expect everyone in public administration to have a basic understanding of government in the United States, but this is not always the case. Public sector leader-managers must be…

eGovernment: A Promise Finally Realized?

eGovernment: A Promise Finally Realized?

Can a pandemic finish government’s pivot to technology-supported service delivery?…

“Supreme Change” is Needed

“Supreme Change” is Needed

While the court has eventually allowed for female justices, little else has changed. Only a Constitutional Amendment will allow us to have a future Supreme Court with an explicit upper…

Older Adults Without A Place to Call Home—A Growing Crisis

Older Adults Without A Place to Call Home—A Growing Crisis

While many older adults were able to hold onto their homes in the pandemic, the government-imposed moratorium on rents and mortgage payments will not last indefinitely. When that bill catches…

An Over-Bias for Action

An Over-Bias for Action

Public sector employees often have a bias for action. How do these actions fit into the specific framework of what an agency does? Can over-bias for action work against us?…

Profile in Greatness—Our Letter Carrier

Profile in Greatness—Our Letter Carrier

Letter carriers are sometimes unsung heroes—at least ours is! He is from the “old school” where public service means sacrifice and dedication to those served. He is cut from the…

Looking for Trouble: The United States Needs Leaders Who Will Seek Out Emerging Threats and Use Science and Collaboration to Create Policy Solutions

Looking for Trouble: The United States Needs Leaders Who Will Seek Out Emerging Threats and Use Science and Collaboration to Create Policy Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the critical value of leaders who can identify impending threats, use evidence of these threats to get them on the policy agenda and mobilize actions…

Public, Private and Nonprofit Universities and Everything in Between

Public, Private and Nonprofit Universities and Everything in Between

The choice between different modes of operation regarding universities seems to be linked with the political and economic ideologies prevalent at different historical times. The question is: What difference does…

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