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Can Supreme Court Decisions Be Wrong?

Can Supreme Court Decisions Be Wrong?

In my mind, no amount of footnotes, detailed recitation of facts or legal analysis can make a decision like the one in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller…

Back to Flat?

Back to Flat?

This blog discusses the current opportunities and dangers in a global economic context affecting national, state, and local economic development. …

New Age Teaching “Urges” Meeting in the Middle

New Age Teaching “Urges” Meeting in the Middle

I believe successful teaching today is enhanced by our ability to use a two-way street of learning expectations voiced by both the student and the teacher. Teachers should take…

Autumn for the Public Administrator: Evaluation, Service and Reform

Autumn for the Public Administrator: Evaluation, Service and Reform

For public service, autumn is another season of work and attention. It is another opportunity to slow down and lessen the distance between ourselves and the public we serve. In…

Putting Plans into Action

Putting Plans into Action

One of the challenges we face in public administration is putting our plans into action. Most planning projects begin with great enthusiasm. Much time and effort are then devoted to…

Diversity in the Workplace: Are there Lessons to Learn from the University of Illinois Springfield?

Diversity in the Workplace: Are there Lessons to Learn from the University of Illinois Springfield?

What I found after a quick glance at the University of Illinois Springfield senior leadership team was quite fascinating! The representation of the senior leadership team defies prevailing record of…

Academics and Legislators Come Together to Learn About Mental Health

Academics and Legislators Come Together to Learn About Mental Health

One in five adults in the United States is impacted by a mental illness, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Policymakers, researchers and the public recognize a need…

Confirmation Bias: Decision Traps in Public Service

Confirmation Bias: Decision Traps in Public Service

Confirmation bias—the tendency to find evidence for one's existing views and to discount contradictory evidence—shows up in arguments about the safety of vaccination, gun control, climate change, the death penalty,…

Public Safety as a Multidisciplinary Endeavor

Public Safety as a Multidisciplinary Endeavor

Ensuring public safety is inherently a multidisciplinary endeavor. For decades, we have depended on on local police agencies alone to ensure public safety, but this thinking is changing to reflect…

From Trump to Minnowbrook: Navigating Current Issues in PA

From Trump to Minnowbrook: Navigating Current Issues in PA

No doubt politics, disruptive technologies and many other factors having nothing to do with PA contribute to declining trust in government, but those of us teaching and working in PA…

Assessing Rock Island County

This series of articles continues the theme that government is the solution, not the problem, based on building an appreciation and understanding of its 90,056 local components. To refine the…

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