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How Should We Nominate Candidates for Office?

How Should We Nominate Candidates for Office?

In the wake of the Iowa caucus fiasco, discussions rage on about the best way to pick candidates in the preliminary stage of elections.…

Has the Administrative State Lost its Mandate?

Has the Administrative State Lost its Mandate?

Our government’s legitimacy flows from the rule of law, in addition to the will of the people. But what happens when a change in the balance of power between the…

The Public Sector Accountability-Responsiveness Paradox

The Public Sector Accountability-Responsiveness Paradox

Public administrators seek to provide the best service possible. They continually seek to work within a paradox—a paradox of accountability and responsiveness.…

Technology and Social Justice

Technology and Social Justice

To be more effective in social justice work, we must realize the online environment is not neutral, equal or objective. We must seek who is not at the table, who…

The Human Need for Equality is Accomplished in the Workplace

The Human Need for Equality is Accomplished in the Workplace

Addressing the issue of pay inequality and understanding the hardwired need for equity in the workplace is an absolute necessity for organizations in their long-term planning.…

Impact of Supreme Court Rulings on Homelessness

Impact of Supreme Court Rulings on Homelessness

Supreme Court rulings can be just as consequential as elections when it comes to swift policy changes on the state and local level. Once a ruling has been made, it…

Effectively Managing Performance in the Public Sector

Effectively Managing Performance in the Public Sector

Performance measures are a significant indicator of how to effectively make an organization successful. Taking a periodic look at how an organization is functioning is a prudent step.…

Leading Through Change

Leading Through Change

The opportunity to manage people in a professional setting is a way to give back; utilizing your skills and knowledge to help others grow is priceless. To do this well…

The Second Day of Genesis

The Second Day of Genesis

The trap of letting every election restart what it means to be a great city is a disservice to current residents and businesses. Having a comprehensive plan with a long-term…

The Importance of Historical Documents in United States History

The Importance of Historical Documents in United States History

During this critical time of turmoil amongst and between the government and the people, it is especially imperative that we take the time to understand our historical background and the…