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Acting is About Deceiving

Acting is About Deceiving

The federal government is currently losing the capacity to protect citizens. This capacity loss is related to a specific management approach in our current administration.…

Implementing Financial Management Practices

Implementing Financial Management Practices

King County Executive Dow Constantine has set an ambitious goal for King County to become the best run government in the nation. While the County was still reeling from the…

An Independence Day Review: How the Scope of Public Administration in America Has Changed Since Its Inception

An Independence Day Review: How the Scope of Public Administration in America Has Changed Since Its Inception

As we look to continue best serving our fellow citizens in our own respective corners of the public sphere, it’s critical that we recognize the original intentions underpinning public administration…

U.S. Department of Education Title IX and Sex Discrimination

U.S. Department of Education Title IX and Sex Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Education and our school systems are doing everything they can to protect children’s gender identity. Still, it is not enough. …

Outcome-Based Decision Making For Environmental Protection—or When More is More

Outcome-Based Decision Making For Environmental Protection—or When More is More

As civilizations advance, so do the complexities of their problems. One example of this is the quality of surface water. We must continue to make tangible improvements to mitigate adverse…

Americans with Disabilities: A Reminder to Public Administrators

Americans with Disabilities: A Reminder to Public Administrators

As public administrators, we have a special duty to raise awareness about those populations who do not enjoy such privilege, including the privilege of being abled or without physical or…

Are Innovation Districts Right for Cities?

Are Innovation Districts Right for Cities?

Innovation districts are a new strategy for urban economic development. Cities in the United States and worldwide are establishing innovation districts to advance various economic development goals, including job creation,…

People Power: The Electoral College

People Power: The Electoral College

The Electoral College allows smaller states like South Dakota and Vermont to stand shoulder to shoulder with the colossal states such as New York and California. This is the beauty…

Beyond Breaking Up Big Tech

Beyond Breaking Up Big Tech

Eliminating monopolies in the technology sector is important, but there is an even greater threat that lurks: racial discrimination and bias in artificial intelligence (A.I.) algorithms.…

Teaching & Learning Moments: Creating Space for Gratitude, Reflection, Healing and Needed Change

Teaching & Learning Moments: Creating Space for Gratitude, Reflection, Healing and Needed Change

There may be a blind eye—whether intentional or not—many of us in the public and nonprofit sectors have towards often-overlooked historical narratives. Our blind eye reflects the absence of learning…

Public Administration: Closer to Home

Public Administration: Closer to Home

Quality instruction and information on great public service starter opportunities does not seem to be highlighted to qualified candidates. The result is a very limited number of younger individuals running…