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Gunning for Understanding: Facebook and the Gun Control Debate in America

Gunning for Understanding: Facebook and the Gun Control Debate in America

Guns, an American Conversation has served to demonstrate that technology can be used for noble aims in democratic participation. Facebook’s ability to connect individuals who may have never otherwise met…

Social Equity, Health and Healthy Food Access

Social Equity, Health and Healthy Food Access

Improved health outcomes are a broad policy and social equity concern. Access to fresh, healthy and less processed foods is a key factor in health outcomes. Reducing areas without access…

The First Step Toward Restorative Justice for Native Americans and African Americans Is an Official Apology

The First Step Toward Restorative Justice for Native Americans and African Americans Is an Official Apology

This is the second in a series of columns related to achieving restorative justice for Native Americans and African Americans. These groups are living with the pervasive, negative consequences of…

The Far-Reaching Impacts of Work on Democracy

The Far-Reaching Impacts of Work on Democracy

In our current democracy, we struggle to balance polarized issues such as freedom and authority, justice and due process, diversity and equality, human rights and communal obligations, and participation and…

Celebrating the Fight for Women’s Suffrage: An Interview with Nancy Tate

Celebrating the Fight for Women’s Suffrage: An Interview with Nancy Tate

Lauren Bock Mullins recently took time to interview Nancy Tate, former executive director of the national League of Women Voters, about her time at the League, the struggle for women…

ASPA Evergreen Chapter Fosters International Public Administration

ASPA Evergreen Chapter Fosters International Public Administration

David Broom, Governor Toshizo Ido, and Mary Van Versta, representing ASPA’s Evergreen Chapter to welcome the Hyogo Legislative Assembly For 15 years, the ASPA Evergreen Chapter has had an international…

Is the United States Government at Risk of Failing?

Is the United States Government at Risk of Failing?

Over decades, the federal government’s workforce has been both burdened and demeaned, putting government at risk of simply failing in the face of a national crisis—or multiple domestic or foreign…

Gross National Happiness: An Alternate Way to Measure Wealth

Gross National Happiness: An Alternate Way to Measure Wealth

Bhutan’s claim to fame must be the country’s innovative Gross National Happiness (GNH) policy. Instead of measuring the country’s total wealth in economic, materialistic terms, as our model of Gross…

The President of These United States: Television Presidents and 21st Century Government

The President of These United States: Television Presidents and 21st Century Government

There are multiple hit TV shows that create alternate realities for the presidency. For those of us who are students, scholars and practitioners of public administration, the scripted Administrations are…

A Tribute to Bruce McDowell

By Lisa Warnecke The public administration community lost one of its most knowledgeable and dedicated pracademics in late 2017 with the passing of Bruce McDowell. The modest title of Bruce’s…