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Using Humor in Public Discourse

Using Humor in Public Discourse

Using humor in the practice of vulnerability is an excellent way to create positive bonds between politicians and citizens, employers and employees, educators and students.…

Social Equity and the Whole Community Concept

Social Equity and the Whole Community Concept

As emergency management moves forward and more attention is paid to historical inequity and the pursuit of improvements, hopefully more jurisdictions will adjust their plans from just saying the words…

Russian Aggression as Global “Stress Testing”

Russian Aggression as Global “Stress Testing”

No system is designed for such a large-scale risk, but we have kept it under control and given the world time to adapt to the conditions of a global war.…

Crisis in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: Part 6—The Savannah River Solution

Crisis in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: Part 6—The Savannah River Solution

This column finishes the series by proposing a solution to what ails the NWC; specifically, I propose to consolidate most of the NWC functions at the Savannah River Site in…

What Is So Scary About Equity?

What Is So Scary About Equity?

In summary, we need to take the discomfort many practitioners feel around discussing equity seriously. …

How To Create and Implement a Citywide Resiliency Committee To Protect and Save Money for Your Jurisdiction

How To Create and Implement a Citywide Resiliency Committee To Protect and Save Money for Your Jurisdiction

Through the efforts of a Resiliency Committee, a jurisdiction can embrace the fact that disasters are the new norm, and that implementing efforts to become more resilient will yield better…

City Manager-City Council Relationship; Part Three

City Manager-City Council Relationship; Part Three

Managers need to make recommendations based on what is best for the city but those recommendations must be grounded in political reality.…

Radical Reset: Facilitating Empathy and Ethics in Public Administration Praxis and Pedagogy

Radical Reset: Facilitating Empathy and Ethics in Public Administration Praxis and Pedagogy

We have an obligation to ensure that future practitioners are ethically trained and incorporate empathy in practice recognizing the diverse needs of the people they serve. …

Useful Work and Exemplary Service: The True Meaning of Democracy

Useful Work and Exemplary Service: The True Meaning of Democracy

Democracy has one goal and that is to provide exemplary service to the citizenry. Its victories are historic and its values are solutions when a bureaucracy becomes unaccountable. …

A Bibliometric Analysis and Science Map of Science Diplomacy

A Bibliometric Analysis and Science Map of Science Diplomacy

Heyward aims to demonstrate how bibliometric analysis and science mapping can be beneficial to researchers, academic institutions and governments.…

The Johnson-Scott Plan for Future Funding of Social Security and Medicare—Serious Proposals or Political Rhetoric?

The Johnson-Scott Plan for Future Funding of Social Security and Medicare—Serious Proposals or Political Rhetoric?

Changing the budget appropriation method, as suggested by Senators Scott and Johnson, would only make the funding shortfall problem even worse, and cause inequities.…