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Mentoring Our Future

Mentoring Our Future

By sharing our experience and knowledge, we can elevate our profession and prepare for a more successful future for our communities, strengthening the relationship between our constituents and building public…

Grappling with Critical Race Theory: An Unfortunate Part of “Our Journey”

Grappling with Critical Race Theory: An Unfortunate Part of “Our Journey”

We must be the light that motivates and inspires future generations to reject the notion of dominant groups, cultures and even thought. …

The Biden Administration’s Management Approach to the Federal Budget: First Impressions

The Biden Administration’s Management Approach to the Federal Budget: First Impressions

Undoubtedly, there will be many analyses of the President’s proposed budget and speculation about whether it will be approved by Congress in time for the start of the new fiscal…

Role of Government in Protecting the Institution of Marriage

Role of Government in Protecting the Institution of Marriage

Despite all efforts, divorce rates are still on the rise and governments simply need to do more—especially after the alarming spike in the rate of divorce following the pandemic.…

Virginia’s Redistricting Commission: Goals, Failures and Lessons Learned

Virginia’s Redistricting Commission: Goals, Failures and Lessons Learned

By recognizing and mitigating the impact of strict partisanship, future individuals involved in the redistricting process may be able to create fair and representative maps for future voters.…

Public Administration and the 2022 Mid-term Elections

Public Administration and the 2022 Mid-term Elections

By considering the potential effects of a contentious election process on a public agency, public sector leaders are more likely to be able to continue operating the systems of government…

What Plato Said

What Plato Said

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Jason BownsMarch 28, 2022 The town of Cheshire is…

The Freedom to Learn Is the Cornerstone of Academic Freedom

The Freedom to Learn Is the Cornerstone of Academic Freedom

As educators, we bear the burden and responsibility to educate and train our students to serve their future clientele with an essential understanding of the historical and contemporary challenges and…

Groupthink and the Presidency

Groupthink and the Presidency

The Bay of Pigs/Cuban Missiles CrisisGroupthink and the Presidency. It is a clear and present danger when key members of presidential administrations begin to “massage each other’s hearts” when deliberating in…

Let’s Talk About Sex Work

Let’s Talk About Sex Work

Like other precarious occupations, there are various reasons an individual may choose sex work—and public administrators play a role in mitigating the negative consequences faced by those involved.…

The United States Needs a National Crypto Director

The United States Needs a National Crypto Director

We need a National Director for Crypto to coordinate these efforts under one, centralized authority, if not one roof, and we need it now while we are still in the…