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The Affordable Care Act, 5-4, and the Legacy of the Roberts Court: Part 1

The Affordable Care Act, 5-4, and the Legacy of the Roberts Court: Part 1

The question of the Supreme Court’s legitimacy, that is, the public’s perception that politicians were given lifetime appointments to the high court, is of great concern for the Chief Justice.…

Structural Racism is a Growing Public Health Concern: Time to Disrupt the Status Quo

Structural Racism is a Growing Public Health Concern: Time to Disrupt the Status Quo

Now that racism is finally being recognized as an entrenched public health concern, we must begin to intentionally disrupt the status quo by acknowledging that racism is inherent in all…

As COVID Cancels Everest Climbing Season, Regulators Should Use the Pause to Get into Shape

As COVID Cancels Everest Climbing Season, Regulators Should Use the Pause to Get into Shape

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 Everest climbing season. We should be using that pause to continue working out lasting and sustainable solutions to help safeguard climbers, ecosystems and local…

Hampton Roads ASPA Chapter 2020 Awards

Hampton Roads ASPA Chapter 2020 Awards

The Hampton Roads (Virginia) Chapter of ASPA has recognized an outstanding practitioner, a distinguished scholar and a public administration student during the 2020 program year. …

COVID-19 and Mental Health: The Pursuit of Happiness

COVID-19 and Mental Health: The Pursuit of Happiness

National mental health policies should be concerned both with mental disorders and with broader issues that promote mental health. Mental health promotion should be mainstream in governmental and nongovernmental policies…

The “New Normal”: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

The “New Normal”: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

Across the nation, government leaders at all levels are now seeking to phase the workforce back into traditional settings. This will require patience and reflection as they attempt to create…

Retirement Systems and Pensions Plans

Retirement Systems and Pensions Plans

Retirement systems and pensions are not the end-all-be-all. However, they do provide a great means and sense of security. This article will go over various types of plans. …

Reimagining Africa in Post Pandemic, and Post DfID (UK Aid Office)

Reimagining Africa in Post Pandemic, and Post DfID (UK Aid Office)

Africa is now contending with both the pandemic and the announcement that the UK’s department for international development (DfID) will be merged with the foreign office. These two unfolding events…

A Time of Monumental Change: Public Opinion on the Removal of Confederate Symbols

A Time of Monumental Change: Public Opinion on the Removal of Confederate Symbols

During the winter of 2017– 2018, the Center for Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs asked the public’s opinion on the…

What’s in the Name of an Army Base? How about Our American Values!

What’s in the Name of an Army Base? How about Our American Values!

Let’s hope the Army will do more research in selecting new names that truly represent American values like liberty, courage, justice, honor, duty and freedom.…

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