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Japan: Early Observations on Heroism, Authority, Emergency Response and Global Governance

Japan: Early Observations on Heroism, Authority, Emergency Response and Global Governance


The March/April print and online editions of PA TIMES featured several articles on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan. Contact Christine McCrehin, [email protected],…

The End of a Tyrant and the Continuation of Democratic Revolutions in the Middle East

The End of a Tyrant and the Continuation of Democratic Revolutions in the Middle East


Alexander Dawoody

Finally, the lying terrorist dictator of Libya is about to be deposed. After terrorizing his country and the world for 42 years, Moammar Qaddafi’s days in…

Work at the Interface, Governments in Service to Indigenous People


Joe Sarcone

Each week throughout the first year of my work with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) I selected one word to reflect on.…

Air Pollution Kills 195,000 Bangladeshis Each Year

Air Pollution Kills 195,000  Bangladeshis Each Year


Shakeel Ahmed Ibne Mahmood

The Problem
Air pollution kills 195,000 Bangladeshi each year, according to a World Bank report.

The Reluctant Troublemaker (Part 3)



Jill Tao

I am now “known” as both a professor and an activist...the latter is a label I never thought I would wear. Political scientists may not mind…

The Reluctant Troublemaker (Part 2)


Jill Tao

And so, after months of negotiations, a decision was made in September 2009 to begin furloughs for teachers in October. The outcry started when the calendar…

Reorganization Rears Its Pretty Head: President Obama’s Surprise Proposal

Reorganization Rears Its Pretty Head: President Obama’s Surprise Proposal


Mordecai Lee

Out of the blue, during his State of the Union Address in late January, President Obama said he will propose a major reorganization of the federal…

A Washington State Initiative: Veterans’ Service to Country, Service to Community

A Washington State Initiative: Veterans’ Service to Country, Service to Community


Mary Van Verst, Debbie Schuffenhauer

As a part of its mission to engage all Americans in service, and as directed by the 2009 Edward M. Kennedy Serve America…

Integrating Citizens into Local Governing How Much Democracy Can You Take?


David Swindell

Many years ago, I attended a neighborhood association meeting in a large Midwestern city. It was a long meeting, as many of these can be. There…

Fiscally Constrained Cities Protect Public Services with Volunteers


Civic Engagement the Key to Success in Community Building, Urban Revitalization and Our Future


Schnequa N. Diggs, Alexandru V. Roman

Historically, during times of economic adversity, American communities have relied on social connections. As far back as 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville in…