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Effective Community Policing Begins in the Classroom

Effective Community Policing Begins in the Classroom

Community policing is viewed as an important concept and one that is necessary to build positive relations between law enforcement and the community served, yet, it continues to be difficult…

A Salute to Public Servants

A Salute to Public Servants

What can we in public administration do based on the current Trump presidency? One option is to practice continuous guerilla government in the form of whistleblowing, anonymous tips to the…

The Changing Face of the U.S

The Changing Face of the U.S

Our nation and our world is changing rapidly. By 2055, the U.S. will have no single racial or ethnic majority, as the population shifts to being more foreign-born. Currently, 14…

Three Models of Emotional Intelligence

Three Models of Emotional Intelligence

Too often the notion of emotional intelligence in a professional environment makes many break out in to sweat, experience palpitations, start trembling, shake really hard, have shortness of breath and…

Blockchain: A Potentially Disruptive Innovation

Blockchain: A Potentially Disruptive Innovation

Innovation in the public sector is always a topic of discussion wrought with both hyperbole and striking contradictions. Especially engaging is when the dialogue couples the inherent inefficiencies woven into…

The Politics of Contempt

The Politics of Contempt

We take for granted that politics is characterized by partisanship. It may even be that extreme partisanship is more the norm than the exception. Strictly speaking, partisanship is the expression of…

The Influence of Cable TV, Talk Radio and Social Media upon American Politics and Our Polarized Electorate

The Influence of Cable TV, Talk Radio and Social Media upon American Politics and Our Polarized Electorate

The Presidential election of 2016 was an election like no other in United States history. The typical banter between candidates became a mudslinger’s paradise, even pulling the voting public into…

Pay Trumps No Pay

Pay Trumps No Pay

Today a senior staff member in a critically important national institution with a college degree works full time without a salary. This is apparently an acceptable state of affairs because…

Coming Home and Funding New Campaigns: Veterans’ Access to Capital

Coming Home and Funding New Campaigns: Veterans’ Access to Capital

While American veterans’ benefits have existed since the Revolutionary War, most aim to maintain and restore social capital to servicemen and servicewomen and their families. Fewer veterans’ assistance programs target…

This Week’s Episode of Repeal and Replace: Obamacare

This Week’s Episode of Repeal and Replace: Obamacare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to a Senate vote just before the July 4 recess. Let’s review some of the key…

The Indispensable Goodbye

The Indispensable Goodbye

The government wide freeze is over, but federal employee anxiety lingers as layoff threats remain. Some agencies have continued freezes while they plan more “surgical” cuts. President Trump’s 2018 proposed…