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It Should Not Be This Hard to Serve Your Country

It Should Not Be This Hard to Serve Your Country

Federal, state and local law enforcement officers may also be thinking that it should not be this hard to serve their country (or state, or county, etc.). The current national…

Self-Sufficiency and Community-Building Among Refugee Populations

Self-Sufficiency and Community-Building Among Refugee Populations

According to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), there are about 22.5 million refugees in the world today. As world conflicts continue, this number is steadily increasing. In order to…

Managerial Competencies – A Key to Employee Engagement

Managerial Competencies – A Key to Employee Engagement

Research by my organization and others has shown that leadership and supervision are key influences on (drivers of) the level of employee engagement in public-sector organizations. In government, we depend…

The Inefficacy of Political Ideologies

The Inefficacy of Political Ideologies

All political ideologies suffer from the same inherent, inescapable problem. Succinctly stated, the problem is that it is impossible to postulate an ideology that is, at one and the same…

Balancing the Scales: Critiquing Gender Equity Research in the American Legal Field

Balancing the Scales: Critiquing Gender Equity Research in the American Legal Field

As March celebrates women’s global contributions and achievements personally and professionally, the legal and economic statuses of women remain in public policy foci. Yet, for the women responsible for balancing…

Forward Movement on Infrastructure and the Policy Moment

Forward Movement on Infrastructure and the Policy Moment

There are now competing federal infrastructure plans in DC or at least the outlines that can be used for actual legislation. The plans are significantly different and speak to the…

Second Amendment

Second Amendment

As perhaps the most iconic Amendment to the Constitution, America’s right to bear arms may be the most cited Amendment of the last 20 years. We all know it, so…

Cycle of Poverty

Cycle of Poverty

In a political science class, I referred my students to the case of Singapore and mentioned how one of the key differences between Singapore and Puerto Rico was that in…

Morally and Fiscally Responsible Health Care Policy

Fiscally sound policy should insure that taxpayer dollars spent benefit the public good and should ultimately provide a return on investment. Expanding Medicaid is helping keep hospitals financially solvent, improves…

Changing the Perceptions of Drug Addiction in the Realm of Public Health

Changing the Perceptions of Drug Addiction in the Realm of Public Health

The current opioid crisis has focused the medical research, legislative and fiduciary spotlights on what can and should be done to solve this problem. Treatment methods of the previous 30…

R * E * S * P * E * C * T

R * E * S * P * E * C * T

isrespect seems the norm these days. We particularly see it in the language of many of our elected and appointed officials. Unfortunately, when unacceptable language or behavior becomes a visible…