Six Strategies to Create Strong Government Initiatives Anyone who consults for government knows the odds aren’t great that your data, conclusions or recommendations will make it direct from ink or electron to gavel or ballot. The itinerary taking elected officials from truth to action is peppered with stops for counterclaims, political pressures, longstanding promises, showboating… Read More The “E’s” of Action
By Jason Bowns Can a school district function as a criminal enterprise? What about a probation department or a political party organization? According to recent convictions for violating federal and state racketeer influenced and corrupt organization (RICO) laws, the answer is “yes.” RICO was initially designed to combat La Casa Nostra when it was originally… Read More Racketeering in Public Service
The Ongoing Debate About Abortions By Winnie Eke With the introduction of six anti-abortion bills in Congress, it seems the government wants to control a woman’s choice. Granted the country is divided over abortion but it appears this Congress wants to make its mark on controlling what a woman does. I wonder if it is not… Read More Are We Turning Back the Clock?
By Craig Donovan Over the past few months, as the cold winter winds have blown about, I was privy to a breeze of another kind. A conversational whirlwind has swirled around the upper echelons of ASPA dealing with issues of the ‘problems’ which ASPA faces as well as probable ‘solutions.’ I will not bore you… Read More ASPA’s New Normal
By Shirmel Hayden According to the California Innocence Project, the definition of police misconduct encompasses illegal, unethical actions or the violation of individual constitutional rights by police officers in the conduct of their duties. Examples of misconduct include dishonesty, fraud, coercion, torture to force confessions and abuse of authority. Over the past few months, and… Read More Citizen Policing
By Craig Donovan Various health issues have kept me from writing in the past two months. While I cannot recommend the various trials and tribulations I have experienced, they have given me a time of retreat to take stock and reflect on the past, present, and future: something which I recommend. Flat on my back,… Read More Disney Days
By Tom Miller Humans are programmed to find solutions. But, even so, we’re not that great at it. Every day, from kids to public managers, people decide what works and what’s good. A small conclusion can affect your lunch while a big one might change the lives of 5 million immigrants. Sure, we rely on… Read More How Can You Be So Sure? Seeking the Gold Standard of Survey Accuracy
By Robyn-Jay Bage No matter what holidays you celebrate or don’t, the weeks between mid-December and Jan. 1 can be harried, hurried and inhospitable. I have yet to meet the person who isn’t on edge in one way or another. Nowhere is this more clear than in our places of work. Retail, production, nonprofit or… Read More Management Lessons From the Road
By Dr. Michael Popejoy It may not seem too unusual that a historical figure on the level of Woodrow Wilson would have a plethora of biographies written on his life and career. However, it is a surprise that two major biographies would appear so close together. I would think that at least a decade would… Read More Woodrow Wilson: A biographical book review essay
By Winnie Eke It appeared that some people were shocked about the recent revelation and news on children’s homelessness in America. That number, one in every 30 children, is an increase from the previous number of one in 45. It is also a reminder of the systemic failure in policies on poverty in the country.… Read More The Homeless Children and Youth Act (S.2653)– A Ploy or Problem Solver?