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The 23%

A Cautionary Tale for the Newly Elected

By the end of her first term, Hawaii state Rep. Lauren Matsumoto was hospitalized for exhaustion from trying to "do it all."

The 23%

Year of the Woman? Not So Fast.

An expert on women in politics dissects the 2018 midterms.

The 23%

Pregnant, With Twins, on the Campaign Trail

Virginia state Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy reflects on her first year in office and how she got there.

Go Public

Can Free Money Make Up for Widescale Job Loss?

Faced with the prospect of up to a third of jobs being eliminated by automation in the next decade, governments are taking another look at Universal Basic Income.

The 23%

'This Was a Concerted Effort to, Dare I Say, Keep a Black Woman Down'

St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones reflects on her loss in the mayor's race and what she's been doing since.

Go Public

Homeless Donations Are Missing Something: Tampons

A nonprofit helped Athens, Ga., address this often-ignored need and wants to expand its services.

The 23%

'You Should Be at Home With Your Son'

Jackie Biskupski is the first openly gay elected official in Utah. But her sexual orientation isn't what her critics want to talk about.

In the Arena

Teddy Roosevelt Inspired Him. Now This Governor Wants to Honor Him.

North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.

In the Arena

Town Halls? This Mayor Does Porch Tours

Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley talks to people about policy where they feel most comfortable.

Go Public

An Experiment in Civic Engagement

MIT researchers are trying something new to see if they can explain -- if not repair -- the relationship between the public and the government.

In the Arena

The Man Showing the Country What Makes Cities Work

Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's."

In the Arena

Embrace Your Limitations -- in Life and Public Policy

That's the advice of Kristen Cox, who lost her sight in her 20s and became a client of public services. Now, her job is to oversee them.

In the Arena

First She Watched History on TV. Then She Made It.

Mayor Acquanetta Warren credits her father for her big dreams. "You've been to the moon," he used to say. There was some truth to that.

The 23%

Black, Female and Serving the Public: A Conversation With the Lawmaker Fighting Statehouse Discrimination

Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes gets stopped by security trying to enter her place of work. She wants others to share their stories of prejudice.

In the Arena

The Nation's First Compassionate City?

Mayor Greg Fischer's parents taught him to care for others. He's using their lessons to lead Kentucky's biggest city.

The 23%

The Female Mayor Who Doesn't Want to Talk About Being a Woman

At least she didn't used to. Now, she says, times have changed.

In the Arena

She Was a Model and WWE Ring Girl. Now She's a Highly Regarded State House Leader.

Themis Klarides is defying expectations and redefining leadership in the Connecticut legislature.

In the Arena

Why Eric Garcetti Thinks America Needs a Mayor in the White House

"It is America's cities that are here, ready to save Washington," says the Los Angeles mayor and potential 2020 candidate.

In the Arena

A New Podcast for and About Public Leaders

The most popular Roosevelt quote, explained, on the first episode of "In the Arena."

Go Public

Governments Don't Always Pay Hackers, But What If They Did?

Going against the FBI's ransomware advice is one way state chief information officers are thinking for themselves.