ADVERTISEMENT

Assessments

Could We Please Stop Pontificating About the American Dream?

It means different things to different people. In the end, it doesn't really mean much at all. And there's very little that politicians or government can do to uphold or restore it.

By Alan Ehrenhalt, Senior Editor  |  September 21, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Public Innovation Academy Offers Practical Training for Gov

Government technology veteran Abhi Nemani, who has experience both inside government as well as with prominent civic tech organizations such as Code for America, is leading the new startup company.

By Zack Quaintance, Government Technology  |  September 21, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

The Line Between Protected Assembly or Riot: Legislative Watch

A handful of recent protests have involved enough violence and property destruction for some to claim they are riots. Legislators have proposed penalties and protections for those who might be affected by future incidents.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  September 18, 2020
Read More

Special Project: Sponsor Content

Crisis Response Initiative

Equipping state and local leaders with tactics and resources to respond in a crisis.
Crisis Response Sponsors

 

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Moving the Essential Class into the Middle Class

It's not enough to be grateful to those who are helping us get through a tough time. We need policies that value the work they do and give them the opportunity to move up economically.

By Pete Saunders, Urban Affairs Columnist  |  September 18, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

The Young Republican Lawyer Taking on California’s Governor

Kevin Kiley, a 35-year-old Republican, left his budding law career to take on a career in the Democrat-dominant California state Legislature. He has since made his mark by becoming a fierce opponent of Gov. Newsom’s power.

By Emily Hoeven, CalMatters  |  September 18, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Due to Pandemic, Dozens of Governors and Mayors Face Recall Efforts

Recalls against governors in states including Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada and Wisconsin appear to be going nowhere. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, however, is turning to the state supreme court to block an attempt.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  September 17, 2020
Read More

Future in Context

How Did America Lose Its Confidence?

Great nations have shared values, shared aspirations and a shared historical narrative. That does not mean everyone agrees, but there has to be at least a baseline understanding of our national purpose that we can agree on.

By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large  |  September 17, 2020
Read More

$3.34

The amount that thousands of people with disabilities earn per hour for doing jobs like bagging newspapers or wrapping silverware in napkins. A 1938 labor law has made it possible for people with disabilities to earn less than minimum wage, but now many are trying to change that.

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

The 2020 Census: Mapping the Undercounted

A collaborative of civil rights organizations is using geospatial data to help in the effort to improve response rates among the populations that are hard to count.

By Stephen Goldsmith and Betsy Gardner, Harvard Kennedy School  |  September 17, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Next-Gen Transportation Isn’t Going Anywhere Without Data

In a recent Meeting of the Minds panel discussion, transportation experts weighed in on how the future of urban mobility innovation will be tied to a wide range of data sources and thorough analysis.

By Skip Descant, Government Technology  |  September 17, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

All Rise: Virtual Court Is Now in Session

Guided by an administrative judge with an engineering degree, a Texas county has led the way in making remote court proceedings a reality, including the nation’s first virtual jury trial.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  September 16, 2020
Read More

In the Arena

From Literature to Water: Heather Repenning on Impacting Change

She didn’t grow up dreaming of working in a position of power in a big city like Los Angeles, but her strong desire to help people and make the world a better place rerouted her into a career of public service.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  September 15, 2020
Read More

More Articles

From Literature to Water: Heather Repenning on Impacting Change

She didn’t grow up dreaming of working in a position of power in a big city like Los Angeles, but her strong desire to help people and make the world a better place rerouted her into a career of public service.

Special Projects
E.REPUBLIC Platforms & Programs