It has been 12 seemingly long years now since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed America forever.
Thus as we honor the victims and pay our respects to their families, let’s also remember an unsettling but stark…Continue
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" --…Continue
The Founders Tried to Protect Us From Religious Extremists
America’s founders deliberately kept god out of our Constitution because they didn’t want a theocracy. But many Americans now try to force all of us to practice their faith, and prevent some from practicing different faiths. Nothing is more un-American.
James Madison and Gouverneur Morris wrote our Constitution from scratch in 1787, using pen and paper. There had never before been such a document. They…Continue
Added by Dave Bell on April 1, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments
I know that there are lots of opinions, both negative and positive, that are swirling around the local government community with regards to Code for America. It's easy for us to get defensive about our jobs because, well, we're used to having to be on the defensive. Government doesn't have a positive image with the general public. We all know that.
It's not my place to tell anyone how to feel about the work CfA is doing. However, I thought I would share the effect Code for America…
The application of technology to government has evolved into an incredible environment of creative change. Just as Tim O’Reilly predicted, now is the age of government as a platform. Raw open data is being made readily available to the public, which has created new applications, tools, and ways to access information and services. The Thursday afternoon session, scheduled from 1:15 to 2:15, is designed to bring four of the leading minds behind this ever-important movement to the same room to…Continue
Added by Andreas D. Addison on July 17, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments
The Paralyzed Veterans of America recently wrapped up their annual wheelchair sports event—the 32ndNational Veterans Wheelchair Games, which HP attended as a proud sponsor. The event was held in Richmond, Va., and included more than 500 athletes competing in a variety of sports. The event was made even more special because it was considered a homecoming, since the games were first held in Richmond 31 years ago.
This year, HP attended the event as a Platinum Host Sponsor,…Continue
Added by Christina Morrison on July 17, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Corporate America Gone Wild!
Some opponents of health care reform assert that the Affordable Care Act will result in a lack of personal freedom due to the so-called individual mandate. But what about our freedom from Corporate America gone…Continue
Some argue that when it comes to polishing its public image, Feds should follow the rebranding examples of Corporate America. But Federal Government does not need to spend multiple millions of dollars -- in our case with taxpayer money, whether real or perceived -- to improve its public…Continue
This week President Obama laid out his vision for America and his rationale as to why he should be re-elected. In a nearly hour-long speech, he sought to firmly establish himself as the defender of the middle class. While the ideals underpinning his rhetoric are laudable, the approach of demonizing various segments of society is not the way to creating solutions we so desperately need.
One need not get into the…Continue
Added by Kathleen Schafer on December 9, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments
In the perpetual battle to reform America’s defunct education system, it is interesting to see how “new” interests are entering the fray bringing with them millions of dollars and an insatiable taste for political paralysis. The Huffington Post article, “America’s Education Reform Lobby Makes it Presence Known at the Voting Booth,” details how Washington insiders, like former DC Public…Continue
Added by Kathleen Schafer on December 2, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Teresa M. Miguel, Esq., of Yale Law School, Lillian Goldman Law Library has posted The Digital Legal Landscape in South America: Government Transparency and Access to Information, on SSRN, in Legal Information and Technology eJournal.…Continue
Added by Rob Richards on June 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
FORECLOSURE GOD’S STYLE
Do you know this lady? Oh, of course you do! She’s that kind little lady who lives next door, she’s the one who bakes cookies for the children in the neighborhood at Christmas or just whenever. She’s a grandmother and loving wife…Continue
Added by Ray A. on May 29, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments
1. What was your path to public service?
Serving my community has seemed pretty important to me since I was a kid. I was 7 yrs old when I witnessed some “older” kids set fire to a field behind my house. I sounded the alarm and then used a rake to pull a fat line of dried material (fire food)…Continue
This week's featured member is Dick Davies - check him out!
1. What was your path to public service?
"I have always been active in civic projects, it's a responsibility of being a citizen. I first got heavily involved in federal government…Continue
Bradley Manning is the U.S. Army private who is accused of leaking information to the website Wikileaks. I have been sorting out my feelings on the Wikileaks controversy, torn between a desire for openness and freedom versus a desire for America's Government to be able to operate securely and effectively. I have quickly begun to lean in favor of prosecuting the guilty and shutting down Wikileaks. Considering the story of Bradley Manning led me in this direction.
First of all, I will…Continue
Added by Larry Slobodzian on December 3, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments