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Should We Want a President Who Can't or Won't Lie?

Paul Ekman | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Paul Ekman

August 23, 2016 Would it be desirable to have a president who always told the truth; who played with his cards face up? Would that serve the nationa...

USAGov's 11 National Parks You Can't Miss in 2016

USA.gov | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel
USA.gov

Time flies whether you're inside or outside. On August 25, the National Park Service turns 100 and the celebrations are a century in the making. In fa...

Education Crowdfunding: An Engine of Good That Could Move Us Toward Equity

The Sillerman Center | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
The Sillerman Center

When public school budgets shrink, it's students who pay the price. Classes get larger, fewer field trips get scheduled, athletic programs charge fees, and technology doesn't get updated.

The Blockchain is Perfect for Government Services, but Where is Canada?

William Mougayar | Posted 08.22.2016 | Technology
William Mougayar

Government services are one of the most obvious and immediate application areas for the blockchain. Several governments around the world are already w...

Natural Disasters Are Unavoidable. What Is Avoidable Is The Sense Of Economic Hopelessness That Follows.

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.22.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

The fundamental job of government is to provide security and safety for its people. Natural disasters may be predictable to some degree, but they are unavoidable. What is avoidable is the sense of economic hopelessness that follows these events.

Brazil: Gold Medal in Entrepreneurship

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

In July, I've received an invitation to be the speaker as part of State-sponsored U.S. Speaker Program on Entrepreneurship -TechHubs which quickly put me in the "Ambassador of Entrepreneurship" mindset

The Government Has Its Own Tech Startup, and It's Fixing a Lot

Quora | Posted 08.15.2016 | Technology
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Nonviolent Revolution: Women's Rights Fight Continues With ERA

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

Yesterday I shared a brief history of male rulers' attempts to control women's reproductive organs which I wrote in 1990. Today I am sharing a guest ...

The Republican Weapon Of Pro-Life? Deceiving Voters

Haley Snyder | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Haley Snyder

Hiding the true intention of a bill is insulting not only to the intelligence of voters, but also to the democratic process as a whole. How are we supposed to have a legitimate conversation about the significance of abortions if the only way they're being combated legally is in disguise?

Pinellas Park Re-imagined

John Gascot | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
John Gascot

Known mainly for its equestrian facilities and happenings, the city of Pinellas Park sits at the heart of Pinellas County, Florida, the state's most d...

Talking Citizen Soldier With Christian Tureaud

Sam Rivman | Posted 08.08.2016 | Entertainment
Sam Rivman

Citizen Soldier is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Bri...

Marketers Should Stop Equating Guns With Manly Sex Appeal

Liana Downey | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Liana Downey

For citizens who have been raised in this advertising-rich environment, which comfortably equates guns and safety, sexiness, and manliness, it can be hard to see the marketing for what it is.

USAGov's Tips for National Anthem Etiquette

USA.gov | Posted 08.04.2016 | Sports
USA.gov

The 2016 Rio Olympics are here! Years of early morning workouts and late night practices finally pay off for the athletes who will represent the Unite...

The Moment This Republican Decided To Vote For Hillary

Sara Zervos | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Sara Zervos

I’m a registered Republican, but I couldn’t bear to watch the Republican convention. After the “fun” that characterized the primary contest, I...

Back to Public Service

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Steven Cohen

The work of business and government overlaps, and the skills of public and private management can complement each other, but public service is not designed to turn a profit. It is designed to serve something called the public interest.

SLATE SLEEPS THROUGH THE PENTAGON PAPERS

Ted Gup | Posted 07.28.2016 | Media
Ted Gup

At 8:10 AM on the morning of July 6, 2016 I sent an email to Slate.com that, journalistically speaking, should have awakened even the dead. The email ...

Should We Torture Suspected Terrorists?

Paul Ekman | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Paul Ekman

The Republican candidate for the presidency has recommended torturing terrorist suspects. While former Vice President Dick Cheney was known to advocat...

TRUMPet, A Call To Fear

Justin Curmi | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

After a reflection on the trajectory of themes and messages circulating in the means of communication, it has become evident that the Republican Party is shifting on some ideologies, which is caused by Donald Trump and his supporters.

The USAGov Contact Center Connects You to Answers from Your Government

USA.gov | Posted 07.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
USA.gov

On November 13, 2015 at approximately 4:20 PM ET, a set of coordinated attacks shook Paris.At approximately 5:00 PM ET, the USAGov Contact Center, han...

Presidential Leadership Scholars Program Gives Hope for America's Future

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

By BJ Goergen As someone from Dallas, the recent shooting of police officers and a protestor highlighted close to home for me that something is wro...

5 Simple Ways To Finding Peace In Chaos

Karin Volo | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Karin Volo

It may seem like the world is in a horrible state and everything is falling apart -- and on one level it IS! This may seem very frightening to many. A...

8 Ways Digital is Transforming Governments around the World

William D. Eggers | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology
William D. Eggers

The technology now exists to deliver, at the push of a touch screen, a taxi to your door. A doctor can assess a person's health remotely. Computers can process and organize data from millions of inputs.

Cyber Security Attacks = Need to get trained.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 07.18.2016 | Science
Alan W. Silberberg

Every day another hack. Another breach. Someone's data getting exfiltrated, dumped and sold. Is it you today? Your company? Your organization? How ...

Changing Environmental Values and a Changing World

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

For many people, a clean and healthy environment is deeply related to an effort to manage health risks, and they will therefore support government action to reduce pollution.

Presidential Candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn: The Government Mechanic

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Hillary Clinton isn't the only woman with government experience running for President. Clinical psychologist and presidential candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn has been reinventing and transforming government from the inside for 32 years.