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Trust in Government

Here's What Americans Think Of Our Democracy

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or wil...

Trust In Government Problem-Solving Reaches New Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

Americans are less likely than ever to put faith in the federal government's handling of either domestic or international problems, a survey released ...

Rebuilding trust in government

Tom Fox | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

In May, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker launched the Volcker Alliance, in part to rebuild trust in government. Tom Fox spoke with long-ti...

An Unseen cost of Sequester: Closing Public Service

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

As more of our best and brightest are lured into the private sector, many into lucrative but socially unproductive jobs, we reduce the prestige and desirability of government service. This could have devastating effects for the future.

Learning From the Gun Control Loss

Terry Newell | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

Advocates of gun control need to talk not just about gun violence but about trusting government. There may not be enough support for controlling guns until more people are convinced that their government is under control.

The Road Ahead

Richard C. Leone | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

During the past 40 years, Americans have more than once moved beyond disdain for politics and government to a willingness to support new leaders and fresh solutions to our problems.

The Republican Weapon of Mass Cynicism

Robert Reich | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The Weapon of Mass Cynicism has convinced most Americans they can't rely on government to help with anything. But if we can't trust government at a time like this, whom can we trust? Corporations? Wall Street? Warren Buffett? Or is each of us now simply on our own?

Don't Cut Civil Workforce

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

As history shows, any small, short-term budgetary gains from work force cutbacks are likely to be offset by serious regulatory missteps, more after-the-fact finger-pointing and a continuation of the cycle of failure and mistrust.

Federal Workers Play Key Roles for the Nation

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

We need to reconnect Americans to their government. People need to better understand that public servants are their friends and neighbors who are helping address our collective challenges here and abroad.

Federal Workers, Resource Not a Target

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

To be certain, the federal government has its faults and there is room for improvement, but facts matter. Here are five pervasive myths about federal workers.