Thomas Jefferson, Quotes on Government Finance →
Needed this tonight for work on a project. Naturally, UVA has several websites and resources dedicated to Jefferson and his writings.
It Never Fails: The Peter Principle →
What I'm Writing: Bell Tolls for Effective... →
My latest contribution to the ASPA Blog was published today, though it looks like the higher-ups messed up the formatting from what I submitted. Anyway, my article looks at how the management/council compensation scandal in Bell, California, is driving citizen demands for more information on local government employee pay. The article also shows how an existing standard here in North Carolina,...
Driving in Heavy Rain... Suggestions for Safety
The following was posted today in the City of Rocky Mount e-policing report: The tropical depression off the coast of North Carolina is expected to bring significant rainfall to much of the state, which could result in flash flooding along roadways over the next few days. The N.C. Department of Transportation reminds motorists to avoid driving through flooded areas, even if they seem shallow....
Smoot-Hawley, or How Washington Pushed America... →
What I'm Writing: Cleaning up our own back yard →
Once a week or two, I post commentaries as a Guest Blogger for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). A while back, I focused on the issue of public trust and the need for my profession to think less about encouraging more solutions, and more about simply cleaning-up the messes we have made. Take a look if you get the chance.
NYT Magazine Digs Into Glenn beck →
Beck has been talking about this article a lot this morning. They give him the full feature bio treatment. Overall, he sounds supportive of the piece, even if he disagrees with elements of it.
Making puzzles fit - cutting college sports... →
As the story alludes, their decisions appear to be more about regulatory compliance than an actual evaluation of program performance. What else would you expect from Berkeley?
Rain, Rain, Rain in Rocky Mount
Be careful today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service is forecasting up to five inches of rain for the next two days. A flash flood watch will be in effect until Friday morning. Traffic accidents and other problems are happening all over the area. Use caution and be on the alert for rising water.