A US Senate and House of Representatives That Work for Us “If we … do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to … achieve our country…” – James Baldwin This newsletter is part of our reconstructing American government series. In prior issues, we called for a new…
Decentralizing Federal Agencies
What Federal Leaders Can Do to Reconstruct Federalism This is another commentary in Civic Way’s series on reconstructing American government. The author, Bob Melville, is the founder of Civic Way, a nonprofit dedicated to good government, and a management consultant with over 45 years of experience working with governmental agencies across the US.
Saving the Post Office
What the Democrats and Republicans Get Wrong—and Right Last Sunday we kicked off a new series on Saving the Post Office. If you didn’t read Sunday’s issue — “Localizing the Post Office” — please check it out. If you have friends and colleagues who you think might benefit from engaging with the Civic Way newsletter,…
Localizing the Post Office
Giving the Postal Service the Future it Deserves This newsletter is part of our reconstructing American government series. In prior issues, we called for more federal aid (with reform), a modern Federalism, a new public service model and sweeping law enforcement reform. In this issue, we revisit—and reframe—the postal service debate.
Reconstructing Public Safety
Working Together for Law Enforcement Reform This newsletter is the last of our series on police reform. You can read the first three parts below. Part I: “Moving Beyond Slogans and Rhetoric” Part II: “The Brutality of Balkanization” Part III: “Enough is Enough” Part IV: “The Blueprint for Blue Reform”
The Blueprint for Blue Reform
Legal and Operating Strategies for Police Reform This is the latest in our series on police reform as part of Civic Way’s overall vision for reconstructing American government. If you haven’t already, please read (Enough is Enough) and (The Brutality of Balkanization). The author, Bob Melville, is the founder of Civic Way, a nonprofit dedicated to…
Enough is Enough
[Inclusive—and Lasting—Police Reform] This is our second commentary on Police Reform in America (see Part I here) and part of our overall series on reconstructing American government. If you’re new to the list, please subscribe to continue receiving emails or share with friends and colleagues. And, as always, please share any feedback or questions in…