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What Does the Flag Stand For?

By Bob Melville | July 8, 2021 | Comments Off on What Does the Flag Stand For?
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The Unthinkable Risk of Turning Our Backs on Inclusive American Values This is a commentary on the meaning of our national flag, first posted on July 4, 2021 in Between Hell and High Water. The author, Michael Koetting, writes a regular column, Between Hell and High Water, and is an advisor to Civic Way. Michael…

Realigning Critical Race Theory

By Bob Melville | July 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Realigning Critical Race Theory
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Overcoming the Last Gasp of the Lost Cause This is Civic Way’s third commentary on Critical Race Theory (CRT), the campaign to discredit it and the need for a more constructive approach to eradicating bias. We discussed the political weaponization of CRT in our last commentary and introduced the CRT topic in our last newsletter.…

Critical Race Theory, Fact Versus Fiction

By Bob Melville | June 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Critical Race Theory, Fact Versus Fiction
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Exposing the Latest Diversionary Tactic in the Fight Against Racism This is Civic Way’s second commentary on Critical Race Theory, and the campaign to discredit it. In our last newsletter, we introduced the issue of Critical Race Theory. Here, we discuss in more detail how Critical Race Theory has been weaponized as part of an…

Critical Race Theory: The Devil’s Greatest Trick?

By Bob Melville | June 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Critical Race Theory: The Devil’s Greatest Trick?
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How Demonizing Critical Race Theory Allows Us to Ignore the Stain of Racism This newsletter is about the most recent political weapon for dividing Americans and resisting civic progress—Critical Race Theory. Catapulted from obscurity to celebrity in the latest culture war skirmish, Critical Race Theory has become a potent (and lucrative) diversionary tactic for avoiding…

Cancel Culture: Our Best Selves?

By Bob Melville | June 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Cancel Culture: Our Best Selves?
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This is Civic Way’s commentary on Cancel Culture, the latest political battleground paralyzing our nation. 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 improving governmental agencies across the US.

The Organizational Imperative for Our Nation’s Cybersecurity

By Bob Melville | June 7, 2021 | Comments Off on The Organizational Imperative for Our Nation’s Cybersecurity
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An Organizational Model for Protecting the Public from Cybercrime

Our Government’s Cybersecurity Plan: Too Little Too Late?

By Bob Melville | June 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Our Government’s Cybersecurity Plan: Too Little Too Late?
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Why Our Current Cybersecurity Strategies Are Destined to Fail Us

Cybercrime, the Next Pandemic?

By Bob Melville | June 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Cybercrime, the Next Pandemic?
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The Colonial Pipeline Shutdown and What it Foreshadows

Civic Servants: ESOL Teacher

By Miles Kish | May 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Civic Servants: ESOL Teacher
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Helping Newcomers Assimilate and America Grow

Civic Servants: School Principals

By Bob Melville | May 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Civic Servants: School Principals
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Serving as the CEO of America’s Most Important Institution

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