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Accountability – The Path to a Brighter Future

By Bob Melville | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Accountability – The Path to a Brighter Future
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This is Civic Way’s commentary on the January 6th Capitol Coup and the nation’s need for accountability and healing. 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 public agencies throughout the US. 

Allowing America to Hope Again

By Bob Melville | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Allowing America to Hope Again
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This is Civic Way’s third commentary on the 2020 election. 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.

Hillbilly Homage

By Bob Melville | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Hillbilly Homage
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This is another Civic Way commentary on the 2020 election. 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. Our last 2020 election commentary, What Happened, called for political campaigns to think more…

What Happened?

By Bob Melville | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on What Happened?
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This is another Civic Way commentary on the 2020 election. 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. Our last 2020 election commentary urged political leaders to respect election results and citizens…

Taking the Long View

By Bob Melville | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Taking the Long View
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This is another commentary in Civic Way’s series on reconstructing American government, in this case, state 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 improving public agencies throughout the US. Our earlier commentary on the need to…

Modernizing State Pension Plans

By Bob Melville | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Modernizing State Pension Plans
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This is another commentary in Civic Way’s series on reconstructing American government, more specifically state 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 improving public agencies across the US. Our earlier commentary on the need to revamp…

Modernizing State Government

By Bob Melville | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Modernizing State Government
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This is another commentary in Civic Way’s series on reconstructing American government, more specifically state 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 improving public agencies across the US. Our earlier commentary on the need to revamp…

Restructuring State Government

By Bob Melville | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Restructuring State Government
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This is part of 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 improving governmental agencies across the US. For context, we recommend our last commentary on the structural flaws of state…

The Mysterious Decay of Our 50 States

By Bob Melville | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on The Mysterious Decay of Our 50 States
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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 improving governmental agencies across the US. Our earlier commentary on the collapse of American Federalism is a useful…

State Government in the 21st Century

By Bob Melville | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on State Government in the 21st Century
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This newsletter signals a return to our reconstructing American government series. Previously, we urged a revamped Federalism, a new public service model, federal agency decentralization and law enforcement reform. This week, we introduce our ideas on state government (a more detailed commentary is on the way).

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