Catherine Kaufman, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The United States is fascinated by cults. Television series are full of references—cults are present in every genre, from comedy and crime to horror and documentary. Cults are in the headlines too, with the recent NXIVM trials capturing America’s attention. With varying degrees of opposition, cults have been present in American society since its inception. Given the hysteria […]
Kaid Ray-Tipton, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The capital of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, has a higher incarceration rate than any of the U.S. states. In fact, the District incarcerates people at a higher rate than any country in the world (including the U.S. as a whole). A complex […]
Maya Pendleton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives As an idea, universal child care is not new. In fact, the United States briefly implemented universal child care as a part of the 1940 Defense Housing and Community Facilities and Services Act (or the Latham Act). Under this law, all families were eligible for child care […]
Volume 26 of Policy Perspectives is here! Many thanks to the authors and editors who made it possible. Click here for the lineup of articles and to read the volume in its entirety.
Q&A compiled and edited by Thomas J. Rachko, Jr., MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives. Today’s Public Administrators asks administrators working in the public sphere about their experience implementing and shaping policy on the ground. In Fall 2018, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University reinvigorated its commitment to equity, diversity, […]
Kaid Ray-Tipton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The 2018 midterm elections introduced many justice reform initiatives on ballots around the United States. Nearly 70 percent of constituents in Florida voted to approve Amendment 4, which automatically restored voting rights to people with felony convictions who have completed their sentence and probation or parole. Many […]