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Best and Worst 2014

by Raphael Bostic When we started the Bedrosian Center Best and Worst in Governance feature, our goal was to highlight what’s going on in the field. And while we thought that instances of poor governance would provide clear teaching moments, we thought it was equally important to give a shout out Read more…

Worst in Governance – Sony

by Jeremy Loudenback December 2014 Worst in Governance The end of the year is usually a prosperous and celebratory time for Hollywood. That’s when studios unveil eagerly awaited blockbusters and critically acclaimed movies. Millions flock to theaters during the holiday season. But this year, box-office receipts and award nominations took a Read more…

On the release of memos

by Jeremy Loudenback Best in Governance  U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York  Release of the drone memo As the Obama administration has expanded the scope of its worldwide drone war campaign to include American citizens, information about the drone strikes, including the targeting process and legal Read more…

Caring for people

by Jeremy Loudenback Best in Governance Seattle Mayor Ed Murray The issue of a minimum wage increase has received outsize attention in the past year. Conversations about widening inequality and persistent poverty have yielded momentum around an issue that has received popular support as well as backing from leaders like New York City Read more…

Glorious Melting Pot … or Not

by Jeremy Loudenback Best in Governance Adam Silver Last week National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver came out with a decisive decision in response to odious remarks from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. In response to tape-recorded comments from Sterling released by the gossip website TMZ, Silver threw Read more…

March Winners (2014)

  Best in Governance Edward Snowden, Barack Obama, and the NSA Reforms A year ago, Edward Snowden was little known outside the shadowy world of national security. But since the one-time contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton leaked shocking and costly revelations about the government, Patriot Act sanctioned, involvement in spying on its citizens and Read more…

January winners (2014)

Best in Governance California Governor Brown Earlier this month, Gov. Brown’s State of the State speech served as another exclamation point on his superb track record in bringing California back from an abyss of budgetary woes and legislative gridlock during his second go-round as governor of the Golden State. Since his Read more…

February winners (2014)

Best in Governance Speaker of the House John Boehner In February, the sweetest sound heard in Washington D.C. was a sigh of relief after Congress came to an unusually speedy agreement on the federal borrowing limit and averted a possible default. The surprising avoidance of expected partisan bickering was accomplished Read more…

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