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  • An Incredible Year for Grassroots Advocacy

    We’ve reached the mid-point of the second session of the 114th Congress, but in many ways it feels like the end of the session. Most of the heavy legislative lifting that can get done before the elections has been completed.  The campaign for the White House and 435 public service jobs in the House and 34 in the Senate has taken every bit of oxygen in the room. There are only a handful of...
  • Actually, We Are Not a More Mobile Society

    Anyone who regularly consumes Census data knows that mobility rates in this country have been declining for decades. So why do we keep hearing about roving Millennials, and the freedom to move as a main reason they don’t commit to homeownership? It’s true that rates of mobility among young people (ages 20-29) have historically been the highest of any age group, but the fact is that as a whole,...
  • Maintenance Training: Feelings…

    Were you at this year’s NAA Education Conference in San Francisco? (If you weren’t there I would highly recommend you consider venturing to the right side of the map in 2017.) During this year’s conference I rekindled relationships with people that I haven’t seen in a while. I even saw a prior student or two that has continued to progress in their maintenance career. Made me feel good… At this...
  • Making Good Choices

    It is July which means beach time and boat drinks, summer camps, lots of seared proteins and of course the 2016 Presidential Nominating Conventions. That last one was on your list, right? Maybe that is just for inside-the-beltway nerds like yours truly. Though with all of the media coverage of Donald Trump these past 12 months, one would think it was on everyone’s mind. The networks might even...

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