The Constitution

Since her retirement from the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has been working on developing an increased awareness in our youth about our country, and more importantly about o
 

When You're In A Hole, Stop Digging

It’s a mess in the Middle East but not clear how the US helps by making it messier. As we arm questionable “allies,” remember: getting Syrian is easier than getting Syri-out.
 

Why it is OK for Female Senators to Vote Against the Paycheck Fairness Act

This morning as I checked my email inbox, I was confronted with a flood of new emails from Google Alerts.
 

The Effect of Body-Worn Cameras on Police

In light of all the recent controversy over the details of several police and community interactions , from the LAPD /Daniele Watts incident to the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson , the issue of fa
 

LAPD Protective League says Cops can too Demand Your ID!

Subsequent to the media storm that has surrounded the temporary detention of actress
 

One-fourth of bed alarms were broken before UCSD patient wandered away to his death

When Thomas Vera wandered away from the UC San Diego Medical Center to die in a nearby canyon, executives across the University of California Health System were cutting the staff-to-patient ratio.<
 

Crist vs Scott...A Rant....Wake up !

What is wrong with this picture.  We have a criminal in the state house.   We have a bald headed monster wanting to dictate healthcare or lack thereof to make himself richer and richer.
 

IS ASU POLICE SERVING AND PROTECTING STUDENTS AND STAFF?

Reducing crime and disorder requires the police work cooperatively with the people to identify their concerns, solicit their help, and solve their problems.
 

JOIN THE PARTY

RISE UP AND JOIN THE PARTY! The AZ After Party has started! A POLITICAL MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION! RESPECT FOR HUMAN NEEDS IMMIGRANTS AND INDIGENOUS RIGHTS
 

Hobby Lobby: What is the real issue?

Since the Supreme Court decided Hobby Lobby this past June there has been a flurry of commentary regarding women's health, the extent of federal power over matters of conscience with respe
 

John McCain Says He’s ‘Vetted a Number of’ Syrian Rebels and ‘They Can Be Trusted’

When I saw John McCain's interview on Fox News yesterday criticizing Rand Paul's position on Arming the Syrian Rebels and asserting that he has vetted thousands of Syrian Rebels during his 1-day tr
 

Shocking Statements Said by a Politician

This is a collaborative post. I wrote three quotes I found shocking. I'm hoping you can help me grow this list. Add your suggestions in the comments below and I will add them in this post.
 

Looking Left and Right: Cultural Cognition Helps and Harms

A few additional thoughts about issues raised in my two most recent posts about how we automatically process new information to either accept or reject it depending on its relationship to values an
 

Thoughts about our post 9/11 babies

My older son was a baby in my arms when we watched one of the Twin Towers fall on live television. I will never forget the sound of my ex-husband’s voice crying, “Oh no!
 

The Karmic Lessons of 9/11

 The Ancients were aware of Karma; they both feared and respected it. The knowledge of Karma evolved in the Judeo Christian tradition as “you reap what you sow”. This is the harsh lesson of 9/11.
 

How Quickly "Never Forget" is Forgotten

On the eve of September 11th, the President outlined an intense military escalation in the Middle East without clear rationale or achievable goals, without full public debate or Congressional appro