Shutdown leverage

“Don’t tell me your evaluation. Give me the facts.” Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged In light of the president’s address, I present … First, Chris Wallace’s interview on Fox News with Sarah Huckabee Sanders last Sunday in which he actually tries to get Sarah to stop repeating the same misinformation over and over again cause it … More Shutdown leverage

It’s gonna take more than a wall … 

Our immigration quagmire is about so much more than a wall or a barrier or whatever folks are calling it these days.   This article explains some of the other key ingredients mixed up in this debacle.  http://arizonadailystar.az.newsmemory.com/?publink=0d409bfd1 The notion that building more wall will deter many from even trying to get here, especially so … More It’s gonna take more than a wall … 

The so called climate scientist who has the ear of our Prez

Dr Patrick Michael’s is a well known climate change skeptic who has repeatedly resisted efforts to reveal his funding sources (now, well documented that he has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from various fossil fuel industries). He continues to periodically appear on Fox News and, unfortunately, misrepresents the scientific consensus/evidence that documents rising sea … More The so called climate scientist who has the ear of our Prez

“No evidence” that after-school programs improve performance?  What’s really going on here?

Wow, the recent announcement by our new Office of Management and Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney, about the decision to eliminate federal funding support for certain after school programs because “there is no evidence that they improve performance,”  certainly contradicts everything that I know, particularly as it applies to “evidence-based” after school programs.  http://fortune.com/2017/03/16/donald-trump-after-school-programs-performance-mick-mulvaney-budget/ Having worked … More “No evidence” that after-school programs improve performance?  What’s really going on here?

Guns and the boundaries of sovereignty

We have an ordinance in Tucson that, basically, allows the Tucson Police Department to destroy automatic weapons seized during the course of criminal investigations or through other means (e.g., citizens wanting to have their weapons destroyed).  We also have a state law that says, in a nutshell, that the state may withhold state funds from … More Guns and the boundaries of sovereignty