“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

Another take on the protest at Standing Rock

Thanks to my friend Jeff Craig for sharing this.  A very thorough and detailed look at many of the issues surrounding the DAPL.  However, I have also posted some comments below in response to Scott Gates’s informative post.  Here is the link to his post. https://m.facebook.com/notes/scott-gates/on-the-standing-rock-tribes-dakota-pipeline-protest-/10154529600627457/ OK, Scott Gate’s extended arguments and presentation of facts, … More Another take on the protest at Standing Rock

Another Native American’s take on Standing Rock and the Dakota Pipeline

As I have said before, too many of those who favor the Dakota Pipeline fail to acknowledge the sincere and deeply held beliefs of Native Americans who oppose the project.  This article/post by Bronson Koenig, best known for playing basketball for the nationally ranked University of Wisconsin, offers another example of the too oft ignored … More Another Native American’s take on Standing Rock and the Dakota Pipeline

Our new president can and should keep denouncing incidents of hate

Greetings everyone.  Most if not all of you know that I have harped on the need for President-elect Trump to continue to denounce hate crimes and related incidents that are being committed by those hateful few who feel emboldened by the new president’s election.  At the same time, violent incidents like the most recent assault … More Our new president can and should keep denouncing incidents of hate