Blogs


Thomas Morton

Preventing neglectful supervision: Where should strategy begin?
Thomas Morton
June 5, 2017

• A mother is folding clothes in the bedroom. Her 2-year-old slips out the sliding-glass door leading to the backyard. Twenty minutes later he is found face down and unresponsive in the backyard pool.


Thom Reilly

Arizona's independents can bridge political divide
Thom Reilly and Steve M. Titla
May 10, 2017

Voters today are not so much shaped by news as the news is shaped for them. In cafeteria-style format, we consume news from a personalized menu that, in addition to informing us, satisfies our appetite for reinforcing our individual beliefs.


Dan Hunting

United Airlines, economics and public policy
Dan Hunting
April 18, 2017

The recent incident on United Airlines should serve as an informative lesson for those interested in public policy. We’ve all seen the video of Dr. David Dao, who was violently dragged off a United Airlines flight so that his seat could be given to a crew member needed to staff another flight. The episode is a case of basic economics gone haywire.


Sarah Porter

The Future of Desalination in Arizona
Sarah Porter
March 16, 2017

Is desalination the answer to Arizona’s future water supply challenges?

According to the expert panelists at last week’s Kyl Center for Water Policy Leaders Roundtable, desalinated water is not likely to become Arizona’s next major water supply, but it may become a bigger part of some Arizona communities’ water portfolios.


Joseph Garcia

Discouraged/optimistic about AZ Latino education
Joseph Garcia
January 31, 2017

There is no way to feel anything but both discouraged and optimistic when considering Latino education in Arizona.


Joseph Garcia

No Latinos in Trump Cabinet is history in reverse
Joseph Garcia
January 20, 2017

Since 1988, every U.S. president’s Cabinet has had Latino representation – until now.


Bill Hart

Do drive-by lawsuits run over businesses and people with disabilities?
Bill Hart and Erica McFadden
January 3, 2017

Twenty-six years after passage of the ADA, too many people with disabilities still feel as though some Arizona businesses are unwelcome to them. Physical obstacles, barriers and a lack of building access force many people with disabilities to strategize over what others take for granted, such as where to go to eat, where to shop and even where they can use a restroom.


Kendra L. Smith

Does fact checking matter? Yes ... and no
Kendra L. Smith
October 3, 2016

Fact checking has gone mainstream. Although fact checking is far from being a new concept or practice in the political arena, the 2016 U.S. presidential election has renewed interests in more substantive fact checking by the news media.

Why is this?


Erica McFadden

Police, public response to mental-health issues is alarming
Erica McFadden
September 22, 2016

Two months ago in Florida, Arnaldo Rios Soto, a 26-year-old man with autism and schizophrenia, was playing with his toy truck in the middle of a street. His caregiver was with him, trying to coax him back to the group home.

Police arrived.


Erica McFadden

For here or to go?
Erica McFadden
August 25, 2016

Yes, my family is one. I mean one of those families with small children that fast food has occasionally rescued as we race from one appointment to the next. We’re not, however, among the thousands of Arizona families that have little choice but fast food – a diet that is helping make them sick. And that should make the rest of us worried.

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