Blogs


Joseph Garcia

Battle over the ballot box: Voter fraud vs. voter suppression
Joseph Garcia
August 3, 2016

There is a battle for the ballot box that’s being fought in the nation’s courtrooms: Voter fraud vs. voter suppression.


Kendra L. Smith

Understanding the 2016 U.S. presidential campaigns via Facebook
Kendra L. Smith
August 3, 2016

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is heating up and in less than four months, we will have a new president-elect. An important aspect of U.S. elections since the 2008 presidential campaigns has been the use of social media to connect with voters.


Erica McFadden

ADA's 26th anniversary is not about looking back
Erica McFadden
July 25, 2016

Mark your calendar: July 26 is the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

“Big deal: 26,” you say. “So what?"

For the more than 1 million Arizonans who directly benefit from ADA on a daily basis and count on its continued progress toward equity and access, every ADA birthday is a big deal – and therefore should be to the rest of us, as well.


Erica McFadden

A parent’s toughest task: planning to let go
Erica McFadden
July 1, 2016

My 3-year-old frowned and crossed her arms.


Denny Barney

Helping those with serious mental illness
Denny Barney
June 22, 2016

Every year, there are an estimated 2 million people with serious mental illness (SMI) admitted to jails across the nation. The vast majority (3 out of 4) also have drug and alcohol problems. Inmates with mental illnesses tend to stay in jail  longer, cost two to three times more, and are more likely to end up back in jail, which is exactly where many of them don’t belong.


Thom Reilly

Lessons from a deeply corrupt city
Thom Reilly
May 31, 2016

"Corruption on steroids" is how Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley described the city of Bell, Calif., a tiny enclave of 37,000 people in Los Angeles County.

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