Category: Government

Statutes & Statues

As Americans, we must confront bigotry and racism wherever it exists. Most of the statues honoring the Confederacy that were erected throughout the U.S. during the early 1900s and later were not established to teach us about the horrible stain on our nation’s history. Confederate statues belong in places that instruct and provide historical context,…

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Backward! Sexual Assault On College Campus

Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, is set to rewrite the rules formulated in 2011 pertaining to sexual assault on college campus. This misguided action will turn back the clock by diminishing protections for victims of sexual assault. Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan states, “This administration wants to take us back to the days when colleges swept…

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Arpaio Pardon = Banana Republic Cronyism

Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking at a campaign rally with Governor Mike Pence at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore   Arpaio is the worst kind of lawbreaker – the kind who wears a badge. Nothing erodes public trust in law enforcement or the rule of law more than willful lawbreaking…

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