Patricia A. O'Malley

Social Policy & Programs Consulting

Training and Services for agencies working toward social and economic justice































































































Patricia A. O'Malley
Social Policy & Programs Consulting    ~    Community Matters
P.O. Box 97803    ~    Pittsburgh, PA  15227   ~    412-310-4886    ~    info@patomalley-consulting.com
Copyright Patricia A. O'Malley    ~    All rights reserved
Established 1993



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  1. 2016 Allegheny County Voting Information

  2. The 115th Congress is Open for Business

  3. Accused Terrorists Should be Tried as Civilians

  4. Activist Supreme Court Judges Created Their Own Power

  5. America:  Respect the Principles, Not the Symbols

  6. American Education: We Need Higher Standards

  7. ​The American Terrorists

  8. America's Police Problem:  Cause and Cure

  9. An Overview of American Political Parties

  10. Appreciate Your Bill of Rights

  11. Are You a Patriot?

  12. Beware the Politics of Distraction

  13. Brentwood Community Celebration was a Great Success

  14. Brentwood Officials are Still Covering Up Police Crimes

  15. Caucuses and Primaries

  16. Celebrate National Women's Equality Day

  17. Celebrate the United Nations

  18. The Common Culprit in America's Multiple National Crises

  19. Community Benefits Agreements

  20. Community Matters Advanced Civics Quiz

  21. Congressional Leadership Positions and Roles

  22. Defective Teaching Methods Produce American Political Ignorance

  23. Discover What's Not in the Constitution

  24. Disrupting and Resisting the G-20

  25. Does the U.S. Constitution Still Matter?

  26. Donald Trump Threatens to Shutdown the Government

  27. Executive Orders and the U.S. Constitution

  28. ​The Federal Budget Process Never Ends

  29. Food Stamp Program: Myths, Facts, and History
  30. Free Speech:  Myths and Facts

  31. Government Wage Standards Have a Long History

  32. G-20 Leaders Have a Moral Responsibility

  33. Government 101: Take the Plunge

  34. How a Federal Government Shutdown Affects You

  35. How Does the Electoral College Work

  36. How Much Do You Know About Your Government?

  37. How to Become President of the United States

  38. If You Want Peace, Work for Justice

  39. Impeachment:  Myths, Facts, and History

  40. Infrastructure Spending Stimulates the Entire Economy

  41. It's Easy to Find Government Information

  42. Join Us for the 2017 Labor Day Parade

  43. Juries in America: Myths and Facts

  44. Labor Unions:  Myths and Facts

  45. Make Sure You're Registered to vote​

  46. Marriage Equality:  Myths and Facts

  47. May Day:  History and Politics

  48. Meet Your Federal Bureaucracy

  49. Mourn for the Dead. And Fight Like Hell for the Living

  50. ​​Nationwide Grassroots Project Will Amend U.S. Constitution to End Corporate Power in Elections

  51. Nonprofit Organizations Should be Tax-Exempt

  52. Party Conventions and Delegates

  53. Petitions Don't Guarantee Success

  54. Random Thoughts: Volume One

  55. Random Thoughts:  Volume Four

  56. Random Thoughts: Volume Five

  57. Random Thoughts: Volume Six

  58. Read the Declaration of Independence

  59. Right to Work is a Scam

  60. Secession, the U.S. Constitution, and the Consequences

  61. The Second Amendment, Mental Illness, and Other Observations on the Tucson Tragedy

  62. ​Separation of Church and State: Myths and Facts

  63. Standing and Pledging: Style Versus Substance

  64. State of the Union Address 2016: Myths and Facts

  65. Stuff That Isn't True

  66. Supreme Court Spectacle Illustrates the Nomination Process

  67. The Ten Biggest Lies in America

  68. There is No Such Thing as a Good Cop

  69. This is What's Wrong With Republican Tax Policy

  70. Unemployment Compensation: Myths and Facts

  71. Understand Political Polling

  72. Voting in America:  Myths and Facts

  73. Welcome Your Rosa Parks Moment

  74. We Must Change the Way We Handle Disasters

  75. What Does the President Do?

  76. What is Public Policy?

  77. What is the Constitution Anyway?​

  78. What the Triangle Factory Fire Did For Us

  79. Who Should Provide Social Services?

  80. Why Does Congress Take a Five Week "Vacation"?

  81. Why We Need More Lobbyists​

  82. You Can Influence Government Regulations