Patricia A. O'Malley
Social Policy & Programs Consulting    ~    Community Matters
P.O. Box 97803    ~    Pittsburgh, PA  15227   ~    412-310-4886    ~
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Established 1993


2016 Allegheny County Voting Information

The 115th Congress is Open for Business


Accused Terrorists Should be Tried as Civilians

Activist Supreme Court Judges Created Their Own Power

America:  Respect the Principles, Not the Symbols

American Education: We Need Higher Standards

​The American Terrorists

America's Police Problem:  Cause and Cure

An Overview of American Political Parties

Appreciate Your Bill of Rights
Are You a Patriot?


Beware the Politics of Distraction

Brentwood Community Celebration was a Great Success

Brentwood Officials are Still Covering Up Police Crimes


Caucuses and Primaries

Celebrate National Women's Equality Day

Celebrate the United Nations

The Common Culprit in America's Multiple National Crises

Community Benefits Agreements

Community Matters Advanced Civics Quiz
Congressional Leadership Positions and Roles

Contact Your Legislators


Defective Teaching Methods Produce American Political Ignorance

Discover What's Not in the Constitution

Disrupting and Resisting the G-20

Does the U.S. Constitution Still Matter?

Donald Trump Threatens to Shutdown the Government


Executive Orders and the U.S. Constitution


​The Federal Budget Process Never Ends

Food Stamp Program: Myths, Facts, and History

Free Speech:  Myths and Facts


Government Wage Standards Have a Long History

G-20 Leaders Have a Moral Responsibility

Government 101: Take the Plunge

​Gun Violence, the Second Amendment, and Common Sense


How a Federal Government Shutdown Affects You

How Does the Electoral College Work

How Much Do You Know About Your Government?

How to Become President of the United States


If You Want Peace, Work for Justice

Impeachment:  Myths, Facts, and History
Infrastructure Spending Stimulates the Entire Economy

It's Easy to Find Government Information

Join Us for the 2017 Labor Day Parade

Juries in America: Myths and Facts

Labor Unions:  Myths and Facts

Make Sure You're Registered to vote​

March for Our Lives Hits It Out of the Park

Marriage Equality:  Myths and Facts

May Day:  History and Politics

Meet Your Federal Bureaucracy

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

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

Nonprofit Organizations Should be Tax-Exempt

Party Conventions and Delegates

Petitions Don't Guarantee Success

Random Thoughts: Volume One

Random Thoughts:  Volume Four

Random Thoughts: Volume Five

Random Thoughts: Volume Six

Read the Declaration of Independence

Right to Work is a Scam

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

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

​Separation of Church and State: Myths and Facts

Standing and Pledging: Style Versus Substance

State of the Union Address 2018: Myths and Facts

Stuff That Isn't True

Supreme Court Spectacle Illustrates the Nomination Process

The Ten Biggest Lies in America

Term Limits, Gerrymandering, and Campaign Finance Reform

There is No Such Thing as a Good Cop

This is What's Wrong With Republican Tax Policy

Unemployment Compensation: Myths and Facts

Understand Political Polling

Understanding Your Income Tax Return

Voting in America:  Myths and Facts

Welcome Your Rosa Parks Moment

We Must Change the Way We Handle Disasters

What Does the President Do?

What is Public Policy?

What is the Constitution Anyway?​

What the Triangle Factory Fire Did For Us

Who Should Provide Social Services?

Why Does Congress Take a Five Week "Vacation"?

Why We Need More Lobbyists​

You Can Influence Government Regulations

Patricia A. O'Malley

Social Policy & Programs Consulting

Training and Services for agencies working toward social and economic justice

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