2018 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 Labor Movement Gave Us the Weekend. And Labor Day. 

​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 May Day

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

Congressional Powers and the Elastic Clause

Contact Your Legislators

Cops, Nuns, and Priests


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

For Your Consideration

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


Happy Constitution Day!

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


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

Meet Your Federal Bureaucracy
Mourn for the Dead. And Fight Like Hell for the Living

Patricia A. O'Malley

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Training and Services for agencies working toward social and economic justice

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Alphabetical List of Articles


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

Navigating the Bureaucracy

Nonprofit Organizations Should be Tax-Exempt

Nonprofit Organizations:  Myths and Facts



Party Conventions and Delegates

Petitions Don't Guarantee Success

The Postal Service is Not a GOP Target

Presidential Pardons and the Constitutional Crisis

Protests and Demonstrations Do Bring Change


Random Thoughts: Volume One

Random Thoughts:  Volume Two

Random Thoughts:  Volume Three

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

Senate Rules and the Confirmation Process

​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


Understand Political Polling

Unemployment Compensation: Myths and Facts

Understanding Your Income Tax Return

US Supreme Court Session Opens


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

Where Do Our Laws Come From?

Who Should Provide Social Services?

Why Does Congress Take a Five Week "Vacation"?

Why We Need More Lobbyists​


You Can Influence Government Regulations

You Can Stop the Atrocity at America's Borders