Opioids

Recently, President Trump announced a plan to combat opioid addiction, calling for more aggressive prosecution of drug dealers – including the death penalty. While his plan also includes increased education programs and better access to treatment options, it was breaking out the death penalty that caught the media’s attention, as well as mine. It’s this kind of knee-jerk, quick-fix reaction …

Diplomacy

I was raised with a “travel bug” – a want to explore and understand the world and our relationship to it. My Dad had seen the world during his time in the Navy and told us “nothing makes you appreciate America more than traveling to other places” – meaning we shouldn’t take our democracy, freedoms, and opportunities to provide a better …