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Checks and Balances: The Government Shutdown in Perspective

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – When James Madison wrote the U.S. Constitution in 1787 he intended the system of Checks and Balances to operate in such a way that by separating the powers of different institutions “tyranny of the majority” would be countered. He relied on differing opinions in the separate…


The Tea Party: Defying the Lessons of History?

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – When the Tea Party movement arose in 2010, the lessons of history suggested two likely but opposing futures. The first was that the established leaders of the Republican Party, who would ignore or give at most token support to the movement’s agenda, would co-opt its energy,…


George Hanbury: JFK still resonates

FORT LAUDERDALE -DAVIE, FL – One of the great wonders in the study of history is how things so remote can still hold valuable lessons for us today. Such is the case with the presidency and assassination of John F. Kennedy, whose brief but energizing administration came to a shocking…


George Hanbury: Universities help veterans return to their communities

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVE, FL – Unemployment, homelessness, and mental-health issues face many of our returning veterans because of their sacrifices and service. This month’s three-day “North Florida Stand Down” event, like others around the nation, was an outstanding way to offer our most needy veterans a range of services designed to…


Preventing School Shootings: Mental Health Treatment Needed at School

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL – “If we do not make changes, then our past will determine our future and we will continue to have school shootings.” This statement was a part of my first testimony before Congress in March 1999 shortly before the massacre at Columbine High School. My testimony focused…


Child Welfare & Protection Concerns Every Citizen

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Those who work in the field of child protection and welfare see traumatized children and their families every day. For those committed to caring for children involved in the dependency system, the safety of that child is critical. Over the last year the number of children…


Recent Shooting in California Gives Glimpse Into Example of Societal Issues

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It’s easy to look at the recent tragic shooting at Isla Vista California as just another isolated incident of violence.  But there’s something that separates this incident from the others: the suspect clearly exhibited something that is all too often prevalent in society – “male privilege.”…


Eating Disorders Affect Millions of Americans

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – When it comes to eating disorders, awareness is the key. It doesn’t matter if you’re the local high school history teacher, a police officer or the newest Hollywood star – eating disorders affect people in all walks of life. According to the most recent information…


Autism Affects Millions Across the Globe

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – You’ve probably seen the statistics: one in 88 children – and one in 54 boys – born in the United States will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For years, many people didn’t understand what autism was all about. Thankfully, through the efforts of so…


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