The governor’s selection of the Child Advocate Response Examination Team is the right step. Particularly gratifying is the selection of Charles Flanagan to chair the team. Flanagan, director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, is the most articulate and skilled child advocate…
Thomas Paine is often summoned from the shelf by conservatives
as they try to invigorate the discontents of the public by
promoting the notion that the electorate's freedoms are in jeopardy
as they are being compromised or usurped by government.
I am in the chain link cage where Marcia Powell, inmate 109416,
spent the last moments of her conscious life. The Corrections
Department director and I close the gate behind us. We both
recognize that it is not likely that there will be any acceptable
explanation for this catastrophe.
In response to a question about prospects for the upcoming
legislative session, I despondently noted that it didn't look very
good and that it in some respects it seemed quite hopeless. That
remark generated an instant rebuke, more like a dressing down, from
an elderly and elegant woman bare…