Mary Sanchez

NFL must play lead role to end the abuse of women

Despite all of the angst in the NFL right now, when it comes to domestic violence, the discussion is lame and frustrating. We can create all the shelters and women-be-smart programs we want, but we wouldn’t really be addressing the root of the problem: men. We wouldn’t be asking the people to step up who could really make a difference but aren’t: men.

Mary Sanchez

The ill effects of politics on health care

With the November midterm elections approaching, health care is one issue that voters ought to weigh heavily. Is your choice for office trying to make political points for his or her ideology, or are they really looking out for the health care of you and your loved ones?

Mary Sanchez

Independence stun gun case shows the need for more statistics on police behavior

Every police use of force case should be tracked and analyzed so we can answer the critical questions that arise after incidents such as the one Sunday in Independence, in which an officer used a stun gun on a 17-year-old who went into cardiac arrest: Is use of force on the increase, and is it being appropriately used by police?

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