Body-worn cameras (BWCs) are becoming a permanent fixture of modern policing, and their effects are likely to be much more nuanced than originally predicted. Continue Reading
A wealth of evidence attests to the efficacy of medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence, but most Americans can’t get access. In Texas, legislators did little to address this issue in the session that ended May 27. The continued unwillingness to confront the problem means the public health crisis of substance abuse will continue, and will continue to impact not only individuals and families, but entire communities and systems of care.
The 86th Texas Legislature moved an inch — and no more — on easing some restrictions related to marijuana. However, over the last four legislative sessions, marijuana reform has moved from the fringe to the mainstream, and there have been meaningful gains, rhetorically and politically if not always substantively. If current trends continue, and I suspect they will, substantive change will eventually make its way through the Texas political process.