Commentary

Another way ratepayers are getting screwed

If you haven’t heard of the Residential Utility Consumer Office, otherwise known as RUCO, you’re not alone. Though this government organization has been around for more than thirty years, few Arizonans know about its...

City apprenticeship program raises standards for workers and taxpayers

It’s no secret that Phoenix has become a Baby Boomer mecca. America’s largest generation has been flocking here for years, bringing with them revenue for local businesses and tax dollars for the city, but...

Remembering the ‘unjustly dead’ on Los Días de los Muertos

Los Días de los Muertos is a prime occasion to remember the unjustly dead – people who, through no fault of their own, have had their lives senselessly cut short.

Why is Sen. Martha McSally absent on clean car standards?

This blatant attempt to thwart the Clean Air Act and would effectively strip all states of their ability to control pollution from cars and trucks.

Arizona Democrats have an opportunity to show real leadership. So why are they blowing it?

Democrats are supposed to be the party that embraces diversity and fights for equality, particularly in the workplace. When individuals in the private or public sector experience discrimination, we are oftentimes the first to demand accountability.

McSally can’t square her Trump sycophancy with her desire to stay ‘serious’ about impeachment responsibility

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally has been saying little publicly about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and what little she has said has tried to distance herself from the politics of the situation and the reality that her fate is tied to his.

When the president of the United States green lights a massacre

Kurdish civilians are being slaughtered. U.S. troops have been fired upon. Russian President Vladimir Putin is thrilled. Iran is ecstatic. President Trump is clueless about how to fix the bloody and violent mess he created.

If President Trump is innocent, why lock up the evidence?

If you’re innocent, why would you keep all the copious evidence of your innocence locked away from Congress and the world? Why would you tell eyewitnesses to your innocence that they can’t utter a word about it? Why would federal judges feel it necessary to order you not to destroy evidence of this innocence?

Would $60,000 convince Arizona teachers to stay?

Even after a recent round of pay raises, elementary teacher pay still ranks 49th nationally, which is the same ranking prior to #REDforED.

Trump’s relentless assault on immigrants threatens their futures, and even their lives

Trump has flipped U.S. immigration policy on its head and the fate of millions of people is at stake. In some cases, the consequences of Trump’s new and proposed policies are a matter of life or death.
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