Commentary

¡Americano! tells a dreamer’s story with an uncertain end

Tony Valdovinos is a “Dreamer” who sees the world as it is, not as he thinks it should be. It’s a personal philosophy that’s served him well.

Monday Musings: Chill out and focus on turnout in 2020, Democrats

As Arizona’s Democratic presidential preference election early ballots are mailed to voters this week and other state primaries continue to roll out, Democratic activists are frenetic.

‘Project Rocket’ is a great idea, but it values struggling students less than successful ones

The grant-based program is dubbed Project Rocket and gives additional, targeted resources to low performing schools with a high percentage of students who live in poverty.

Breast cancer survivor: Trump does not care about my pre-existing condition

Of all of the lies, misleading statements, and exaggerations in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, this statement hit home for me -- because I am a survivor of breast cancer: “I’ve also made an ironclad pledge to American families: We will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”

Arizona Legislature: Let municipalities protect their citizens

Arizona officials are often quick to tell the federal government to stay out of state business. However, when it comes to local government, Arizona legislators are often quick to interfere in municipal business. This hypocrisy needs to stop.

Monday Musings: Will Dems win in 2020 only to see GOP control in 2021?

Zzzzzz….Is this the sound of State Capitol legislators, lobbyists, staffers or journalists grabbing a few minutes of sleep?Unfortunately, no. The Zs, as they are known in political circles, are a group of Democratic House incumbents being recruited hard by big business interests.

McSally needs to do what Trump won’t: take bold action on climate change

Despite speaking for 78 minutes, President Donald Trump failed to utter one essential phrase in his annual State of the Union address this week: “climate change.”

What does Trump’s acquittal mean for our nation’s future?

Our democracy is a fragile thing.If we’re not careful, it might just break.

Trump gave us a scary, nihilistic State of the Union speech

Impeached President Donald Trump’s one hour and 18-minute State of the Union rant was a new low in American politics, even in these unprecedented times.

An open ethics process is essential if Republicans truly want accountability

Republicans in the Arizona State House of Representatives are considering changing their ethics rules to make it more difficult to submit complaints. It’s hard to imagine a worse time for a change like this.
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