Commentary

If Ducey wants to be a real champion for second chances, the time is now

In his State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey said he wants to help people avoid returning to prison—otherwise known as “recidivating.”But days earlier, Gov. Ducey told the Arizona Mirror that he is...

Governor’s 2019 priorities will have #ThingsThatMatter for special interests

Ever play the Chinese fortune cookie game where you add the phrase “in bed” to the end of every fortune? Lately, I’ve been playing that game with Governor Ducey’s hashtags, though I use the phrase “for special interests” instead of the other one.

Billions in federal funds for AZ threatened by potential census undercount

As the D.C. press corps spends the week chasing Trump’s newest shiny objects, a federal court in San Francisco began taking testimony in a suit involving what may be one of the most underreported...

Kyl co-taught 12 weeks total over three years

Clearly, the lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist-again doesn’t view his financial disclosure statement as requiring factual statements, either.

Marijuana extracts significantly improved my son’s short life. Will the AZ Supreme Court make that illegal?

Marijuana extracts gave me my son before I lost him forever.  Now, an Arizona Court of Appeals ruling threatens to make that same medicine illegal, unless the Arizona Supreme Court steps in. If left as is, this decision will devastate families like mine.

Conformity fight presents #RedforEd with a big opportunity

The 2019 legislative session kicks off in less than two weeks, and the most urgent matter on legislators’ plates is also likely to be the most explosive.

The victims weren’t a priority for their caretakers or the police

At every point in the story about migrant children being the victims of abuse at the hand of Southwest Key shelter employees, you see the same thing: People more concerned with covering their asses than actually protecting these vulnerable children.

Trump’s presidency is ‘the line beyond which’ we will not go

No matter how woke I thought I was, the 2016 election was a life-altering sucker punch I never saw coming. Like most Americans, I didn’t appreciate how fragile freedom could be.

AZ Dems need to stop supporting regressive taxes and fees

Not all taxes are created equal, and Democrats need to stop putting their stamp of approval on ones that harm Arizona’s most vulnerable residents.

With Kyl’s retirement, anonymous media posturing aims to persuade Ducey

And along with the public speculation come news articles, based largely (if not entirely) on anonymous sources, that are thinly veiled attempts to pressure Ducey to take a specific action. In the case of filling the soon-to-be vacant Senate seat, the warring camps within the Republican Party are fighting over Martha McSally.
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