Commentary

If you love the Phoenix libraries, vote no on Prop. 106

Prop. 106 would restrict library funding and freeze restoration of hours of operation at the 17 Phoenix public library locations.

GOP appetite to decry its racists evaporates in the face of political consequences

What a difference a year – and a competitive seat – makes when it comes to the willingness of Arizona Republicans to put up with racism in their ranks.

Sen. Allen’s fear-mongering about immigrants, feminism, a symptom of politicized white Christianity

Sylvia Allen’s rhetoric brilliantly mingles the nationalistic, religious, and racial identities of her target audience to cast the “other” as an existential threat.

Brandt will testify, asks for delay. But why?

I wonder if the corporation commissioners are aware that delaying bad publicity before shareholders might be a motivating factor for Brandt seeking that delay.

Changes to Maricopa County elections: A nonpartisan fix or just another GOP power grab?

It will take more time to determine whether this fixes the county’s Election Day woes or is simply part of a long-term strategy to seize election power and disenfranchise less desirable voters.

Stacey Champion: What does APS head honcho Don Brandt have to hide?

The many millions of dollars Don Brandt has authorized with the blessing of APS/Pinnacle West to spend on numerous campaigns and initiatives with dark money and dirty mud-slinging tactics has absolutely degraded our political democracy.

McSally turns a blind eye to the climate change that’s fueling our wildfires and threatening Arizona lives

Sen. Martha McSally is bragging that her team is on the ground helping fill sandbags. Given her refusal to acknowledge climate change, one of the primary factors behind this year’s devastating disasters, that’s nothing short of insulting. 

Puerto Rican Lives Matter

In Phoenix, about 200 people rallied at the Capitol last week, including Manolo Lago, a local actor, who said, “Puerto Rico has been taking advantage of its citizens for too long. The leaked messages from Rosselló and his cronies have just set that in stone.”

Montgomery has fostered anti-Muslim bias and shouldn’t be on the Supreme Court

Montgomery has used his power to perpetuate the hateful and deeply damaging biases vividly depicted in the recently exposed law enforcement Facebook posts. 

Congressional Republicans are playing a dangerous game

Congressional Republicans have taken on the role of virus. They do not simply acquiesce, they actively spread the disease.
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