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Calls for police accountability shouldn’t be met with police violence

I attended the protests in Phoenix to ensure residents could freely use their First Amendment rights, and I was extremely disappointed to be met with violence and escalation at the hands of the Phoenix Police Department.  

#TheArizonaWay doesn’t include a plan to stop spiking COVID cases

Anyone who tuned into Thursday’s press conference hoping to hear a plan from our leaders about how Arizona will reverse the terrifying trend of COVID cases the past few weeks walked away knowing one thing for sure: They have no plan.

The protests show that Trump won’t break America’s spirit

As I write, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people from virtually every walk of life are marching in the streets of cities and towns across the nation and around the world.

COVID-19 is a health crisis. So is wearing a pandemic mask while black.

It is terrifying to be a Black boy and man in America. During the global pandemic, as a Black man trying to protect himself, a mask on my face adds to the fear, despite our leaders’ cognitive dissonance.

The needed police reform is a culture shift from conquering to protecting

“You have to dominate. If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time.” That was the message from President Trump to the nation’s governors on Monday during a conference call largely filled with him berating them about a weekend of protests and riots that, in his eyes, made our nation look weak.

Militarizing the police sets up protesters as ‘the enemy,’ increases violence

The unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd after being pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has left parts of U.S. cities looking like a battle zone.

Say his name. George Floyd. He was a human being.

His name is George Floyd. He was a human being. He was 46 years old. He was a human being. He was a black man. He was a human being. He was a father with a six-year-old girl. He was a...

The villainy isn’t in the protests, but in the reaction to the protests

As protests over police violence turned into riots across the nation, Americans were once again searching for answers to the age-old question of race and racial division. On Fox News, the search for a villain settled quickly on Barack Obama.

The interview with the president that I could only ever imagine

It’s the sort of interview I could only ever imagine.  I imagine I would have to put on a suit, which I hardly wear anymore. And I imagine I’d arrive at the White House gates donning an N95 mask emblazoned with the words, “Si se puede.” 

Arizona deserves better than McSally’s pandemic performance

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally serves in an Arizona Senate seat that is hallowed ground, a seat made iconic by two giants of the Senate – Barry Goldwater and John McCain – in the course of 60-plus years of service. 
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