Commentary

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Let’s not elect another newbie for president

BY: - December 4, 2019

If Democrats nominate Buttigieg, I’d vote for him without hesitation. But Dems would be wise to consider the one area where Buttigieg is similar to Trump and would make that “sunny day” situation when Trump is out of office less luminous.

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Making propaganda great again

BY: - December 3, 2019

The truth is Americans have always had to navigate, or swallow, a certain measure of government propaganda. Growing up, I thought we were better than that. Turns out sometimes we’re not.

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In Trumpworld, it’s the ‘immigrant threat,’ not Trump, that must be impeached

BY: - November 22, 2019

For three gut wrenching and shameful minutes, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan – one of Trump’s staunchest defenders – without a shred of evidence raised the specter at Tuesday’s impeachment hearings that Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman might be a traitor.

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The Trump administration wants immigrants to fund their own red tape

BY: - November 22, 2019

The Trump administration wants to make people fleeing persecution in their home countries pay for something they’ve long gotten for free: the right to apply for asylum in the United States.

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Goldwater Institute seeks freedom from constitution’s reach

BY: - November 20, 2019

The Goldwater Institute needs to neutralize Hoffman, and it seems they’re trying to do so by creating a make-believe scandal about delays in ESA voucher disbursements.

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The weight of history, and Congress, will judge Trump harshly

BY: - November 15, 2019

Welcome to the first made-for-reality-TV presidential impeachment.

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Predatory lenders want to keep Arizonans poor because it’s good for business

BY: - November 13, 2019

A proposed constitutional amendment being pushed by the payday lending industry has an insidious provision that would keep borrowers from getting out from under its thumb by making sure they can’t be pulled out of poverty by rising wages.

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Support veterans by protecting them from predatory lenders

BY: and - November 11, 2019

Veterans, military service members, and their families suffer serious harm when predatory lenders target them with unscrupulously high interest rates.

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Another way ratepayers are getting screwed

BY: - November 6, 2019

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 existence. RUCO is a consumer advocacy agency, funded by ratepayers, for the benefit of ratepayers. Its job is to advocate on […]

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City apprenticeship program raises standards for workers and taxpayers

BY: and - November 5, 2019

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 also their garbage. Garbage that the city now needs to collect. Phoenix, like many cities, has struggled to keep up with […]

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

BY: - October 31, 2019

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.

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

BY: and - October 29, 2019

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.