Paid leave is a sure fire way to honor our military’s sacrifice
While my injuries were not visible, they loomed for years. I self-medicated with alcohol on the weekends, much to my wife’s dismay. There were the obvious signs: nightmares and a deep sense of restlessness.
Editor’s Thought Bubble: GOP leadership is powerless, and their members know it
Late yesterday evening, Republican leaders saw their plans to speed a state budget through the legislative process fall apart. The deal with Ducey was announced last week, the bills were introduced Monday, rushed through committee Tuesday and the whole package — including a flat income tax proposal that would slash state revenues by $1.9 billion […]
‘Auditland, USA’ is not your parents’ theme park
Welcome to Auditland, USA! It’s America’s newest mega theme park, located in sunny, ozone-laden Phoenix. A lot of people say it’s the most tremendous amusement park ever!
U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly can stop the GOP from disenfranchising voters. Will they?
Recent actions by many Republicans in the Arizona Legislature have shown that they are willing to do anything to ensure that certain votes will not count.
The closing act of George Floyd’s story hasn’t been written yet
I’d like to believe that the Black Lives Matter marches against police brutality that erupted a year ago in the U.S. and around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer were the first act of that show.
The GOP agenda: Reward the wealthy and defund the police
Remember when Republicans were up in arms over the “defund the police” movement?
Liz Cheney was right: We must defend America from Trump’s election falsehoods
The Republican civil war is raging and the party’s defenders of democracy are losing. On Wednesday, Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney, who’s best described as a traditional, establishment conservative, was unceremoniously booted from her job as the third most powerful GOP leader in the House of Representatives by the sycophantic, white-supremacist-coddling, fascist wing of her party. […]
Arizona audit ignores federal law on election records
Arizona’s faux audit of 2020 ballots fails to comply with the federal election records retention law, further undermining the integrity of the exercise with the possibility of illegality. This law, which has been on the books since May 4, 1960, requires election officials to “retain and preserve for a period of 22 months” all election […]
Men are slaughtering millions of preborn babies every day with no consequences
Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislators want you to believe they’re defenders of the preborn. They recently bestowed civil rights to fetuses, while criminalizing doctors who terminate pregnancies based on “genetic abnormalities.” But what about the millions of preborn babies men toss into the trash or flush down the toilet after masturbating? Don’t those potential […]
Recovery should be our biggest priority right now. Conservative posturing is a distraction.
Few need a reminder that we are in the middle of an economic contraction and a sustained public health emergency. But apparently, some Republican officials do.
The GOP is now the Grand Old Potato Head Party
In the wake of the recent uproar by GOP leaders over Hasbro’s decision to add a gender-neutral Potato Head to its traditional Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head toy collection, Mr. Head has apparently found a new vocation moonlighting as a high-dollar consultant for Republican politicos.
Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a plan for prosperity in Arizona
The American Jobs Plan is our road to thousands of good-paying, union jobs in clean energy as a nation and as a state.