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The COVID-19 pandemic response is a covert war against black people

We are living in a time of war in our approach to fighting COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes it. President Donald Trump refers to himself as a "wartime president." The media uses "war"...

A few Friday thoughts on what the Arizona Mirror is (and isn’t)

What we are is a team of professional and veteran reporters who have a depth of experience covering Arizona’s citizens and the governments they form. We have complete editorial independence: The stories we write are the stories we think are important. Our work stands on its own. 

For McSally, ‘inaccurate’ really means ‘unpopular’

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally continues to maintain that Congress has already sent enough money to Arizona cities and towns that are just now beginning to realize what the coronavirus buzzsaw has done to their budgets, and she said it’s “inaccurate” to say that she doesn’t support more federal aid.

Running government like a business means favoring profits over people

in Arizona, the business interests of private entities outweigh the concerns of consumers, even during a public health crisis. Surprised? We shouldn’t be. This is, after all, what it means to run government like a business. Private industries take center stage. Profits take precedence over people.

No elected official should be above the law, but one in Arizona is

No elected official is above the law — not the president, not members of Congress, and not state representatives such as myself. When leaders break the rules, they must deal with the repercussions.

2020 Census is crucial to rebuilding from COVID-19

With the majority of Americans still currently under a stay-at-home order, COVID-19 has impacted our daily lives in unprecedented ways.  Even in difficult times like these, people are looking for ways to help. From hand-making...

85,000 dead and counting from COVID-19. Imagine if Trump gets re-elected.

There’s really no other way to say this: When it comes to his response to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, the combination of President Donald Trump’s arrogance and sheer incompetence is killing people. 

Clean water is key for Navajo Nation, other tribes, to avoid next pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the deep inequities that run through our country, and nowhere is that more stark than on the Navajo Nation.

McSally gave the worst possible excuse for telling cities they’re all alone

If you want to see a mesmerizing combination of desperation and ineptitude on display, just take a look at U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, who seems to reach new heights (or depths, maybe) every week. 

What Arizona must do to protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19

Thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors are at serious risk of falling through the cracks: the incarcerated population. 
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