Commentary

Editor’s Thought Bubble: Republicans will keep moving the election audit goalposts

Wednesday was a messaging tug-of-war between the state Senate and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors over those legislative subpoenas aimed to auditing the county's November election, but a couple things seem clear to me....

Biden’s not-so-secret superpower

America, where do we go from here? It’s a fair and necessary question.

Editor’s Thought Bubble: Biden is president

In the weeks leading up to yesterday's inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as the 46th president of the United States, my inbox would routinely be filled with messages from self-styled "patriots" who demanded I...

Editor’s Thought Bubble: The path forward begins today

Today is Inauguration Day, and it will be one like none other in American history. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in two weeks to the day after a violent mob supporting...

Violent extremists stand with Donald Trump — as do many of my Marine buddies

We will remember the attacks of Jan. 6 with the same horror as we remember the terrorist attacks of 9/11. While there was far less loss of life at the U.S. Capitol, our loss of national dignity was far worse.

Editor’s Thought Bubble: Voters raised taxes, so Ducey must undermine them

Voters in November approved a marginal income tax increase on the wealthiest Arizonans to fund public schools that have been in desperate need of more resources for decades. So, it should come as no...

Editor’s Thought Bubble: The Capitol COVID outbreak is coming

What happens when the inevitable COVID outbreak happens at the Capitol during this year's legislative session? Both the state House and Senate have protocols in place to reduce the spread of the illness, though...

Editor’s Thought Bubble: Ducey will see Biden sworn in

Donald Trump won't be attending Joe Biden's inauguration next week -- a first in modern American politics -- but we learned Thursday morning that Doug Ducey will. The governor told Arizona Public Media, the Tucson...

Ducey’s attempt to hand-wave away our COVID crisis only highlights his failure

Maybe if Doug Ducey had donned a brown hooded robe or grown a trim white beard, his Obi Wan Kenobi impression would have worked and the Jedi mind trick he tried to pull off Monday would have been successful.

Editor’s Thought Bubble: Of course Arizonans helped plan the Jan. 6 coup attempt

After a year in which it seemed like we saw everything imaginable, the mantra so far of 2021 seems to be, "Hey 2020, hold my beer!" The president is set to be impeached for...
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