I have a terrible confession: I heart Sand Land Republicans. For a sheer boredom-killer, there's nothing like a congregation of them, such as at the Arizona GOP's mandatory January meeting, where I'm always entertained. Where else can you watch a pretty conservative five-term U.S. senator be censu ... More >>
State Representative John Kavanagh revels in his self-appointed role as the rightwinger Arizona lefties love most to hate. Since recalled, disgraced former state Senate President Russell Pearce (Kavanagh's pal) was pounded into mainstream political irrelevance in 2011, Kavanagh's eclipsed his erst ... More >>
The eyebrow-raising part of the newly-released "Reporter's Guide to the Goldwater Institute," isn't that GI's executives make lavish six-figure salaries working for a non-profit 501c3, or that the Goldwater Institute is, according to the report, a tool of the Koch bothers and the American Legislativ ... More >>
If you're political sleaze-maestro Constantin Querard, the Arizona Legislature is practically your own, personal Downton Abbey. Querard's team of taxpayer-funded butlers, bootblacks and maids is extensive, at least 20, by his own claim, in the both the upper and lower chambers. And on February 21 ... More >>
Folks at Tempe City Hall weren't the only ones to meet with representatives of the apparently fake company believed to be set up by the FBI in its bust of state Representative/former Tempe Councilman Ben Arredondo.According to lobbyist filings with the Secretary of State's office, Mike Williams met ... More >>
AzResistALECDemonstrators form an anti-ALEC "sleeping dragon" at SRPOne unfortunate aspect of the occupation of the Salt River Project's Tempe headquarters last week was that the activists involved were not able to pull off a similar action at the Westin Kierland Resort, where corporate interests an ... More >>
I kept waiting for her nose to start sprouting. Because when you tell whoppers like Governor Jan Brewer did at the American Legislative Exchange Council's opening luncheon at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa Wednesday, there really should be some Pinocchio-esque "tell" for those who don't know bet ... More >>
Phoenix police were forced to use pepper-spray on a group of demonstrators protesting the American Legislative Exchange Council at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in northeast Phoenix this afternoon when the activists raised a little hell in front of the resort.In at least one instance, a prot ... More >>
Should anyone be surprised that Governor Jan Brewer will be one of the keynote speakers at the American Legislative Exchange Council's big wingding in Scottsdale this week at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa?I'm sure not. Even before ALEC posted the announcement to its website and the governor's o ... More >>
Most of Pearce's 2010 donations were from outside LD18I plan to ride around town with a dead crow in my car, so the next time I see local hack Howie Fischer, he of the one-man "Capitol Media Services," I can carve him off a slice for his dinner.See, Fischer, like many of the rest of Arizona's status ... More >>
ASU revolutionary plots a schoolwide food fight
Can Tom Liddy use his father's notoriety to break into Congress?
The court has spoken; lawmakers stand in defiance. But if the state Legislature doesn't come up with a constitutional school finance plan by July, school's out forever.