All in all, 2012 hasn't been that bad of a year. Some good stuff transpired, and some of it happened because New Times' scribes made it happen. Usually to some very deserving recipients.
The great H.L. Mencken said it long ago, and it still holds true today: "Journalism is to politician as dog is t ... More >>
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better than screw-loose GOP state Senator Sylvia Allen suddenly finding the Navajo County Board of Supervisors a more attractive sphere of influence than the lege's upper house, along comes this beautiful news from a recent edition of the Capitol Times' Yellow ... More >>
There are some messages so loud and clear that even someone as dense as Arizona's grammatically-challenged chief executive gets the message.Less than a week after the release of a poll showing Governor Jan Brewer's disapproval rating at 49 percent, with 32 percent of Sand Land voters willing to reca ... More >>
Man, this drama is getting moldier than a rerun of 21 Jump Street.
This afternoon, the Arizona Supreme Court -- for the second time -- handed Governor Jan Brewer a big fat loss on her attempt to remove Colleen Mathis, chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the panel ch ... More >>
A scorpion has a higher IQ than this woman...Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's incompetent overreach of power in removing the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission's chairwoman Colleen Mathis -- one aided and abetted by former state Senate President Russell Pearce's "Tea Party Senate" -- has been ... More >>
Our near-illiterate governor, Chuck Coughlin's water-bearer, with her right paw on the state constitution
Governor Jan Brewer, no doubt under direct orders from her puppetmaster consultant Chuck Coughlin, has removed Colleen Mathis as chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, ... More >>
Biggs: "a certain bovine excrement type of swear word..."Could the Arizona Republican Party be any more obvious in its desire to quash the efforts of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, mainly because of that one word, "Independent"?What the heck are they afraid of? It's unlikely the G ... More >>
oliviacortes.comWill Lisa Hauser end up defending Olivia Cortes as well? I wouldn't be surprised.Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Edward Burke will preside over a hearing this Thursday in a lawsuit brought by elections law attorney Tom Ryan, alleging that Olivia Cortes' candidacy for state Senat ... More >>
I missed ex-Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard's recent appearance on Horizon, wherein he criticized current AG Tom Horne's investigation of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, particularly Horne's grandstanding statements to the media about the probe. Oddly, I caught it as I ... More >>
Horne's probe of the AIRC raises a possible, Andrew Thomas-like conflict of interestIn this week's column, I addressed the claims of Arizona Tea Party members, and some Republicans, concerning the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. One of these claims is that the AIRC may have violat ... More >>
Republican AZIRC commissioner Scott Freeman supports Mathis, though the Tea Party wants her removedDespite calls from Tea Party activists and some Republicans for the resignation of Colleen Mathis, chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, both Republican commissioner Scott Fre ... More >>
Nothing less than a freakin' Teabagger dictatorship will please these peopleI'm more than a little concerned by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's announcement today of a "probe" into the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which will be holding a public meeting today at 6 p.m. at South ... More >>
Pearce wins a Pyrrhic victory, of sorts The Arizona Supreme Court today handed state Senate President Russell Pearce a partial win in his bid to rig the redistricting process that will affect Sand Land politics for the next 10 years.In an order just issued by Vice Chief Justice Andrew Hurwitz, the c ... More >>