It's "Candidates Day" at North Scottsdale Christian, a conservative, non-denominational place of worship just north of Pima Road and Dynamite Boulevard, where about 60 Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates have assembled on a recent Sunday to introduce themselves. The politicians are a ... More >>
No surprise here: Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has the most intense border-security plan of any of the Republican candidates for governor.Thomas is proposing 3,000 National Guardsmen on the border, along with double-layer fencing either along the border or along a "fall-ba ... More >>
Christine Jones puts the goober into gubernatorial. Indeed, the former GoDaddy pimp-ess and GOP candidate for governor's rhetoric on the issue of "border security" is proving increasingly delusional. Jones has zero experience in politics, and it shows. Anyone proud to have the endorsement of Sheri ... More >>
A sort of moral sickness has gripped this country in the face of the unprecedented number of minors crossing the border in Texas, one that manifests itself in panic, falsehoods, sheer stupidity, and knee-jerk nativist hatred. In Lawrenceville, Virginia (population 1,300), residents recently pitched ... More >>
What did Arizona's political leaders learn from the debacle over Arizona's ethnic-cleansing legislation, Senate Bill 1070? They learned that hysteria, misinformation, and grandstanding work, as far as garnering attention, and that saying the dumbest thing you can is often surest route to getting yo ... More >>
On March 13 of every year, local news outlets run the annual story of the "mystery" surrounding the lights that appeared over Phoenix in 1997.People seem to forget, or simply ignore, that there's no real mystery about it.
The ACLU is trying to find out the extent of "militarization" of police forces across the country, including 10 law enforcement agencies in Arizona.Arizona's ACLU, as well as those in 22 other states, are filing public records requests "to determine the extent to which local police departments are u ... More >>
A recipe for disaster: U.S Customs and Border Patrol's lax policies over the use of lethal force. Inadequately trained agents sent to patrol rough desert terrain blanketed with fear and tension that's fueled by potential danger. A border-hawk sheriff putting weapons in the hands of unpaid civilia ... More >>
Score a triumph for redistricting a little more than a half-year ahead of the November elections. The Payson Roundup reports that Republican state Senator Sylvia Allen has turned yellower than an egg-sucking cur at the prospect of running in the newly formed Legislative District 6, where a recent po ... More >>
Dennis Gilman's raw footage of Babeu's Saturday presserIn addition to Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's admission to being a gay man during a Saturday press conference, wherein he denied allegations published in my colleague Monica Alonzo's expose concerning deportation threats against his ex-lover, ... More >>
Retired Colonel James Burnes pleaded guilty today to two felonies related to thefts totaling $2 million -- from charities. Military charities.According to a court spokesperson, Burnes entered a guilty plea for two of the initial eight charges for stealing the money that was supposed to go to mili ... More >>
If you need an example of wigged-out, dysfunctional democracy verging on outright insanity, look no further than state Senator Sylvia Allen's Border Security, Federalism and States' Sovereignty Committee.Here, Chairwoman Allen and a cadre of right-wing loons hold sway. Rational questions and reasone ... More >>
patriotactionnetwork.com"Tim Guiney" will show no mercy to Kyl or McCain (sorry for the poor quality reproduction)... Despite all this blather about immigration-related bills being "held" by state Senate President Russell Pearce until there's a budget, Senate Bill 1495, which would give the governor ... More >>
photosbyjosemunoz.comGee, if we're being "invaded," Jan, why not declare a state of emergency?Add one part delusion to three parts grandstanding, mixed with a healthy glob of nativism, and what do you get?Governor Jan Brewer's SB 1070 "counterclaim" against the federal government for not protecting ... More >>
Cute couple, eh?Jared Lee Loughner should run for the Arizona state Legislature. He'd feel right at home, particularly amongst the Russell Pearce Republicans, who are so delusional and high on their own supply right now that I'm half expecting to see state Senate President Pearce dressed up as Napol ... More >>
Odd moment recently at the symposium for the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, which we attended at a conference center in south Phoenix. Joey Strickland, director of the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services, was giving a nice little speech about how Arizon ... More >>
Enthusiasts make half-tracks to Papago
In a worst-case scenario for stun guns, a Phoenix cop kills a suspect with an 84-second tasing
Powerful developers must be stopped from sullying scenic Papago Park with another Valley resort
Art at work in exhibition
At the San Carlos, ghosts check in, but they don't check out
Scott Stanley wants to publish photos of illegal immigrants who died in the desert; Pima County said no, then sued him
May 6 - 12, 1999
The "Phoenix Lights" made Frances Emma Barwood the darling of the global space-alien lobby. And it'stransformed computer geek Jim Dilettoso into a star in the UFO firmament.
Fife has done much in and to Arizona. We've been keeping track
This National Guard sexual harassment case gives new meaning to the term "weekend maneuvers"
It's crystal clear that the city of Scottsdale served its citizens water laced with a suspected carcinogen. But did city officials do it on purpose?
NFL dumps Arizona group representing black military units as Super Bowl colorguard
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TRADE CAMOUFLAGE FOR FINGER PAINTS
DESERT STORM WAS ONE THING. BUT BATTLING THE SOLDIERS OF THE ARIZONA NATIONAL GUARD WAS THE WAR OF GENERAL OWENS' CAREER.