Arizona State Representative John Kavanagh, a Republican from Surprise, saw his bill passed last year that allows people to store guns in their vehicles in the parking lots of businesses that otherwise prohibit guns.What kinds of firearms-related bills will Arizona lawmakers be work ... More >>
Arizona's gun laws are on national display following Saturday's shooting, but whether they're "weak" or "strong" depends on whom you ask. According to an article today in the Los Angeles Times, "Arizona has some of the weakest gun-control laws in the nation." (Emphasis ours.) Put that way, ... More >>
Rodney Glassman, the young, rich, Democrat running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Republican John McCain, loves the tax cuts put into place by former President George W. Bush. It's surprising to hear any Dem praising a move by Bush, who still gets the credit by President Obama for today' ... More >>
Rodney Glassman would make Bush-era tax cuts permanent, says his spokesman. Rodney Glassman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, would make the Bush-era tax cuts permanent for the middle class, says his spokesman, Blake Morlock. The candidate's spokesman, Blake Morlock, called us after rea ... More >>
Owen "Buz" MillsArizona Governor Jan Brewer's life got a little easier today with news that her last remaining opponent in the GOP primary for Governor, Owen "Buz" Mills, is suspending his campaign.Mills announced his decision to suspend his candidacy today saying the focus of the campaign was no ... More >>
Brewer and Obama meeting at The White House earlier this month.As you are probably aware, President Barack Obama penciled in Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in for a little face-time earlier this month so the two could discuss Arizona's controversial, new immigration law.Obama had originally not agre ... More >>
At a recent meeting of Teabaggers here in Arizona, Senator Jon Kyl made the stunning allegation that during a private conversation he had with President Barack Obama, the president basically told him he was holding lawmakers "hostage" by not securing the border in order to pass some form of ... More >>
usmayors.orgMayor Gordon speaking before the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Oklahoma CityThe U.S. Conference of Mayors, wrapping up their 78th annual meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma today, passed a resolution condemning SB 1070 that had been submitted by Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. The Gordon resolu ... More >>
Saturday Night LiveSNL's Weekend Update on Arizona: "It's a dry fascism"Like you need more proof that Arizona has become a national joke due to its wingnutty gun laws, its conspiranutty birther bill, and its racist new immigration law SB 1070, Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update took aim at the sta ... More >>
Hard to fathom that there could be Russell Pearceanything positive about state Senator Russell Pearce's immigration bill, SB 1070, an extremist "solution" to undocumented immigrants in Arizona that makes their mere presence in here state a crime.The bill would also allo ... More >>
www.motivatedphotos.comGovernor Jan Brewer signed two bills into law yesterday that -- if nothing else -- solidify Arizona's reputation as the Wild West.One of the bills, HB 2307, allows Arizonans to own guns without registering them with the federal government, as long as the guns are made ... More >>
www.motivatedphotos.comArizona has some of the weakest gun laws in the country, and one gun-violence-prevention group claims they flat out "lack common sense."We could have told you that -- in Arizona, you can bring a gun to the bar with you for fuck's sake.The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun ... More >>
American for Tax Reform President Grover NorquistThe president of the Conservative group, Americans for Tax Reform, gave Senator John McCain a ringing endorsement this week in his primary bid to fend off his GOP opponent, former congressman turned AM radio host, J.D. Hayworth.Grover Norquist says ... More >>
President Obama popped into a meeting today between government officials and immigrant advocates, saying he wants local 287(g)-authorized agencies "held accountable," a pro-immigrant group said today. Reform Immigration for America stated in a news release that the president wasn't expected ... More >>
President Obama's remarks after the White House immigration summit today While it was gratifying to see President Barack Obama's much-delayed summit on immigration take place today, and for the President to declare after the meeting that, "My administration is fully behind an effort to achieve comp ... More >>
Will the White House ever act to protect the civil rights of Arizona Latinos? Don't hold your breath waiting for the Obama administration to do anything in the near future about immigration reform, or yanking Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 287(g) authority. That's the message some local Latino leaders t ... More >>
Arizona needs a more affordable business model for its universities in the face of state budget realities, Governor Jan Brewer said this morning to the Arizona Board of Regents. In the short term, hundreds of millions of federal stimulus dollars will be used over the next co ... More >>
I just received the witness list for Thursday's 287(g) hearing from New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler's office. At this point, it's highly unlikely that the Republicans will try to call Sheriff Joe Arpaio because the Dems are running the show, and Arpaio would be walking into a hostile environment ... More >>
Separated at birth? According to economist Paul Krugman, it's possible. Will soon-to-be Arizona Governor Jan Brewer repeat the mistakes of Republicans in the midst of the Great Depression, specifically those of President Herbert Hoover?It seems likely. With a GOP-led legislature intent on "starv ... More >>
FIRE's video of its December 4 "ICE raid."Check the graphic at the end. FIRE melts ICE, get it? Well, here's a man bites dog story, if there ever was one. Seems that on December 4, several orange jumpsuit-clad members of FIRE, which stands for "Flagstaff Immigrant Rights Enforcement," delivered a ... More >>
Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas are teaching the rest of the nation how to terrorize illegal immigrants
The Phoenix branch of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau is Exhibit A of this country's failed border policies
The death of tiny Autumn White should make lawmakers think more carefully about state budget cuts
The Spike shoots it up with Second Amendment types.
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections fails the state's worst kids
Deep cuts proposed to state budget set up bleak future for Arizonans
Gun lockers are coming to a public building near you
From the week of January 11, 2001
Alan Korwin is a smart guy. So why does he love guns more than people?
It's the Media Violence, Stupid
Mining industry strikes another rich vein in the Legislature
Discord between GOP lawmakers and the governor is just one reason the budget battle might get ugly.
Symington's tax cuts had little or nothing to do with Arizona's economic boom, which isn't as robust as it's made out to be
A Chilean national's struggle against deportation raises fundamental questions about the constitutional rights of immigrants
Industry makes secret push to gut laws protecting subsurface water supplies
Governor Symington says his massive tax cuts have brought prosperity to Arizona. Actually, they are bringing on a fiscal train wreck that could damage the state for decades.
Governor Symington has spoken of helping needy kids and improving the welfare system. His welfare agency, the Department of Economic Security, is famous for astonishing incompetence and children who die.
Republican revolutionaries want environmental regulators who cooperate with business. Those who enforce Arizona's groundwater laws have to cooperate; there are too few of them to do much else.
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