We were around in 1988 when Rose Mofford, Arizona's longtime Secretary of State, ascended to the Governor's office after the impeachment of Evan Mecham, a Glendale car dealer whose tenure was a (yet another) national embarassment. Well before she became governor, we had ... More >>
The lack of decor at the Democratic Party headquarters in downtown Phoenix was in stark contrast to the colorful array of posters and ubiquitous American flags in display at their rival Republican digs across the street. It was if the Dems had resolved to take their medicine--a loss of e ... More >>
Adam TurnerGil Scott-Heron (Gil Scott-Heron performed sets at 6:30 and 9 p.m. last night. This is a review of the earlier offering presented by Ed Mabrey and Black Pearl Poetry.) He appeared jittery as he walked onstage, but once Gil Scott-Heron sat down and started playing keys and singin ... More >>
Max Wilson, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of SupervisorsIt seems like the very definition of paranoia: Spending thousands of dollars sweeping for hidden electronic devices -- and finding none.But that's what Maricopa County Supervisors are doing -- with your money.The county has n ... More >>
Batting around the Mecham legacy over bagels
Can the Web save Arizona's largest daily newspaper?
That's what a group led by the well-connected family of one of Arpaio's own injured deputies is working to see happen
Don't bother, they're here. After a decade of voter-mandated reform, the Arizona Legislature is as out of touch as ever
Pissed at Joe's insanity, Senator John McCain makes it official: He endorses Saban.
Trent Franks is no fiscal conservative. And he's the worst kind of Christian.
Downtown Phoenix has always had its high points, but the Civic Center boondoggle isn't one of them
Another week full of random acts of stupidity
Arizona legislators want to slash state spending. Well, how about some real House cleaning?
Letters from the week of November 28, 2002
It's entirely possible that this great country desperately needs a dunderhead just now
For years, House minority leader Art Hamilton has used every trick in the book--the House rules book--to influence the Republican majority; now he's running for secretary of state
Some observers believe governor must testify to save his own skin
Meet Jane Hull. She's probably your next governor.
Legal community pays its respects to flamboyant attorney Mike Scott
Is the African-American psychologist and former Ev Mecham staffer incompetent--or just streetwise?
The state police force is riven with dissent over the governor's politicization of the department. Leading the list of complaints are rapid advancement of unqualified Symington cronies, the governor's misuse of the DPS plane, and scarce resources for crim
Guv sequel is a sorry state of affairs
THE VALLEY'S HOTTEST POLITICAL STRATEGISTS TEAMED UP TO PUSH MLK DAY. NO WONDER IT FAILED.
IN THE MID-'80S, ASU WAS THE LAUNCHING PAD FOR THEIR CONSERVATIVE VITRIOL. NOW THEY'VE GRADUATED TO THE REAL WORLD.
HEY, WE'RE THE GRAND CANYON STATE. WE LIKE BIG SCHISMS.
AN ASU AUTHOR EXAMINES THE SOURCES OF MARTIN LUTHER KING'S POWERFUL WORDS
They still haven't gotten Ev's newspaper, but they subscribe to him anyway
DESERT STORM WAS ONE THING. BUT BATTLING THE SOLDIERS OF THE ARIZONA NATIONAL GUARD WAS THE WAR OF GENERAL OWENS' CAREER.
Sam and the son of Sam want Mofford to step aside