In Arizona, you've got to get the justice you can when you can get it. That's because in this state, particularly when it comes to public corruption or the abuse of power, you might as well wait for Godot if you think the wicked will be punished as part of the natural order of things. Take for ex ... More >>
So what do you do when you have the FBI breathing down your neck (again), you've been ordered to give back $400,000 in illegal campaign contributions (again), and allegations of your using the Arizona Attorney General's Office as your re-election headquarters have been so well documented, that both ... More >>
Quite a sight yesterday afternoon in downtown Phoenix. The entire workforce of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office--it numbers in the hundreds--took to the streets (Jefferson, to be exact) as one, and trooped north a block or two to the Orpheum Theatre for a big meeting, It w ... More >>
It's depressing out there, no doubt. President Barack Obama's "honeymoon" never happened, partly his fault, partly not. The collective memory of the "American public" is about as long as that of a rather slow 2-year-old. Joe F-ing Arpaio, a paragon of everything that can be bad about l ... More >>
If Elena Kagan wants to be the next justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, she's gonna have to do it without the support of "The Maverick."Arizona Senator John McCain will not support Kagan's rise to the country's highest bench and he explains why in an op-ed piece he wrote for USA Today, wh ... More >>
We met Dan McAuliffe at a downtown Phoenix coffee shop about a month after deputies representing the malevolent interests of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andy Thomas arrested the owners of this paper for political reasons. Toothpick in mouth, Mr. McAuliffe (in the photo ... More >>
Jonathan McNamara Attorney Tom Ryan denounced Andrew Thomas for filing "patently false and frivolous" charges against Judge Gary Donahoe An estimated 300 people turned out to protest the reign of Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in front of the county courthouse today -- at least two ... More >>
This is not your next councilman ... but they do share a name. Governor Jan Brewer may have little-to-no-clout with her fellow Republicans at the Statehouse -- she's had to sue them just to get their budget proposal (and even that didn't work). But Brewer still, apparently, has clout at Phoenix Ci ... More >>
County law enforcement's attack on the judiciary didn't work, but the war's far from over
A soulful road movie that refuses to define its subject
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You've seen Legally Blonde, but did you know Elle Woods really grew up in Paradise Valley?
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Justice Stanley Feldman has ruled the Arizona legal scene for years. But now he's gone. And Governor Janet Napolitano has some important decisions to make.
Reese Witherspoon's talents are wasted in the muddy, unoriginal Legally Blonde
From Francis Veber, a coming-out comedy with a French twist
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As the White House flips and flops, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt takes his environmental losses and victories in stride. Is his stoicism a necessary virtue or a political vice?