Days after Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays and others based on a business owner's "sincerely held" religious beliefs, Cathi Herrod retreated to the studio of a friendly TV talking head: fellow conservative, former pastor, ... More >>
Former Republican legislator David Burnell Smith, a birther and DUI attorney recently arrested for alleged DUI, is doing Larry Klayman's bidding in the fight against the recall of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.As many people pointed out as Klayman continued to claim that he'd try to get the recall effort shut ... More >>
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who just recently filed the paperwork for an exploratory committee in the 2014 Arizona gubernatorial race, appears to be the latest Arizona politician to play to the "birther" crowd.In the mess that is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's "investigation" into ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the "birther" gang -- now including legislators -- held a press conference at the capitol today to push state Representative Carl Seel's "birther" bill.Seel's bill, as you may recall, is the watered-down, penis-free version of last year's bill, which fo ... More >>
Welfare for Russ? Only if Harper and Howie get their way...Uncle Russ needs him some free gub'mint cheese. He ain't got a job no more because of them dang liberals, and that cheese will only cost y'all taxpayers $230,000. Plus, the Constitution promises it to him.Such are the pathetic trial balloons ... More >>
Senator Allen: Pawn of the feds?Do you think Governor Jan Brewer, or any Arizona governor from this point on, should have a volunteer military force that she can call up and use for any purpose whatsoever?Well, that's what the governor would have if Senate Bill 1495 becomes law: A blank check t ... More >>
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 >>
www.icanhazcheezburger.comHas common sense prevailed in the Arizona State Senate?That may be a stretch, but one of the more embarrassing pieces of legislation to find its way through the Arizona House this session won't get a vote in the Senate -- this session anyway.The controversial "birther" b ... More >>
A controversial bill that would allow faculty to carry guns on campuses has advanced in Arizona. According to Senator Jack Harper, who introduced the bill, his proposal would deter gunman from opening fire on Arizona campuses. A preliminary committee voted 5-2 to approve the bill, and it now goes ... More >>
Federal immigration officials are opening an immigrant processing center in Mesa. The center, which will operate at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, will serve as the final stop before illegal immigrants board a plane to Central America. The facility will open in about two weeks...The Arizona Se ... 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 >>
www.zcache.comIn the wake of Friday's shootings at the University of Alabama-Huntsville -- where a professor shot six people, killing three -- the sponsor of a bill that would allow Arizona profs to pack heat in the classroom is using the incident to promote his bill.State Se ... More >>
From left, Jack Harper, Dean Martin, Russell Pearce, and John Huppenthal Obama is a Nazi. Obama is a commie. Obama is a pirate. (Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum.) Obama is a socialist. Obama is the Joker from The Dark Night. (You know, Heath Ledger) Yadda-yadda-yadda. Such was the refrain f ... More >>
Jack Harper: Feel the love.Republican state Senator Jack Harper of Surprise really let it rip in a recent commentary for the Arizona Capitol Times, and some of his comments are under fire from the blogosphere.The commentary, published on the Cap Times' "Capitol Voices" page on March 6, 20 ... More >>
Russell Pearce supporter and alleged public urinator Buffalo Rick Galeener. They say you judge a man by the company he keeps. If so, wannabe state Senator Russell Pearce gets no high marks for the gutter trash he associates with -- neo-Nazi and Pearce pal J.T. Ready being a prime example. Additiona ... More >>
By John Dickerson The Arizona Legislature adjourned weeks ago, but the delicious nastiness continues – this time over gay marriage and a thwarted filibuster. On Monday, the Senate Ethics Committee will convene to hear Phoenix Democrat Ken Cheuvront’s complaint against Surprise Republican Jac ... More >>
When power-tripping HOAs push solar-minded residents around, everybody pays the price
The consequences for a DPS officer who bucked his bosses' dismissal of a righteous speeding ticket, got fired, and won a $190,000 jury award for wrongful termination
Maverick state Senator Jack Harper and shady Clinton administration bureaucrat Henry Cisneros are back and bitchin', which's ruffling tail feathers
Empowering the Secretary of State, especially this secretary of state, to decide when elections can be suspended is a crazy idea. Sanity must prevail in state government
You wont believe what GOP officials are pulling now to try to keep Senator Jack Harper from discovering the truth about a local election!
GOP honchos keep hiding the truth about election foul-ups, as it's learned that local ballots may be stored illegally
GOP bigwigs and their pandering pals in the mainstream press are apoplectic about a state senator and New Times' fight to discover the truth. What're these pols trying to hide?
An independent voting-technology expert finds serious problems in the Maricopa County Elections Department
Is Arizona's Speaker of the House afraid of what might happen if the truth is learned about a local election?
Sheriff Joe's fashioning himself after the late FBI director, only (we think) without the women's underwear
Representative Leah Landrum-Taylor just says "No" to cross burning
Arizona legislators want to slash state spending. Well, how about some real House cleaning?