Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, the runner-up in this year's Republican primary for governor, announced his support of Democrat David Garcia for the state's schools superintendent. "David Garcia isn't only the most qualified candidate -- he's the only qualified candidate, and that's why I'm supporti ... More >>
Ersula Ore, the assistant professor at Arizona State University whose violent arrest became national news because of a viral video, was sentenced today to nine months' supervised probation. Ore pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of passively resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. She'd been c ... More >>
Tea party activists are celebrating as one of their own successfully got a book banned from a southern Arizona school district.Debbie Stoner, a tea party organizer in the small community of Palominas, near Sierra Vista, alleged that her son, a sophomore at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, was told ... More >>
About half of Arizona students failed their yearly science and writing tests, which are given to gauge their understanding of subjects. The Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test, is distributed each year to students in grades 3 through 8, and to 10th graders as well.
All in all, 2012 hasn't been that bad of a year. Some good stuff transpired, and some of it happened because New Times' scribes made it happen. Usually to some very deserving recipients. The great H.L. Mencken said it long ago, and it still holds true today: "Journalism is to politician as dog is t ... More >>
Here's the thing about the propositions on the ballot for tomorrow's election: for the most part, they're boring, and at the end of the day, you may not really give a damn.Thankfully, people like ousted state Senate President Russell Pearce, Governor Jan Brewer, and the lobbyists from Center for Ari ... More >>
See also: SB 1070, SCOTUS, Friendly House, and a Ray of HopeSee also: SB 1070: Supreme Court Upholds "Papers Please" Section, Invalidates OthersSee also: The Supreme Court's 1070 Ruling Is No Win for Teabaggers As I anticipated in April, when it became clear that the U.S. Supreme Cou ... More >>
Hupp goes all Hannibal on the MAS crowd, 6:34 onWhat I like about Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is his consistency. You know when he opens his mouth, he's bound to say something stupid. It's just a matter of how stupid.His latest round of revelatory idiocies -- at leas ... More >>
Courtesy of the Three Sonorans, the revolution is YouTube-izedHow often have you seen students protest and commit acts of civil disobedience because they want to study something?While their peers in the rest of the country may be looking to cut class, Tucson's students are battling to maintain ethni ... More >>
Tom Horne grins as ethnic studies supporters yell at him in a new YouTube video. A news release this morning from state Attorney General Tom Horne states that his office released a video of Raza studies supporters this morning. That statement's not correct. And that's just the first weird asp ... More >>
Augustus Shaw Following our post today about Augustus Shaw, who's running for the State Legislature, a reader pointed us to an Arizona Guardian article published today that spells even more trouble for the ethically challenged HOA lawyer. Shaw lied about where he lives in official election ... More >>
Meaner than a junkyard dog, Hispanic-hater Russell Pearce has got more unconstitutional legislation in the hopper todaySomething wicked this way comes, and no, it ain't Macbeth, it's state Senator Russell Pearce's latest unconstitutional legislation, SB 1394, which is scheduled to be discussed in th ... 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 >>
www.tangodiva.com Apparently Arizona teachers need stoic beauty, a golf course, and a pool to be in a proper learning environment. Now let's figure out what Arizona students need. When are they going to get it?In what is becoming a sickening trend, Arizona teachers are now the latest gro ... More >>
Jarrett Maupin, a former candidate for Phoenix mayor, was arrested and booked into jail today by deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Details are scant at this point, but a news release (reprinted below) put out by the Sheriff's Office says Maupin is accused of lying to sheriff's inv ... More >>
The patriotic pigeon uses the bleedin facts to peck holes in the rantings of 9/11 conspiracy wacktivists!
The Arizona Legislature may prove to be too much for ASU's unsinkable Michael Crow
Who's angling for what, and against whom
Maricopa County schools chief Sandra Dowling plays to win--of course, as a governing board of one, she doesn't have much competition
ARIZONA LAWMAKERS OPERATE UNDER A SYSTEM INCAPABLE OF STEMMING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.
DEAN BREWER WAS ALREADY UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION FOR BANKRUPTING A MORTGAGE COMPANY, SO ARIZONA REGULATORS LET HIM TAKE OVER CHARTER TITLE, AND $8 MILLION IS MISSING.