TwitterNo hash pipe for McCain, but his stupidity has scored him his own hashtagGuess I've heard the last from U.S. Senator John McCain's haughty, over-paid flack Brooke Buchanan.Yesterday, in the midst of a PR meltdown that's turned McCain (once again) into a political laughingstock, his office iss ... More >>
I was standing at the border "fence" down in Palominas last spring chatting with John Ladd Jr., an articulate and outspoken cattle rancher with no love for the federal government, Barack Obama, or anything with the phrase "illegal immigrant" attached to it.
I was reporting this story, "Bad ... More >>
Jason Rose bemoans the political climate he helped create.Since Arizona is well knownfor its divisive politics and extreme rhetoric, it's no wonder that the eyes of the nation are on us.It is even less surprising that Arizona politicos started jumping into the fray -- issuing obvious s ... More >>
Janet Napolitano says the murder of a border patrol agent doesn't mean drug violence is "rampant" along the U.S./ Mexico border.
Following the tragic murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last week by a suspected "rip crew" near Nogales, U.S. Homeland Security Chief ... More >>
Border Patrol Brian A. Terry died in a gunbattle with desert banditsU.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was in the desert canyons of southeastern Arizona on Tuesday hunting down bajadores, or bandits, who lurk in the shadows and prey on the illegal border-crossers.Terry, 40, was shot and kill ... More >>
Quick note in the "If it wasn't for bad luck" department.For obvious reasons, those of us who write tough stories for a living have to try to maintain a professional demeanor at all times.Earlier this year, we traveled down to Cochise County to conduct the first media interview of Mrs. Susan Kren ... More >>
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The FBI gives the lie to Jan Brewer's noxious rhetoric
It's been proven over and over again: Governor Jan Brewer's hysteria and the hysteria of her nativist allies over alleged illegal-alien-perpetrated crime in Arizona is founded on anecdotal evidence, some of it gl ... More >>
We've gotten our hands on a heavily redacted police report made public a few hours ago by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.
It's about the Rob Krentz murder case, a subject that we explored last week in the story "Cowboy Down."
It is available right here if you haven't checked it out y ... More >>
Everyone gets a piece of hand sandwich in Dennis Gilman's new YouTube video on the hypocrisy of our political leaders over SB 1070 and the plight of the 12 million undocumented in this country.This time Gilman spares no one on the left or the right. Everyone from John McCain and Jan Brewer to Gabby ... More >>
Obama: Troops aplenty, with immigration reform stalledThe New York Times has just reported that President Barack Obama will soon announce that he's sending 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, in what looks like an obvious election year cave to the right.The Times' Randal Archibold ... More >>
Sarah Palin, with Basilio Aja and Governor Jan Brewer at the Marriott Desert Ridge In a media event that lasted less than 20 minutes, before a crowd of red-shirted Brewer-for-Governor supporters at the Marriott Desert Ridge in north Phoenix, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin stood with Arizona Gove ... More >>
A Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy was shot and wounded today by suspected drug runners smuggling an unknown quantity of marijuana through the desert.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office identified the injured Deputy as Louie Puroll, 53, a fifteen year veteran of the departm ... More >>
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Unlike her pop, Meghan McCain doesn't have to pander to nativist extremists
You've got to give it up for Meghan McCain, who came out against state Senator Russell Pearce's racial profiling law yesterday, particularly since her opinion on the legislation is far more n ... More >>
AG candidate Vince Rabago drew blood in last night's debateState House Minority Leader David Lujan was made to eat a plate of crow stew last night at a debate sponsored by ASU's Young Democrats among Democratic candidates for state Attorney General. His rival Vince Rabago, a former assistant At ... More >>
Something wicked this way comes: Russell Pearce's SB 1070
The state House has just posted the agendas for its Committee of the Whole and Third Reads for Tuesday: Russell Pearce's police state legislation SB 1070 is the first order of business.
Pearce was pushing the legislation hard on this we ... More >>
www.tpm.comSenator John McCain's GOP primary opponent, J.D. Hayworth, is using the killing of a prominent Cochise County rancher to question McCain's stance on immigration, despite there being no confirmation that an illegal immigrant had anything to do with the murder.Robert Krentz was fou ... More >>