I have a terrible confession: I heart Sand Land Republicans. For a sheer boredom-killer, there's nothing like a congregation of them, such as at the Arizona GOP's mandatory January meeting, where I'm always entertained. Where else can you watch a pretty conservative five-term U.S. senator be censu ... More >>
Senator John McCain, trying to win back some of the right-wingers who've been mad at him lately, claims he's a "Reagan Republican."The definition of "Reagan Republican" appears to be open to interpretation.
On the list of people we'd probably never expect to come out in support of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, we'd probably put an anti-drug crusader U.S. Attorney who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan somewhere near the top of the list.However, we've seen that man, A. Melvin McDonald, all ov ... More >>
The Arizona Republican Party is the gift that keeps on giving. Last week, the Maricopa County GOP picked raging aggro gay-hater A.J. LaFaro as its chairman, a choice Dems are giddy over because it leaves the local Republican Party in the complete control of wigged-out moonhowlers, further alienati ... More >>
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
See also: Russell Pearce's Racism "Discovered" by Arizona's Media See also: Russell Pearce's Mexican-Bashing E-mails Slammed By Randy Parraz, Others Recalled, disgraced ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce's heart, or what little there is of it, goes out to the victims of the Dark Knight Rises ... More >>
Republican Leah Campos Schandlbauer has become the ninth person to announce a candidacy for Arizona's newly formed Ninth Congressional District.According to her campaign announcement, Schandlbauer's a Scottsdale resident, Hispanic Republican, and a former CIA operations officer. Her campaign says ... More >>
Congressman Trent Franks' idea of name-dropping historical figures in an abortion bill didn't make everyone happy.For some reason, a few legislators weren't fans of Arizona Congressman Trent Franks naming his bill for a federal ban on race/gender-based abortions after Frederick Douglass and Susan ... More >>
We at Up on the Sun, like Clinton himself, feel your pain. Every year Presidents Day rolls around and you're struggling to plant that cherry tree and buy all the stovepipe hats you can, all so that you can have the best damn Presidents Day party possible. (C'mon, we can't be the only ones.)So to ea ... More >>
Seung Hui Cho slipped through a loophole in Virginia law when he bought his gun. Lawmakers in that state fixed the problem The deadly mass shooting in Tucson on Saturday was by no means the first to raise questions about how mentally ill people bought firearms. In some cases, state or federa ... 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 >>
Right-wing attack dog aint jokin around
When will Republican politicians learn that most musicians are Democrats? At the very least, they could make a couple calls before using particular artists’ songs in their campaigns. That would prevent musicians getting bitchy about their songs being used without their permission by politicians th ... More >>
The next President of the United States? I hope so... (photo by Jillian Sloan) Part rock concert. Part college pep rally. That's what it felt like as Senator Barack Obama wowed a near-capacity crowd at PHX's Veterans Memorial Coliseum Wednesday evening. The almost 14,000 in attendance had waited ov ... More >>
Controversial docudrama imagines a post-Bush scenario
Tea for none
Here's an idea, county supes: Audit the freakin' sheriff's office for the first time ever!
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Letters from the week of July 8, 2004
Sauce lacks sass
Arizona's pro-pot advocates cast first stone in latest national effort to legalize marijuana
Director Bruno Barreto and his wife, Amy Irving, jam their fingers down our throats in Bossa Nova
Week of March 30, 2000
William Bennett and the right make might at a Scottsdale resort
ASU museum showcases "another" Arizona
Governor Symington says his massive tax cuts have brought prosperity to Arizona. Actually, they are bringing on a fiscal train wreck that could damage the state for decades.
EVERYONE AGREES JOHN SAHHAR DOESN'T BELONG ON THE STREET, BUT NOBODY WANTS TO TAKE CARE OF HIM.
WITH PROPOSITION 300--THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY-RIGHTS MEASURE--ARIZONA ONCE AGAIN BECOMES A BATTLEGROUND FOR A NATIONAL RIGHT-WING CRUSADE
THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND INDUSTRY OVER PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS HAS TAKEN ON A RELIGIOUS FERVOR