The fun begins around 6:55 inWhat in tarnation is wrong with Ken Bennett? Before he drank the birther Kool-Aid, then publicly spat it up, Arizona's Secretary of State was regarded as a moderate Republican with a lick of common sense.But a month after the flap over Bennett's asking the ... More >>
Chuck Norris -- the actor who rose to fame after getting his ass kicked by Bruce Lee in Way of the Dragon -- just loves Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.So much, in fact, that Norris recently penned a column praising the sheriff and condemning the typical members of the far-right-wing conspiracy-t ... More >>
Former Arizona Democratic Party Chair Don Bivens will not go gently into that good night, like he should.Rather, Bivens seems hell-bent on an ugly contest in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate this year. Already, he's going negative on former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, the guy Pr ... More >>
The Arizona Senate is currently considering a bill -- which has already been passed by the House -- that would keep all of the existing prescription drug coverage you're getting through your employer or health insurance company... if you're a dude.If you're a woman, and Jesus or a similar figure ... More >>
It's been more than a year since Senator John McCain mopped the floor with former congressman/phoney conservative/free government-money huckster J.D. Hayworth in Arizona's GOP Senate primary, and the former congressman's finally gotten around to getting himself a full-time job.A right-wing San Fr ... More >>
With "friends" like these...In what looks like a less-than-smooth move by Democrats attempting to help Republican Jerry Lewis' challenge of state Senate President Russell Pearce in the Legislative District 18 recall, a group incorporated as "Citizens United for Progress" has sent out pro-Lewis, anti ... More >>
Sheriff Joe: Promises he has friends.Like a 15-year-old girl, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio reached unprecedented levels of media sluttiness today when he not only felt compelled to announce how many cyber friends he has, but went so far as to lie about it, too. The Maricopa County Sheriff' ... More >>
The boycott of Tucson's right-wing shock jock Jon Justice of 104.1 FM is on like Donkey-Kong.Seems he ticked off talented and tireless Three Sonorans blogger David Abie Morales, who is leading a boycott effort against Justice online. According to Morales, he's gotten one advertiser to bolt from Just ... More >>
Congressman Harry Mitchell may want to think twice before giving the Obama healthcare bill the thumbs up because a new poll suggests that, if he does, voters in his district will give him the heave-ho come November. Harry shouldn't start packin' his bags just yet -- the poll was funded by th ... More >>
J.D. Hayworth playin' some hard ball last nightHow far right is J.D. Hayworth? If you ask him, about one click left of "birther."The former Arizona congressman turned Rush Limbaugh clone appeared on Hardball with Chris Mathews last night, and when Mathews asked him if he was as far right as ... More >>
Janet NapolitanoArizona Senator John McCain and former Arizona Governor and Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano are ranked as some of the most influential Americans -- within their respective parties -- in the entire country, according to a report in the British newspaper Telegraph.Telegraph ... More >>
Obama appointee Amanda SimpsonIn an administration filled with firsts, President Obama's latest addition to his posse might be enough to have an uber-conservative radio host like Rush Limbaugh have an actual heart attack.The president announced today that Amanda Simpson -- former deputy dir ... More >>
Alleged Peoria Pill Bandit Steven Hochuli, seen here robbing a CVS in Peoria on November 29They got him! The man police believe is the infamous Peoria Pill Bandit is behind bars today, just days after cops increased the reward money for information leading to his arrest from $2,0 ... More >>
As blogged previously, when Lou Dobbs had ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis and the Rev. Al Sharpton on his show recently to talk about Dobbs' pal Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Arpaio's racial profilin' ways, the pair tag-teamed CNN's alter kocker nativist, leaving him punch-drunk in his corner. Dobbs and Lewis in pa ... More >>
Right-wing extremist Roy Warden is claiming credit for forcing Ruth McGregor (at left), Arizona's Chief Justice, into retirement early -- but don't believe him.Warden, known for his violent-sounding rhetoric and penchant for burning Mexican flags, left comments with the claim on several online artic ... More >>
When I heard about radio great Paul Harvey's death at his Phoenix home at age 90, it got me thinking about a memorable interview I had with him about 30 years ago. At the time, I'd already been listening to Harvey's "News and Comment" segment for many year ... More >>
Is Barack really "the magic negro"? Considering the state of the economy, let's hope so. The liberal political correctness posse over at the Huffington Post is doing backflips of fake outrage over RNC Chairman hopeful Chip Saltsman's sending out a humor CD to Republican committee members -- one that ... More >>
What did Blago get from Obama? Not even a cigar after the show...It's a tad late here at New Times' offices, but I want you to read the following excerpts from the federal criminal complaint filed against Illinois Governor and Serbian-American wild-man Rod Blagojevich. This, of course, regards Blago ... More >>
What's fair for John Edwards should also be fair for Sarah Palin... Glenn Beck just can't leave poor ol' John Edwards alone. Seems like every time I tune into the wing-nut lip-flapper, he's pummeling the Edwards stallion like the story of the pol's infidelity broke yesterday, bewailing how the MSM ... More >>
The cleated tweeter tackles O.J. Simpson, The PHX's hip-hop Klan war, and Police Chief Harris' second helpings of salary pie
Kid (right) with Ruben (left) and LL Cool J (center). ***UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM POWER VP NAT GALVIN BELOW*** Hip-hop radio employees slipping on KKK hoods to pay a visit to their rivals? As incredible as it sounds, that's the tale told by a lawsuit filed August 21 by 101.5 Jamz DJ Krazy Kid Ste ... More >>
Controversial docudrama imagines a post-Bush scenario
Letters from the week of October 21, 004
ASU's Art Museum is planning a show to coincide with this fall's presidential debate. The art would make Michael Moore blush.
Our denizens of the dark get singed by the hot chicas and fly papis at Club Bash's Noche de Salsa
Our night owls hit the street for some action
A Perfect Candidate parties hardy
Politician who favors mountain-lion hunting gets Internet death threats; but did FBI arrest the wrong Web browser?
Nationally renowned ASU scientist Robert Balling thinks environmentalists have exaggerated the threat of global warming. He knows politicians and the press have distorted the climate debate.
ZIGGY MARLEY AND THE MELODY MAKERS, PARLIAMENT, JEFFERSON STARSHIP
TED NUGENT'S RECIPE FOR SURVIVAL: PARENTS, KIDS, WEAPONS AND BARBECUE SAUCE
IN THE MID-'80S, ASU WAS THE LAUNCHING PAD FOR THEIR CONSERVATIVE VITRIOL. NOW THEY'VE GRADUATED TO THE REAL WORLD.
THE WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT JUST LOVES TO RECALL BOARD MEMBERS. THIS TIME THE FIGHTING VERGES ON THE CHILDISH.