The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is sponsoring a training session for its prosecutors on Muslim extremism, taught by individuals described as having an anti-Muslim agenda by various civil rights organizations. The all-day event, scheduled for September 19 at a hotel in Tempe, is titled "Unders ... More >>
James King Michele Bachmann with state Senate President Russell Pearce and Congressman Trent Franks. Yikes.Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was in Phoenix this morning, where she met with local politicos at the State Capitol to talk about illegal immigration and, to quote Senator J ... More >>
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon wasn't always a travelin' man. Believe it or not, the man who is now jetting off to places like China, Qatar, Dubai, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia, was once known for his aversion to hopping on a plane and leaving Phoenix. While he touts his travels as a means to s ... More >>
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has established a new policy: He will no longer speak personally with New Times or the Arizona Republic. He will only accept questions from the publications if reporters submit them in writing.How very Joe Arpaio-esque.What's next? Will the mayor start banning ... More >>
At first glance, the Arizona Republic's business-section article today on windmills in La Venta, Mexico, looks like more happy news about "clean" energy. It's headlined, "Living off the wind," and shows a bucolic scene of cows grazing near towering windmills. A graphic about the ultra-windy Isthmus ... More >>
Mayor Phil Gordon knows what it's like to be a big fish in a small oasis during a junket to Saudi Arabia this week with nine other U.S. mayors: Phoenix is by far the largest city represented. Middle Eastern media reports the mayors were received today by the Acting Governor of Riyadh, Prince S ... More >>
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and nine other mayors will travel to Saudi Arabia this month on a junket paid for by the Saudi government, Arizona Republic reporter Scott Wong reports this morning. When we looked at the list of mayors Wong published, though, something struck as odd: They were all men. Bu ... More >>
We just received word from the Saudi Arabian embassy following our inquiries about the all-male mayors junket of U.S. Mayors in which Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon taking part.Interestingly, we hadn't e-mailed the embassy (though perhaps, in hindsight, we should have). Rather, our e-mail to the U.S ... More >>
Nathan Gray, a veteran lawman with experience in counter-terrorism and big-time drug smuggling, has been selected to head up the FBI's Phoenix office. The FBI didn't put out a picture of Gray, but posted a bio of him today on its Web site. Gray previously worked here in 2002 as an assistant spec ... More >>
It's not every day you get to chat with a former President of the United States. And since President Jimmy Carter will be in town on Friday, signing copies of his book We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work at Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe, I welcomed the opportunity to s ... More >>
Fighting the enemy over there
http://www.ktar.com/ A face only Herman Munster's wife Lily could love. Darrell Ankarlo's KTAR 92.3 FM morning show is talk radio for people who think Dane Cook's a friggin' comic genius. His shtick is to appeal to the lowest common denominator while seeming reasonable and in possession of ... More >>
The political parrot previews a copy of Dennis DeConcini's new book, in which John McCain's portrayed as a backstabbin' scalawag
The foul fowl crows over Scottsdale's vote-down of the anti-lap-dance prop, a major slap-down of Mayor Mary Manross
Colonel Kreme and Staff Sergeant Jett dive-bomb Mardi Gras for the Mother of All Sadisco Battles
A soldier can be his own worst enemy
Here's an idea, county supes: Audit the freakin' sheriff's office for the first time ever!
Ugly urban sprawl's the problem, not drought. Metro Phoenix has water to support 10 million souls
To Yaser with love.
Kerry's a wuss. Dubya's a doof. How can anybody vote for either of these clowns?
Letters from the week of April 22, 2004
Arizona's letting the Big Three utilities steal countless millions from us by standing in the way of solar energy
When these soldiers became writers, the pen becomes very mighty indeed
The government was supposed to take care of mentally disabled Marine combat veteran Brian Callan. It didn't.
The Big Ka-Boom, Part One (Alternative Tentacles)
Jerry Brady predicts that al-Qaida will be coming to a power line near you
No blue-plait special for this horse braider
From the week of March 8, 2001
Steven Yazzie creates a media circus
Amnesty International's Dr. Daniel Georges-Abeyie coolly argues the case against capital punishment in our hang-'em-high state