If you need an example of wigged-out, dysfunctional democracy verging on outright insanity, look no further than state Senator Sylvia Allen's Border Security, Federalism and States' Sovereignty Committee.Here, Chairwoman Allen and a cadre of right-wing loons hold sway. Rational questions and reasone ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer recently pissed off her far-right-wing-nut base by vetoing three bills it desperately wanted, and today she's trying to make amends by bringing up the issue that got her elected: SB 1070.The bills Brewer vetoed include the ridiculous "Birther Bill," which could have required p ... More >>
Brewer and Obama, palling it up: If this doesn't gall Latinos and liberals, what will?It was all way too polite, and obviously calculated by the White House in an attempt to protect President's right flank.I mean Governor Jan Brewer's meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House today. Thi ... More >>
President Obama's remarks after the White House immigration summit today While it was gratifying to see President Barack Obama's much-delayed summit on immigration take place today, and for the President to declare after the meeting that, "My administration is fully behind an effort to achieve comp ... More >>
Barack Obama has named Arizona's governor Janet Napolitano as the nation's Homeland Security secretary. This is Janet's biggest spotlight ever, and the country is being hit with a flurry of news stories about her. Obama made it official this morning during a news conference in Chicago. A ... More >>
Pat Curley slices through the loony conspiracy theories at his influential "Screw Loose Change" Web site
The taloned one takes on the 9/11 liars' confab in Chandler and rips the white sheet off right-wing radio hatemonger "Dumbass Darrell" Ankarlo
Few argue that Janet Napolitano has been a good governor. The question is, why isn't she great?
Ever heard of a West Point graduate seeking a conscientious objector discharge? Meet Major Ann Marie Tate
The feathered fiend unloads on Mothers Against Illegal Aliens, Arizona Senate Prez Ken Bennett's brat and Suns play-by-play man Tom Leander's nicknaming fetish
Too bad it stands a snowball's chance in the Sonoran Desert of passing, because a bill banning armed Minutemen makes sense
George Johnson is quickly becoming the most notorious developer in Arizona
Arizona faces a "Waco-level" threat from Mormon fundamentalists.
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
It was a diabolical scheme. Problem is, most of it was hatched by the Sheriff's Office.
For gangbangers and delinquents, Project Challenge boot camp is a last chance to avoid prison
After a year on the job, U.S. Attorney Jose de Jesus Rivera looks to be in the right place at the right time
After years of neglect, a Maryvale neighborhood and the Phoenix police evict the West Side City Crips
State Representative Steve May is a walking, talking contradiction
MC5 founder Wayne Kramer constantly competes with his revolutionary past and can still kick out the jams
he Combat Railfans celebrate the new year on the fright side of the tracks
The "Phoenix Lights" made Frances Emma Barwood the darling of the global space-alien lobby. And it'stransformed computer geek Jim Dilettoso into a star in the UFO firmament.
An acclaimed Tucson drug-treatment program went suddenly, mysteriouly bankrupt. Administrators blame the board of directors. But others are questioning the administrators and their history at the notorious drug-treatment empire known as Synanon.
As the White House flips and flops, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt takes his environmental losses and victories in stride. Is his stoicism a necessary virtue or a political vice?
GITEM, the state's $12 million antigang task force, storms Casa Grande and shoots a smalltime scofflaw in the back
Maricopa County Attorney Richard Romley went very, veryeasy on Governor Fife Symington and his cronies inthe Project SLIM bid-rigging case. After first assistant attorney general Rob Carey showed that the county attorney's investigation had been a sham, R
FARMERS IN THE GILA RIVER BASIN HAVE ALREADY SUCKED DOWN $500 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT PORK. NOW THEY WANT ANOTHER $20 MILLION FOR A SENSELESS FLOOD-CONTROL PROJECT.
AUSTIN OUTLAW WALKER HITS THE ROAD. AGAIN.
IF SLICK WILLY WON'T MAKE THE CASE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE, WHO WILL? A NEW TIMES EXCLUSIVE.