Only three other states in the U.S. of A. have higher "levels of gun violence" than Arizona, according to one report.Although magazines like Guns & Ammo congratulate Arizona for being "the best" state for gun owners -- despite the fact that the magazine's former editor shot and killed a man in Arizo ... More >>
The eyebrow-raising part of the newly-released "Reporter's Guide to the Goldwater Institute," isn't that GI's executives make lavish six-figure salaries working for a non-profit 501c3, or that the Goldwater Institute is, according to the report, a tool of the Koch bothers and the American Legislativ ... More >>
The libertarian Cato Institute has not been taking it easy on Arizona -- it has consistently said the state's immigration laws are no good for the economy, and now it's giving Governor Jan Brewer a "D" in fiscal policy.The idea behind the grade is simple: "governors who have cut taxes and spending t ... More >>
After rounding up Mexican restaurant workers and patio-furniture repairmen, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has carried out its third "employer sanctions operation" in the last two weeks, by arresting some construction workers this morning.That marks Sheriff Arpaio's 67th "employer sanctions" o ... More >>
The Cato Institute -- a libertarian think-tank -- needed just seven words to sum up its report today on how Arizona's immigration laws are affecting business, and put those words right at the front of its analysis: "Arizona's immigration laws have hurt its economy."Not only that, but the Maricopa Co ... More >>
A legal battle over whether Phoenix police union leaders should be able to perform union-related duties while collecting their taxpayer-funded salaries has pitted two uber-conservative groups -- Goldwater Institute and Judicial Watch -- against each other.
At the crux of the debate is Goldwater's ... More >>
The Mexican Consulate in Phoenix is assisting young undocumented immigrants applying for work permits through the Obama administration's deferred action program. The new policy allows certain immigrants temporary relief from deportation if they qualify.
Mexican government officials can't tell U.S. ... More >>
Anti-union sentiments among Arizona's conservative politicos aren't letting up.
Four anti-union bills aimed at thwarting unions' existence in the public sector sailed out of the Senate's Government Reform committee on Wednesday.
Goldwater Institute lawyers have decided against suing the city of Glendale -- for now.Yesterday, a spokesman at the Goldwater Institute told us that the think tank was readying a lawsuit over the city of Glendale's deal with the NHL, which could give the hockey league up to $25 million to ... More >>
"Anti-Planner" Randal O'Toole of the Cato Institute will speak in Phoenix on Tuesday, May 4.
Tired of traffic?
Then lobby your government to add more toll roads, ditch long-range transportation scams, and buy more express buses instead of laying more railways.
That's the educated opinion of ... More >>
screenshot from americanprogress.orgJanet Napolitano, speaking at the Center for American ProgressIn a speech today before the Center for American Progress, the think-tank which essentially acts as the Obama administration's gray matter, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spo ... More >>
When U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement conducted an immigration sweep in northern Arizona in November, 2008, as a part of "Operation Return to Sender," they touted it as a program designed to target and deport dangerous criminals.
As it turns out, most of the people arrested didn ... More >>
It'd do the hate-filled nativist knuckledraggers good to read the latest Cato Institute report, Restriction or Legalization? Measuring the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform, but I can't be sure if these pseudo-patriot pinheads can read past a third grade education.
So, instead, I'm going ... More >>
Saying that bankruptcy court might be the only place to stop a deal that forces taxpayers into subsidizing the Phoenix Coyotes, the Goldwater Institute filed a motion this afternoon asking to the judge to allow them to intervene in the case.The motion is filed on behalf of eight Glendale taxpayer ... More >>
This is soon to be the scene on area highways.There are few things in life more wilting than a blast of 115-degree air, like the one we get when we open the car window in mid-July. Now, thanks to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Phoen ... More >>
Whether Sheriff Joe Arpaio is using his resources correctly when it comes to serving felony warrants will be among issues discussed at a legislative hearing on Monday.
The State Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear testimony starting at 1:30 p.m. on the sub ... More >>