Back in the dark ages, Republicans used to be all about the economy, stupid. A chicken in every pot, a home-entertainment center in every living room. Take, for instance, our last great Republican president -- William Jefferson Clinton. He demonstrated that a Democrat (in name) could be pro-busine ... More >>
See also: Swans' Michael Gira Returns With The Seer See also: Xiu Xiu: Dear God, I Hate Myself See also: Xiu Xiu and the Top Anthems of Self-LoathingThe cover Xiu Xiu's ninth studio album, Always, is a tight close-up shot of the band's name and the album title tattooed on someone's bare flesh. For t ... More >>
See also: Ted Nugent's Still a "Special Deputy" to Sheriff Joe Arpaio (2012) See also: Ted Nugent Talks Guns, Meth, and Hippies Before NRA Convention in Phoenix (2009) Ted Nugent doesn't need much of an introduction. To put it lightly, he's intimidating. It has nothing to do with him being so outsp ... 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 >>
Wikimedia CommonsState Senator Sylvia Allen has an opinion.Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva released a statement about State Senator Sylvia Allen's bill to create a volunteer militia to guard the border, and as you can imagine, he's not too hip to the idea."This legislation is not just silly ... More >>
A Democrat, Phoenix mayor wanna-be and Republican walk into a campaign fundraiser ...facebook.comCouncilman Tom Simplot (left), Phoenix lobbyist Wes Gullett and Arizona Senator John McCain.Now there a trio of politicos you wouldn't expect to see hanging out together. But political campaigns make ... More >>
End the War CoalitionNow if this could actually happen...A couple of weeks back, I blogged on the obscenity of Arizona's business elite feting "Bush's brain" and "war criminal" Karl Rove on November 9 at the Sheraton as part of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce's "Phoenix Forum" speaker seri ... More >>
Pulitzer Prize winner Ryan GabrielsonRyan Gabrielson, the former reporter for the East Valley Tribune who, along with Paul Giblin, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for exposing how immigration enforcement by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office undermined criminal investigations and emergency respo ... More >>
www.pulitzer.org Giblin (center) accepts the Pulitzer Prize with co-winner Ryan GabrielsonFormer East Valley Tribune scribe and co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Paul Giblin, is heading to Afghanistan.The Arizona Guardian announced this morning that Giblin will be working in Afghanistan for ... More >>
Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do First and foremost, don't be fooled by the fact that DJs Diplo and Switch are the brains behind Major Lazer. Also, don't get caught up in the fact that Santigold is on the lead single, "Hold The Line." Major Lazer's Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do is 100% a ... More >>
Footage shot by civil rights activist Salvador Reza of "the cone incident." Despite everything, I try to keep an open mind when it comes to Joe Arpaio's boys in beige. As I've mentioned previously in this blog, I've met numerous ex-sheriff's deputies who seem like decent human beings, emphasis on t ... More >>
A former sailor and Phoenix UPS driver was sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison today for passing secrets to a Pakistan man who ran an Al-Qaeda recruitment Web site.Paul R. Hall, who has apparently changed his name to Hassan Abu-Jihaad, was arrested in Phoenix in 2007 and charged with terrorism ... More >>
All aboard the '80s way-back machine
A conversation with director James Longley
Film showcase avoids the 'hood
Kerry's a wuss. Dubya's a doof. How can anybody vote for either of these clowns?
All of a sudden, the City of Phoenix wants a chronic polluter to stick around. What gives?
The past is catching up with the Vietnamese son of a black American soldier
A wealthy jerk and uninspired name calling
James Bilagody and the Cremains prove Native American music and metal can co-exist on Sacred Stage
Governor Napolitano should be mad at herself for this lame political ploy
Yavapai children used to call themselves "dumb Indians." Now they know better.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
The 'patriotic' squelching of Bill Maher is a scary sign of an emerging groupthink
Mandatory participation in military's anthrax vaccine program pushes plunger on medical controversy
Natives finally glean a few reparations for a legacy of genocide
November 5-11, 1998