According to most of the people running law-enforcement agencies along the U.S./Mexico border, so-called "spillover" violence from Mexico isn't really happening.Some grandstanding politicians would swear otherwise, but a Government Accountability Office report says officials from 31 of 37 state and ... More >>
A recipe for disaster:
U.S Customs and Border Patrol's lax policies over the use of lethal force.
Inadequately trained agents sent to patrol rough desert terrain blanketed with fear and tension that's fueled by potential danger.
A border-hawk sheriff putting weapons in the hands of unpaid civilia ... More >>
Arizona Republican Congressman David Schweikert's trying to phase out the dollar bill, and replace it with a dollar coin through his "COINS" Act.According to a poll commissioned by a pro-dollar bill advocacy group, Schweikert's own Republican constituents and base voters aren't too hip to the idea b ... More >>
New York Senator Charles Schumer has been trying to get Governor Jan Brewer to show up to his Senate subcommittee hearing on immigration in April, and gave the governor a few general questions that would be asked.The governor's spokesman has said on a few occasions that Brewer isn't planning on a ... More >>
Twelve-point loser, radio lip-flapper and second vice chair of the Arizona GOP Russell Pearce owes his entire political existence, such as it is, to illegal immigrants and the racist lies he spews about them on a regular basis.Former Arizona GOP executive director Sean McCaffrey has given the marble ... More >>
Congressman Ben QuayleArizona Congressman Ben Quayle introduced a bill this morning that would give U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents unrestricted access to federal lands in the southwestern borderlands region.The bill has been co-sponsored by Congressman Peter King, cha ... More >>
Maybe E.J. Montini should ask Maria del Carmen Garcia Martinez (left) if she feels the MCSO violated her civil rights?Why do I bother with a middlebrow muttonhead like the Republic's E.J. Montini? After all, this smug little scribbler is known for his milquetoasty opinions, his aversion to rocking t ... More >>
The Government Accountability Office's report on a program that gives local cops federal immigration powers tells Valley residents something they already knew:
Some local law enforcement departments are using their 287(g) powers to bust illegal immigrants suspected of minor infractions instead ... More >>
GOP boosters say Arizona's medical system for the poor should be a model for national health-care reform. But three federal investigations question whether Arizona's system is any less expensive than traditional Medicaid plans.