You gotta love one thing about Republicans: With them, there's always blood in the water. With erstwhile Go Daddy exec Christine Jones hard on his heels in the GOP primary for governor, and an awesome anti-Ducey ad by a pro-Jones I.E. in circulation, Ducey has fired back beginning today with a new ... More >>
Christine Jones puts the goober into gubernatorial. Indeed, the former GoDaddy pimp-ess and GOP candidate for governor's rhetoric on the issue of "border security" is proving increasingly delusional. Jones has zero experience in politics, and it shows. Anyone proud to have the endorsement of Sheri ... More >>
I spotted Jay Heiler from across a crowded Pei Wei on a hot summer night in 2013. It had been years since I'd seen him last, but Heiler hadn't changed a bit, a head or two taller than the other patrons, a boyish wave in his carefully combed blond hair. I didn't catch his eye, but I knew he'd come o ... More >>
If you made a list of places you'd like to not have a leak, the largest nuclear power plant in the United States is probably at the top of the list.Well, that plant, the Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station west of Phoenix, kind of has a leak.
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 >>
James King 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 >>
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 the proverbial boat, and his kowtowing to authority. No doubt he's well-paid for his snooty simpering, the kind that do ... 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 >>
By Ray Stern Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is too high. Too high, that is, when it comes to the hysterical statistic quoted in his new public service announcement about drop houses. Like much of the government propaganda about drugs, Thomas' PSA uses a questionable stat to grab our atten ... More >>
The Arizona chapter of the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement this afternoon calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to look into accusations of racial profiling by the MCSO as part of Sheriff Joe's anti-immigrant dragnets. The press release reads: ADL CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATI ... More >>
In a blistering editorial published today, The New York Times blasts Sheriff Joe's misuse of his 287g agreement with ICE, and demands Congress hold hearings on the agreements, which are currently under investigation by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the watchdog arm of Congress. (That ti ... More >>
Ready and waiting for Russell Pearce to mount... Surprise, surprise. Lacking the political cover of a successful U.S. Senate immigration reform package, AZ's spineless chief executive yesterday signed into law a seriously flawed Russell Pearce piece of legislation, the sole intent of which is to d ... More >>
From jeer to depravity
Congressman Renzi's big land-swap fibs are finally catching up to him
The political parrot previews a copy of Dennis DeConcini's new book, in which John McCain's portrayed as a backstabbin' scalawag
Thousands of Katrina evacuees landed in Phoenix. How long should they get assistance?
Are 18 birds in the nest worth 21 billion gallons of water down the drain?
An elder-care advocate was eliminated instead of viper Connie Thompson
Arizona has the power to make nursing homes provide good care. Too bad it doesn't use it
Letters from the week of October 28, 2004
- and just in time for Labor Day weekend
Here are the chilling and embarrassing details from Connie Thompson's life that she didn't want state officials to know
The government was supposed to take care of mentally disabled Marine combat veteran Brian Callan. It didn't.
People are sick and animals are dying near TRW's air-bag plant in Mesa.
With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes on the unwinnable war
A gruesome death has cost Arizona's multimillion-dollar teen rehabilitation industry a bundle. But it's not because the state is determined to stop the abuse.
State Department of Administration gives own accountants $5,500 raises, stiffs other bean counters
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.
State's AHCCCS program under investigation by trio of federal agencies
RESIDENTS NEAR THE MOTOROLA SUPERFUND SITES CONDUCT UNSOPHISTICATED HEALTH STUDIES BECAUSE THEY DONT TRUST THE GOVERNMENT. NEITHER DO THE GOVERNMENT'S OWN SCIENTISTS.
TOUGH TIMES? NO MONEY FOR HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION? YOU'D BETTER SIT DOWN BEFORE YOU READ THIS.