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Time to reshape our country’s spending priorities

I was surprised to learn from the Friends Committee on National Legislation that 37 cents of every dollar we pay in federal income taxes goes to pay for current and past wars. At the same time, education, diplomacy, and help to the nearly 100 million people living in poverty in this country get only pennies on every dollar.

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Let’s stop funding reckless GOP officials

As a precinct committeewoman from Legislative District 28 in North Central Phoenix, I was once again dismayed and insulted by my own party’s actions. The party faithful toils so hard while party officials squander their labor on undisciplined, mean-spirited name-calling that serves no other purpose than to bolster big egos and small ideas.

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Myths of gun control always miss the target

Myths of gun control always miss the target

The recent slaughter at the grade school in Connecticut is an unimaginable tragedy that could never have been predicted. What can be predicted with pinpoint accuracy will be the national call to disarm honest, law-abiding citizens as a strategy to somehow prevent this from happening again.

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Article didn’t accurately describe university funding request

The nature of the universities’ funding requests was not accurately described in the Nov. 30 Arizona Capitol Times article “Universities, agencies seek major spending hikes.” While the article accurately reports the total of the system’s fiscal year 2014 request, it is misleading to suggest that the universities are requesting a 29 percent budget increase.

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