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GOP foregoes truth in favor of political gain

Great. The party that turned us into the largest debtor nation in the world via 20 years of status-quo deficit spending and adamantly preached the deregulation that nearly led to our complete economic collapse has regained some political power and is going to help us achieve financial responsibility.

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Budget cuts to behavioral health devastate the most vulnerable

Too often, we forget that people with mental illnesses are all around us, trying their best to work hard and lead productive lives. That’s why it was a privilege last month to celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week, a perfect time for Arizonans to remember our friends and neighbors who are suffering from behavioral health issues.

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No. 1 issue for new Senate president should be job creation

On Election Night last week, as I was gathered with colleagues watching the returns come in, I was thinking about what would have people talking the next day. The GOP takeover of the U.S. House would be the big headline nationally, but here in Arizona, folks might be buzzing over the Republicans winning a supermajority in the state Legislature.

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Electorate’s message: No more stimulus packages

Simply put, the 2010 election results show that the American people (and Arizonans) know that government central planners cannot spend and stimulate our way out of recession and reject the notion that these same government workers are qualified to pick winners and losers in tax policy.

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Arizona’s homeland security strategy needs to be revamped

As Al Qaeda’s strategy evolves, our homeland security agencies have to adapt or it could spell catastrophe for the homeland. And evolve Al Qaeda has: Experts recently testified to Congress that, since the beginning of 2009, there has been a visible shift in Al Qaeda’s strategy inside the United States.

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Dever: I have a right to defend myself in court

When a person is sued, it’s a given that they should be able to hire legal representation. When you’re an elected sheriff and the ACLU sues you, that need is even more imperative. However, an Oct. 15 article by Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jeremy Duda might give readers the impression that I don’t have that right.

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