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Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2010’

  • The immigration enforcement backlog

    Nearly five months ago, I reported that the lasting impact of SB1070 – assuming it ever goes into effect the way its drafters intended – may be to increase the number of illegal immigrants who are given temporary work visas and permanent U.S. citizenship. A …

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  • ‘Fighting words’ or just bad behavior?

    Arizona’s latest First Amendment Supreme Court case is trying to determine whether a Deer Valley High School student’s foul-mouthed insults hurled at a teacher are “fighting words” and criminal. The Arizona Supreme Court, which took its gavels and robes on the road today, is hearing …

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  • Center for Arizona Policy jumps into California’s gay-marriage fray

    The most powerful evangelical Christian advocacy group in Arizona has signed a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to bolster California’s case against gay marriage. The Center for Arizona Policy announced that it got involved because the case jeopardizes bans on …

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  • Sign of the times

    Sheriff Paul Babeu calls it an offensive billboard. The creator calls it a piece of art meant to spur debate. Either way, the billboard-sized sign that sits on private land outside the U.S. Post Office in Oracle has ignited a firestorm for the Pinal County …

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  • Civil rights probes ramp up, but no indictments

    U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke recently said that the potential for an increase in excessive force cases naturally follows an increase in federal agents at the border. Maybe, maybe not when it comes to Arizona. The Obama administration’s Department of Justice has put a …

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  • It’s still the economy

    The figures paint a grim picture: Arizona’s jobless rate stands at 9.7 percent, revenues have come in below forecast, the state’s budget deficit could reach $700 million in the current fiscal year. And now the U.S. Census puts the number of Arizonans in households earning …

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  • May, Eckstein get chippy in court

Steve May has been unapologetic over his recruitment of four Mill Avenue “street people” to run as Green Party candidates, and his defiance was on full display when he took the witness stand.

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  • Kelly plays defense on Social Security

    After weeks of being hammered on his position on Social Security, Republican challenger Jesse Kelly countered the criticism in a television ad to be aired this week in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. In the ad, Kelly said U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the incumbent Democrat, is …

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  • Don’t mess with May; he wrote the law on segways

    The press corps didn’t know exactly what to think when they saw Steve May drive up to the federal courthouse Thursday on a segway.

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  • Not the Common Sense News Network

    Apparently, common sense isn’t required to be CNN’s senior political editor, as Mark Preston, the man who holds that title, fell hook, line and sinker for Joe Arpaio’s hype machine Sept. 8, when he unquestioningly reported on the network’s website that the sheriff “is not …

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