If this unfortunate legislative session has to be remembered in years to come, it will be recalled as a time that politicians put sideshows ahead of seriousness. Birther bills, birthright citizenship, and tea party license plates are great at getting partisan activists riled up.Read More »
Winning the 2010 election for governor was a great honor, but I knew the biggest challenges were still ahead.Read More »
Facebook. Sony Playstation. Epsilon. Amazon.com. The New York Yankees.
In recent weeks all of these big name companies and corporations fell victim to Internet security data breaches or viruses.
A “birther” bill here, a measure to allow guns on college campuses there. Arizona does produce more thoughtful and complex legislation, yet we still can’t shake the Donald Trump-levels of attention every time we do something that everybody else thinks is stupid.
But now the business community is launching an effort many believe will change all of that.
Having worked around the state Capitol for many years before being elected in November, I witnessed the prosperous years when legislators fought over take-home projects for their districts. And I also saw the lean years when legislators shook every penny out of the state’s piggy bank and used debt financing and fancy accounting gimmicks just to get by.
This year was very different.
Among the many government entities that are created by ObamaCare, one is especially troubling because it is comprised of a group of unelected government bureaucrats who will make critical changes in how the nation’s seniors receive health care.Read More »
Even the most traumatic events fade with time. As the months pass since Jan. 8, our attention is increasingly captured by the remarkable recuperation of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the approaching trial of accused shooter Jared Loughner. It’s natural to want to let go of disturbing memories, both of the violence itself and of the troublesome questions that it raised.Read More »
Equal Pay Day symbolizes the point in the next year to which a woman must work, on average, to achieve pay equity with men. Put in more concrete terms, to achieve pay equity, women had to work all of 2010 plus almost four extra months, from January to April 12, 2011, to match men’s earnings during the 12 months of 2010.Read More »
March 27 marked the one-year anniversary of Rob Krentz’s murder. The sadness of that date remains with us all, but perhaps we can say to Sue and her family, and even to Rob himself, that we haven’t just accepted his death. We have worked very hard, together, to try to prevent another one.Read More »
In recent weeks, we’ve seen a criminal executed and another execution is scheduled pending a last-minute review. Every time Arizona doles out the most severe punishment humans have the capacity to inflict on one another, I find myself asking: When criminals are killed for their crimes, what are we hoping will result, and what actually results?Read More »