Arizona’s children are going back to school, and our elected officials face enormous decisions on how to weigh containing a deadly pandemic against the needs of families. We are losing lives and livelihoods every day, and yet somehow our Legislature cannot be bothered to focus on Covid relief when school-mandated prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance make such an ideal wedge in the culture wars.Read More »
The way Rep. John Fillmore sees it, young children need to hear and say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning at school.Read More »
House Democrats failed Tuesday in their bid to keep the name of the Almighty out of the classrooms -- at least the English version.Read More »
An atheist lawmaker's decision to give the daily prayer at the Arizona House of Representatives triggered a do-over from a Christian lawmaker who said the previous day's prayer didn't pass muster.Read More »
Two Republican lawmakers are taking slightly different tacks in their efforts to affirm Arizona students’ loyalty to their country.
One wants mandatory compliance. The other started out with the same idea, but has since had a change of heart.
Gabrielle Giffords has inspired the cheering delegates at the Democratic National Convention by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.Read More »
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention.Read More »
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led a crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, her words ringing out across a cold Tucson night in a rare public appearance Sunday evening at a candlelight vigil one year after surviving a deadly shooting.Read More »
A senior Republican senator and proponent of controversial immigration bills has received a death threat.Read More »
A school district has launched an inquiry into a substitute teacher who wrote a letter that criticized Hispanic students and was read aloud last week at the Arizona Legislature during a debate on an immigration bill.Read More »