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Senate, Arizona State University, free speech
Sep 15, 2023

ASU probe finds controversial speaking engagement revealed ‘no evidence’ of censorship

Arizona State University’s internal investigation into a controversial speaking engagement revealed “no evidence” of censorship by ASU faculty or administrators and found allegations by former director of the since shuttered host, the T.W. Lewis Center, were not “supported by the facts.”  

Trump, Cooper, FBI, Mar-a-Lago, search, insurrection, Jan. 6, U.S. Capitol, GOP, Biden
Aug 29, 2022

Trump mobilizing mob after FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search, threatening democracy

Former President Donald Trump is actively organizing an alternative to legitimate government power—a large, violent mob mobilized to intimidate government officials and thwart their objectives.

Oct 10, 2019

JLBC: State has an abundance of cash

State government is likely to have lots of extra money to spend in future years – if the national economy doesn't collapse.

Aug 5, 2019

‘PropTech’ expands Arizona’s innovative frontier

PropTech keeps the momentum going. I thank Gov. Ducey for his leadership and the Legislature for the bipartisan support to keep Arizona’s frontier heritage alive for the high-tech pioneers of the future.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) speaks during a forum on immigration on, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Aug 9, 2013

Goldwater Institute blasts senator’s stand-your-ground letter

The Arizona-based Goldwater Institute responded harshly Friday to the Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's Aug. 6 letter inquiring into its position on stand-your-ground laws and connections to the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Jun 14, 2013

Nation getting new look at Brewer

The rest of the country is learning something about Gov. Jan Brewer that Arizonans have known for years — the SB1070-fueled perception of her as a finger-wagging Tea Party icon is only part of the story.

May 11, 2012

Governor, Legislature score big wins for business 2nd year in a row

If Yogi Berra were a political analyst, he might describe the May 3 passage of HB2815 as the second consecutive year that the Legislature passed a once-in-a-generation competitiveness package.

May 31, 2011

Pearce appoints man with violent history to Child Support Committee

Terry Decker’s knowledge and interest in child support issues is unquestionable. He easily cites family-law statutes and court rules as he enthusiastically talks about the most intricate details of the subject.

His history of violence is also unquestionable. In 2008 he pled guilty to aggravated assault and interference with or disruption of an educational facility for an incident in w[...]

May 23, 2011

Taxpayers pay for an expensive — and obvious — lesson

I got into journalism because I love politics. The job is fun, but it is also a business. Basically, I view the profession as reporters and editors selling what people want to hear or read, what people don’t want to hear or read, or, in many cases, what the media think people should hear or read.

Jan 13, 2011

Police find bag holding ammo in Ariz. shooting

A man walking his dog has found a black bag holding ammunition that authorities believe was discarded by a gunman accused of trying to assassinate an Arizona congresswoman.

Jan 12, 2011

Officers stopped suspect on day of Ariz. shooting

A wildlife officer pulled over the suspect in the assassination attempt against an Arizona congresswoman less than three hours before the deadly attack, authorities said Wednesday as they pieced together more details of a frenzied morning.

Dec 28, 2010

Homeowners, commercial property owners, need to know future tax obligations

Reducing taxes is attractive for those who pay and the GOP plan is good for business, bad for homeowners. Conceptually, it is very simple however: property tax revenue results from assessed valuations multiplied by tax rates.

The problem is the government spends money and then expects taxpayers to pay, similar to a spendthrift college student with a parent’s credit card.