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Coyotes are leaving because, ultimately, we're unworthy

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has always struck me as an ill-tempered S.O.B. whose face was pre-cast in a permanent scowl.  But, my Lord, was that...

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Arizona will see more abortions if GOP sticks with ban

Arizona Republicans need to get this straight. If they continue to insist on political purity and ignore political reality, they will pave the way for...

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Bank caters to LBGTQ+ customers. Is that what they want?

This feels like a cultural moment in Arizona.  U.S. Bank has opened its first branch in Arizona that caters specifically to people in the LGBTQ ...

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Republicans must face it: They are a pro-choice party

“Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.”  — American writer George Saunders Two years ago, Republicans across America rejoiced...

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Abortion law could finally force the GOP to fix itself

Donald Trump’s Republican Party likes to throw punches and never apologize.  Even after three continuous cycles of defeat tied directly to...

13.04.2024 3

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Who is this imposter running in Ruben Gallego's body?

Somehow, somewhere, I triggered an algorithm that now assaults me with ads for Ruben Gallego for United States Senate. I can’t boot up without...

11.04.2024 3

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Justices who upheld abortion law are profiles in courage

I admire the guts of the Arizona Supreme Court majority that on Tuesday did its job and followed the law, even when those justices knew it would spur...

11.04.2024 6

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A pill is ending the abortion debate as we know it

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I'm sticking by it: Richer was wrong to sue Kari Lake

As tweet storms go, it wasn’t much.  Just a wisp from some familiar cranks who wanted to gloat after Kari Lake tipped over her chess piece and...

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Years later, the pandemic is still kicking our butts

It has been four years since the White House declared the coronavirus a national emergency. Not until May 2023 had it wound down enough that federal...

27.03.2024 6

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RFK Jr. just perfectly framed the 2024 election

I stumbled across Robert Kennedy Jr.’s “Exemplary Nation” video and for 9 minutes listened spellbound to that delicate voice with its hairline...

26.03.2024 20

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A name-drop on 'The View' offers GOP a better future

If you are a Republican, Christine Blasey Ford is a name that lives in infamy. She is the witness who then-Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein held in...

22.03.2024 3

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6 reasons to question '(blank) the police' art at ASU

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20.03.2024 2

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Media distorts Trump's quote and blatantly doesn't care

The American media, the people who breathlessly warned about misinformation and disinformation during the pandemic, are not to be taken seriously on...

19.03.2024 3

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Giffords’ gun control group places blame on attacked deputy

As someone who knew Gabrielle Giffords before the Tucson shooting, I am a great admirer of hers. She was one of the bright young lights in American...

15.03.2024 4

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Kyrsten Sinema showed liberals who they were. They didn’t like that.

When the music finally stopped and Kyrsten Sinema laid down her baton, the Democratic base was furious. Sinema announced last week that she would...

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Arizona's top Democrats skipped VP Harris visit. They've no good answer

With no less than American democracy hanging in the balance, Kamala Harris came to Phoenix on Friday to talk about the fundamental right of...

12.03.2024 10

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Kyrsten Sinema held up a mirror to Democrats and showed them who they are

When the music finally stopped and Kyrsten Sinema laid down her baton, the Democratic base was furious. Sinema announced last week she would leave the...

12.03.2024 10

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Sen. Sinema will be back. You can almost bet on it

In the political universe that is Washington, D.C., Kyrsten Sinema was a supernova — a solar splash of vibrant color and enormous energy.   She...

06.03.2024 7

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AG Mayes blames GOP for Dems' school voucher failure

On Thursday, the #LawyerForThePeople called a press conference to announce that a grand jury had indicted five suspects in a scheme to defraud...

05.03.2024 3

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Gov. Hobbs faces an even tougher choice at UA now

As shakeups go, this wasn’t much of one. The three-member band that was directing financial crisis management at the University of Arizona shuffled...

02.03.2024 10

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After that rebuke, Gov. Hobbs must choose new UA leaders

The financial scandal that has wreaked devastation on the University of Arizona with spiraling budget deficits, looming mass layoffs, large program...

27.02.2024 3

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Valley police may have just prevented a terrible crime

Wednesday’s news conference of Valley law enforcement agencies will be remembered for Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell’s swipe at...

23.02.2024 6

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DBacks owner shakes down fans for cash at his own risk

It’s time to play “You Be The Billionaire Sports Mogul.” Now here’s your situation. You’ve just won the National League pennant and made it...

21.02.2024 2

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With friends like Turning Point USA, the GOP needs no enemies

20.02.2024 4

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Democrats will lose if they try to run on border issues

It isn’t often that mainstream media plays the handmaiden of Donald Trump. But on Tuesday there they were, putting on their red caps and leading the...

16.02.2024 2

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Magic mushrooms are the latest snake oil for lawmakers

“Everybody must get stoned.” — Bob Dylan One of my favorite developments from the dawn of “medical” marijuana and those years of lying...

15.02.2024 4

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Reputation, not the weather, ruined the Phoenix Open

In Augusta the azaleas are weeping. The once dignified sport of professional golf on Saturday and Sunday turned into a weekend of drunken debauchery...

13.02.2024 2

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Arizona should start thinking more like San Francisco

12.02.2024 6

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Sinema has only herself to blame for failed border deal

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09.02.2024 10

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How Luke Combs and Tracy Chapman bridged our civil war

“I had a feelin' I could be someone, be someone, be someone” — Lyric from “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman Who knows why those songs of...

07.02.2024 4

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Sinema must fight Trump to pass her border bill

05.02.2024 6

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Teen speaks on 'Gilbert Goons,' shows us true courage

A mother and son rose in our state on Thursday to speak against violence and provide a clarifying moment of truth. Through their words and actions...

05.02.2024 3

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Wake up! An Arizona kid is about to prove NFL haters wrong

Let the record show that the same year an Arizona kid led his team to the Super Bowl, The Arizona Republic had to publish two stories explaining who...

01.02.2024 2

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Bless Sinema for trying, but border is Biden's problem

God bless U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, for trying to pull off bipartisan immigration reform in an election year. As I’ve written before, there’s a...

01.02.2024 4

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What if Trump's team tried to pay Kari Lake to get lost?

Is there anyone as cloying as Kari Lake in devotion to Donald Trump? She doesn’t speak a word without bowing to Trump, saying his name and fetching...

30.01.2024 2

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Nikki Haley can beat Trump, if she visits Arizona now

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT IS FICTIONAL, BUT IT NEED NOT BE. In a well-lit tunnel in a meeting hall in North Charleston, S.C., Betsy Ankney is...

27.01.2024 3

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5 big takeaways from Kari Lake's secret tape saga

Republicans have a long association with secret audio tapes. Remember Richard Nixon and Rose Mary Woods? Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake...

26.01.2024 2

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Trump lit a match in Arizona. Now, he must put it out

When you first came to Phoenix with presidential aspirations, the year was 2015. Most Americans then believed you would be the comic diversion before...

25.01.2024 7

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Nikki Haley makes Trump crazy. She can't quit now

I’m so glad you’re sticking with this race, Nikki Haley. You finished second in the New Hampshire primary and now everyone says it’s over.  But...

24.01.2024 3

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Cindy McCain wants Gaza cease-fire. Her daughter, Meghan, claps back.

A day after Cindy McCain went on CNN to urge a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war, her daughter, Meghan, clapped back on social media. “No...

20.01.2024 9

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Trump won Iowa, but it's not the 'landslide' everyone thinks

The Democrats’ and mainstream media’s choice for Republican nominee cleaned up in the Iowa caucuses on Monday night. Donald Trump won, running...

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A landslide win in Iowa spells trouble for Trump, Lake

The Democrats’ and mainstream media’s choice for Republican nominee cleaned up in the Iowa caucuses on Monday night. Donald Trump won running away...

17.01.2024 20

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Meghan McCain claps back against her mom on social media

12.01.2024 3

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DeSantis won the debate, but Haley could beat Trump

Donald Trump did not win the Republican debate on Wednesday night, though it was popular for pundits to say. Donald Trump doesn’t debate on...

12.01.2024 2

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Why Gov. Hobbs hit Biden hard on immigration

After eight years of Doug Ducey, the State of the State address had become the same recipe — one part accomplishment, one part aspiration and...

09.01.2024 5

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How far will anti-Israel protesters go at the Capitol?

War in the Middle East made an appearance at the Jan. 8 opening of the Arizona Legislature. House Republicans introduced a resolution supporting...

09.01.2024 3

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Sinema could deliver border reform in an election year

We all expect 2024 to be a wild ride. Here’s a plot twist we didn’t anticipate. The Democratic Party that widely despises U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema...

05.01.2024 7

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Why do Latinos like Trump? The answer might surprise you.

The story of Latino America is one of rapid growth in population, wealth and political influence. In 2010, the Latino population was at 50.5 million,...

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Why do Latinos like Trump? The answer might surprise you

The story of Latino America is one of rapid growth in population, wealth and political influence. In 2010, the Latino population was at 50.5 million,...

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