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Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.
Congressional Republicans are like a pathetic victim of bullying. When faced with a challenge, they draw up into a ball and beg not to be kicked.
For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
The theory of backlash from politicians ramming crap down citizens’ throat doesn’t seem to apply in Arizona. The Republicans have rammed all kinds of partisan and ideological crap down our throats and still plan to keep doing it.
Is America’s center rising again? It certainly seems that way.
“Gilbert may reject U.S. funding.”
I know who’s ultimately at fault for the government shutdown. It isn’t the Democrats. It isn’t the Republicans.
So let me get this straight…
Does “GOP” now stand for the “Grand Old Peace” party? You’d think so if you listen to many Republican conservative talkers, pundits, and nervous politicians holding their fingers up to the wind, then holding up a certain finger to the White House.
PHOENIX — Outvoted by their colleagues, 36 Republican legislators are now asking a judge to invalidate the Medicaid expansion plan that they were unable to block politically.
NEW YORK — There's extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham and pork chops.
Janet Napolitano has finally used her political connections to land a job for which she's qualified.
I saw the title “Right wing is destroying the economy” and I did not even need to look at the author. I knew it was my good left-wing friend Rod Livdahl. Mr. Livdahl and other Liberals, please consider the following: You cite the austerity programs in Europe as ruining their economy, ignoring the fact that liberal spending policies in these quasi-socialistic countries drove the debt up so high that they were forced to curtail spending. As Maggie Thatcher once said, “eventually Socialists run out of other peoples’ money.”
Arizonans may get another chance to decide of whether gays should be able to wed.
WASHINGTON — The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base?
“Why does it seem you only publish the partisan hateful comments? Are there no sane people out there who just want an honest government that will not lie to them or spy on them and not have to worry about the IRS harassing them just because they want to be left alone to live their lives in peace? Why must everything be about politics?”
As “Opponents of Brewer’s Medicaid plan speak out” it rapidly becomes obvious that they are obsessed with forcing their personal, misguided value systems on we citizens.
According to the Government Accountability Office, the federal government operates 50 different programs for the homeless. There are 23 programs in housing, 26 for food and nutrition, 130 for at-risk youth. They also operate an astounding 342 programs for economic development, which government is notoriously bad at anyway.
A divided appeals court Friday upheld a Gilbert sign ordinance, saying it did not infringe on the First Amendment rights of Good News Presbyterian Church.
What hath the Tea Party wrought?
Since 2007, I have been a guest commentator for the Ahwatukee Foothills News. During those 5-plus years, I have been one of the voices in the Greater Phoenix Metro to “carry the water” for progressive thought.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that our system of government, as prescribed by our Constitution, is no longer working. A handful of radical representatives of one party are able to stymie the progress of over 340 million citizens in order to further their warped ideology. I do not believe this extremism is what the writers of our Constitution envisioned in the 1780s. Something must be done.
Gov. Jan Brewer said she won’t support any new laws to limit who can carry a gun, even in the wake of the killing of students and teachers in Connecticut.
With dark shadows of uncertainty descending upon the hearts of so many at the conclusion of 2012, one can only hope 2013 will be a year of promise. But even in these dark days, miracles do still happen, especially when people are willing to roll up their sleeves for the cause of freedom.