Archive for July 2011

Discussing Phoenix Mayoral Candidates on Sunday Square Off

Jul 31st, 2011 | By

Arizona Republic City Hall reporter Lynh Bui, political consultant Brian Murray and I debate the issues that matter in Phoenix’s mayoral race as well as the increasing partisanship in elections and the influence of council member Sal DiCiccio and the Tea Party.



Parties Over

Jul 28th, 2011 | By
Parties Over

Americans are pissed off. What’s the matter with our so-called political leaders? As we sit on the sidelines and wait for Washington to find a compromise to skirt default, we see more and more evidence that voters are fed up with the two-party system, and Republicans and Democrats are out of touch with constituents. Here

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Phoenix mayoral candidates claim, “It’s all the union’s fault!”

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By
Phoenix mayoral candidates claim, “It’s all the union’s fault!”

Pay raises during a recession. Union bosses in control. What’s going on at City Hall? According to Phoenix mayoral candidates Peggy Neely, Wes Gullett and Jennifer Wright, the unions are in control, and our city is under siege. Our cops are overpaid and underworked. We have fat to trim, but we can’t because the council

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If I disagree with the NRA, am I anti-Second Amendment?

Jul 14th, 2011 | By
If I disagree with the NRA, am I anti-Second Amendment?

If I decide to purchase an armload of handguns tomorrow, I can. If I decide to purchase an arsenal of AK-47’s, I can do that, too. But there’s a big difference between those two purchases, and the difference isn’t just firepower. The first sale is reported to law enforcement, while the second one is not.

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Do we need the DREAM Act? Differentiating Between Facts & Myths

Jul 8th, 2011 | By
Do we need the DREAM Act? Differentiating Between Facts & Myths

“Why didn’t those DREAM Act kids or their parents just apply for legal citizenship when they first got here?” This was a question posed in a recent Letter to the Editor and one that speaks to the many myths surrounding immigration, both legal and illegal. The reader felt sorry for those brought over as kids

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