Archive for September 2011

Secure borders require more than a danged fence

Sep 25th, 2011 | By
Secure borders require more than a danged fence

The enforcement-only camp has gathered momentum around the idea that a fence will keep us safe from the illegal intruders that threaten to ‘”destroy our way of life.” Because this sounds like a logical solution, this country has spent billions (yes, billions) on an enforcement policy that focuses on fence building and technologies while failing

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Pressure mounts on AZ Senators Bundgaard & Pearce

Sep 20th, 2011 | By

On 12 News’ Sunday Square Off, I joined the roundtable to discuss Senator Russell Pearce’s recall and the third candidate, Olivia Cortes, as well as Scott Bundgaard’s ethics investigation and Arizona’s upcoming presidential primary.



State Superintendent Huppenthal determined to keep accents out of classrooms

Sep 13th, 2011 | By
State Superintendent Huppenthal determined to keep accents out of classrooms

The state with a Governor famous for saying “we have did” now wants to clamp down on a serious English problem in our schools: accents, as in Spanish accents. In order to avoid a probable federal lawsuit for civil rights violations, the state agreed to end its articulation monitoring of teachers in English language immersion

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The Hypocrisy of the Public Union War

Sep 6th, 2011 | By
The Hypocrisy of the Public Union War

Robert Robb, an AZ Republic editorial writer, recently wrote an op-ed piece in favor of ending the privatization of city transportation services. That’s not exactly a shocking premise except when one considers the source, Robert Robb, a strict conservative who extols the role of smaller government. More astounding still was the fact that Mr. Robb

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