Month: October 2011

Correcting a misquote

In today’s Arizona Republic, I was quoted as saying, “We need to take a lash to politicians who say they favor comprehensive reform but do nothing.” The quote should have said, “We need to take TO TASK politicians who say they favor comprehensive reform but do nothing.” I was speaking about holding politicians accountable. I would …

Moderate Republicans, it’s time to take back your party

For as long as I’ve lived in Arizona, Republicans have dominated state politics, and though I haven’t always agreed with their policy positions, I’ve never felt threatened by their governance. Until now. From Russell Pearce to Joe Arpaio, Arizona’s Republican party is now dominated by extremist ideologues. These individuals have muscled their way onto center …