Month: March 2012

Arizona businesses show courage, tell Supreme Court to strike down SB1070

SB1070 was sold as a way to “do the job the federal government refused to do.” Presumably, that meant “secure the border,” a catchall phrase by Republicans that has yet to be defined as anything other than “the opposite of what Obama does.” But SB1070 doesn’t secure the border, nor does it offer any real …

Russell Pearce could learn a thing or two from Senator Crandall

The District 25 senate race was shaping up to be a battle between two moderates and one extremist. Incumbent Rich Crandall, a moderate Republican known for his focus on education, was joined by another moderate, Bob Worsley, a newcomer with an impressive business background and leadership role within the Mormon Church. It could have been …

With a little help from my friends: Public servants using office for financial gain

When one works for a party that holds a super majority in this state, he/she is entitled to a few benefits. Or at least that’s what some of the Republicans in power believe. Notice that I said when one works for a “party” and not when one works for the “people.” That’s an important distinction …