Archive for March 2012

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

Mar 28th, 2012 | By
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

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Russell Pearce could learn a thing or two from Senator Crandall

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By
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

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When will we acknowledge what we’ve done to our soldiers?

Mar 14th, 2012 | By
When will we acknowledge what we’ve done to our soldiers?

Nine children, some just babies, were slaughtered by an American soldier. The 38-year-old father of two put on his night vision goggles, walked a mile to a nearby village, and gunned down 16 Afghan civilians. But why? What would drive an American soldier to commit such a heinous crime? We may never completely understand what

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

Mar 8th, 2012 | By
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

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