Month: October 2012

Head of popular charter school crosses the line, uses public resources for personal politics

Erik Twist, Headmaster of Veritas Archway Classical Academy in Phoenix, recently sent an email blast to the school’s parents explaining his opposition to Proposition 204. Prop 204 seeks to permanently extend the one-cent sales tax to fund public education, which includes charter schools like Veritas. In the email Mr. Twist rattled off a number of …

Sheriff Arpaio’s Willie Horton moment

If you’re old enough, you may remember this infamous Willie Horton ad from the 1988 presidential election between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis. Many people credited this ad for helping Bush turn the conversation in the campaign and win the presidency. And as attack ads go, this one was definitely one of the best. …

Lucky for Tom Horne, he’s not a police officer

If Attorney General Tom Horne were an Arizona police officer, he’d lose his job. Actually, he never would have had the AG job in the first place. As pointed out by Bill Richardson, a retired Mesa cop and columnist for the East Valley Tribune, Horne’s past legal problems, which include a lifetime sanction from the …