Jeff Flake

Give a hand to the Gang of 8

I’m less concerned about who takes credit for implementing comprehensive immigration reform than I am about ensuring it gets done. But since yesterday’s announcement by the Gang of 8, which includes Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, I’ve heard lots of complaining and very little thanks. Who cares if it’s Congress or the President …

Fed up with Congress? Then elect a moderate.

We keep hearing about Congress’ lowest ever approval ratings. We keep hearing about Americans sick and tired of a government that refuses to compromise and get things done. If that’s really the case and if Arizonans feel the same way, then they need to elect individuals who aren’t afraid of bucking their party and working …

Then & Now: Some Things Healed, Others Still Broken

Three years ago my children and I headed to Washington, D.C. to partake in National Police Week, an annual remembrance of our nation’s fallen peace officers. That was the year my husband’s name was etched onto the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall. That was the year we gathered with other first-year survivors to honor …

Jeff Flake Defends New Position On Immigration, Says Reform Is Just Too Difficult

In today’s Arizona Republic, Representative Jeff Flake went on the defensive, saying, in effect, that he hasn’t changed his views on immigration reform but rather that politicians in D.C. have closed the door on any type of compromise. And to be honest, he’s correct. The political atmosphere in our nation’s capitol is hostile and self-serving …

Another Moderate Bites the Dust: Jeff Flake’s Flip-Flop on Immigration

In a repeat of Arizona politics, Congressman Jeff Flake rips a page from the playbook of Senator McCain and goes from maverick moderate to right wing revivalist. It seems the pressure from his party’s extremist base turned a once independent thinker into just another typical politician. While many progressives claimed they weren’t surprised by the …