Babeu Makes Valid Point: Speaks of Safety on Both Sides of Border

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has staked his political career on winning the battle against illegal immigration. Unfortunately, he’s used fictional tales, exaggerations and inaccurate statistics to make his case. But this week the sheriff took a new approach in his dialogue on immigration and wrote about solutions beyond border enforcement. The article the sheriff …

From an Illegitimate President to a Sanctuary City Police Chief — Are Our Leaders Evil?

I sat down the other night to zoom through some of my programs on DVR and came across the Sunday morning news show, This Week with Christiane Amanpour. She ran a special program on ‘God & Government’ and the role religion plays in public discourse. The program had me hooked… religion, politics, civility… who could …

Ending the Blame Game: The Other Side of the Pension Story

Based on everything I’ve read or watched in the local news, I’ve gathered our state pension problems, specifically the problems with the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) are the result of cushy retirements… greedy fat cat cops and firefighters milking the system while the rest of the workforce deals with unemployment and dwindling 401Ks. …

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 …