Tag Archives: Jan Brewer

Scorpions: NOT the breakfast of champions

Based upon everything I’ve read about Governor Jan Brewer’s book tour, I’m inclined to believe she’s had one too many scorpions for breakfast. Perhaps it’s time to inject a bit of antivenom into the poisonous remarks that have filled the … Continue reading

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Behind Bars: The Real Cost of Private Prisons

According to Arizona’s former U.S. Democratic Senator Dennis DeConcini, private prisons like Corrections Corp of America are the gold standard in inmate care. His words, in a recent editorial for the Arizona Republic, paint a rosy picture of private prisons, … Continue reading

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Debating Birthers, Vetoes & Debt

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to debate several issues currently in the news during a roundtable discussion with 12 News Anchor Brahm Resnik. I was joined by Republican district chairwoman Jeanette Dubreil and former Democratic district chairwoman Laura Copple. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Governor Brewer

With all the craziness that has hallmarked Arizona’s current legislative session, there’s been little cause for celebration. But yesterday evening, smiles and cheers rang through the state, and we have Governor Brewer to thank. It’s unusual for me to praise … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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