Tag Archives: Russell Pearce

Colorado shooting initiates questions, but are we afraid of the answers?

Beyond the delusional thinking of politicians such as Russell Pearce, the man who questioned why no one was courageous enough to take down the gunman in the Aurora theatre, there are real questions about what, if anything, our government could … Continue reading

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Extremist language and legislators help fuel hate groups

“The illegals who come here… don’t want to be American, they want to destroy our form of government.” This was part of a speech made by State Senator Sylvia Allen at a Support Russell Pearce rally in October of last … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A new day in Arizona politics

Tuesday was a historic election in Arizona. A political giant, a powerhouse among conservatives and a leader in the anti-immigration movement was removed from office. A mayoral candidate endorsed by the unions and openly opposed to SB1070 defeated an anti-union … Continue reading

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Moderate Republicans, it’s time to take back your party

For as long as I’ve lived in Arizona, Republicans have dominated state politics, and though I haven’t always agreed with their policy positions, I’ve never felt threatened by their governance. Until now. From Russell Pearce to Joe Arpaio, Arizona’s Republican … Continue reading

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Pressure mounts on AZ Senators Bundgaard & Pearce

On 12 News’ Sunday Square Off, I joined the roundtable to discuss Senator Russell Pearce’s recall and the third candidate, Olivia Cortes, as well as Scott Bundgaard’s ethics investigation and Arizona’s upcoming presidential primary.

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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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