Every April, as taxpayers claiming deductions for charitable gifts submit their IRS returns, I recall the words of a wealthy, now-deceased friend: “There are millions of Americans who, through no fault of their own, are condemned to live in dire circumstances, and I could use my resources to…
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a new, nationwide ad campaign tying Republican candidates to a budget proposal this week made by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)
There is an unfortunate trend that has been exploited by shock radio and political campaigns for decades: If you say it loudly enough and often enough, the lie becomes “truth.” It is an ugly, inflammatory style that leaves the voting public unsettled, angry and forced to make decisions based…
Tucsonans have good reason to be concerned over the possibility of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base losing its 83 A-10C “Warthogs” and the jobs they bring to this community.
Many of our political representatives are lionized when they act “tough” or “no nonsense.”
PHOENIX — For years, Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles, pushing through legislation representing what she calls “fundamental principles” that often are espoused in the Bible.
The evidence accumulates that the Republican Party is sobering up — cotton-mouthed and slightly disoriented — from its recent ideological bender.
We asked Southern Arizona lawmakers and candidates for governor for their thoughts on SB 1062, legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers based on religious belief. Gov. Jan Brewer must decide whether to sign it, let it become law without her signature, or veto it.
Some time in the next decade, Bookmans’ flagship store could be looking for a new home — the second time a road widening has forced the homegrown company to relocate.
For me the NSA leaker story is not a story about privacy rights or the war on terror. It’s a much bigger story. It’s the story of how remarkably far-reaching our amazing economic recovery has been. High school dropouts are now earning $200,000 a year and vacationing in 5-star hotels in …
Here is a characteristic pose of Sen. Alben Barkley, of Kentucky, who last night sounded a ringing praise for The New Deal and a scorching denunciation of Republican policies in his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention, June 24, 1936, Philadelphia, Pa. (AP Photo/GRS)
Sen. Alben Barkley, of Kentucky, right, waves to cheering delegates as he appears on speakers rostrum to deliver keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, July 12, 1948, Philadelphia, Pa. The man on the left is unidentified. (AP Photo)
GILBERT— One well-known Republican will not be at the Republican National Convention.
PHOENIX — Ron Barber’s election to fill a midterm vacancy in Arizona’s U.S. House delegation is now official — about two weeks after the Tucson Democrat formally took office in Washington.
This email exchange features State Representative Terri Proud who calls The Arizona Daily Star a Communist publication that is part of a dictatorial plot to control people. Wow. No wonder she backed a bill keeping email exchanges out of the public eye. (A very East German way of thinking, Terri)