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Leonard Pitts Jr.: With eyes glazed, US watches hijacking of democracy

This is a column about campaign finance reform.

April 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Terry Bracy: Our aging democratic institutions need professional help

Terry Bracy: Our aging democratic institutions need professional help

House Intelligence committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a respected figure at the Capitol for a decade, last week became the institution’s latest early retiree. The decision of Rogers, a Michigan Republican, is not part of a normal generational turnover, but rather a new trend in my experience — …

April 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz: The case of the missing tax dollars or how Public Ed refused to die

Fitz: The case of the missing tax dollars or how Public Ed refused to die

The school was wrapped in crime scene tape. When I cast my peepers on the victim, I was shocked. The poor mug had been beaten and robbed.

March 22, 2014 12:01 amLoading…
Welcome back, Sunday Evening Forum: Once a stage for political risers, Tucson institution returns March 30

Welcome back, Sunday Evening Forum: Once a stage for political risers, Tucson institution returns March 30

The Sunday Evening Forum, the go-to speaker series for generations of Tucson families, returns March 30, adding to the mix of new buildings, new restaurants and the modern streetcar making downtown a destination again.

March 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Appeals court asked to reject Arizona's no-bail rule

Appeals court asked to reject Arizona's no-bail rule

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to void a Arizona constitutional provision denying bail to some people awaiting trial who are in this country illegally.

March 18, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

PHOENIX — The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062, now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer, may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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US Supreme Court: Arizona can't withhold Planned Parenthood funds over abortion

US Supreme Court: Arizona can't withhold Planned Parenthood funds over abortion

PHOENIX — Arizona cannot cut off family planning funding to Planned Parenthood simply because the organization also provides abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.

February 24, 2014 9:33 amLoading…
UA professor's work on native people's rights earns Nobel Peace nomination

UA professor's work on native people's rights earns Nobel Peace nomination

University of Arizona law professor James Anaya has dedicated his life to the defense of human rights and the freedoms of indigenous peoples. He has argued before the Supreme Court and led a precedent-setting case that recognized indigenous land rights as a matter of international law.

February 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Repairing the voting rights act

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

January 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Time to honor our history, wave freedom's flag from middle

Time to honor our history, wave freedom's flag from middle

It’s just a few weeks into a new year, still a long way to November, but the primary battles for both parties are already underway, not only for this year’s elections, but for 2016 as well.

January 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.

January 13, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…

Filing asks U.S. Supreme Court to block Arizona abortion law

PHOENIX — Arizona is taking center stage in the fight over how far state lawmakers can go to curb abortion rights.

December 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Capitol link

This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.

December 13, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…

Returning to the bad old days of the filibuster

The following editorial appeared Friday in The Los Angeles Times:

November 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Melissa Etheridge making long-awaited Tucson encore

Melissa Etheridge making long-awaited Tucson encore

She's happy, healthy and ready to rock.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

White House sides with GOP on church-state court case

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration and congressional Republicans have found something to agree on: Town councils should be allowed to open their meetings with a Christian prayer.

August 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Affirmative action based on income worth considering

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in The Charlotte Observer:

June 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Court does a high-profile double take - or does it?

The end of another momentous Supreme Court term compels the question: Is the accusation of judicial activism just another way of saying "decisions I don't agree with"?

June 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Supreme Court adopts dual rationale on DOMA

Under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages even in states that have legalized it. This week, the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional.

June 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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