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What the Devil won't tell you

Biggs finds supply-side economics embarrassing & dangerous

I'm sorry, did they trip over something? Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs is treating the results of Arizona's supply-side experiment like the Cousin Jesse the kids aren't supposed to talk about. Seems an odd approach, but a quarter-century of cutting taxes and spending has left Arizona trailing high-tax states.... Read more»4

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City Hall fights transparency in manager search

The search for a Tucson city manager is proceeding, with the Council having winnowed down a list of candidates. Who those potential municipal CEOs are, we don't know. And despite that list being a public record, no one at the city will tell us — or you.... Read more»5

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Israeli gov't has exaggerated Iranian nuclear threat for years

Analysis: A leaked Mossad report suggests Israel's own spy agency disagrees on the threat posed by Iran. ... Read more»

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'Jihadi John' a reminder that extremism comes in all shapes and sizes

Analysis: The White House's focus on poverty as the main cause of extremism may not tell the whole story. Thursday, "Jihadi John" was unmasked by the Washington Post as Mohammed Emwazi, a British man described by friends and relatives as “from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London."... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

When the Legislature worked

You know the Arizona Legislature. It's the bunch that reduces education funding for some of the worst-funded schools in the nation, savagely cuts money to universities, has its hands in the hustles of the Charter School Racket and Private Prison Racket. The worthy solons who sold off pieces of the Capitol. But there was a time when Arizona had one of the most respected legislatures in the nation. Yes.... Read more»

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Finger to wind, McSally vague on Homeland Security funding

Following the lead of Republican House leadership, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally is waiting on the Senate to act before saying yea or nay on a "clean" funding bill for Homeland Security. The agency's set to run out of money at midnight Friday. That doesn't mean McSally is mum. She took the opportunity Wednesday to pen a 500-word op-ed for USA Today.... Read more»1

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Pope Francis's response to clergy sex abuse tripped up by Vatican loophole

Pope Francis doesn't actually have the power to fix the crisis. Bishops do. ... Read more»

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After a series of defeats, the Islamic State resorts to shock tactics

The killing of hostage Maaz al-Kassasbeh by the Islamic State was different from others that came before it, but the motivation was the same. There is a reason that al-Kasaesbeh was killed in such a theatrical and sadistic manner. ... Read more»

Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK: 'I have a dream'

Video: "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."... Read more»

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How to stop Islamic extremism in Europe

Some experts worry increased security and surveillance in Europe could lead to a backlash, and a more radicalized public.... Read more»

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The truth about the Lima climate deal

Analysis: Some negotiators were jubilant. Many environmentalists were furious. What does the draft agreement reached by the UN climate talks actually mean?... Read more»

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How Hugo Chavez helped bring the U.S. and Cuba closer together

News analysis: It's going to be a bad year for Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro.... Read more»

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Dirty secret of U.S. foreign policy: Legacy of torture

Declassified documents trace the CIA's torture program back to the 1950s, when the CIA developed a curriculum to teach Latin American militaries how to torture.... Read more»

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How far can a reform-minded pope go?

Pope Francis is a change agent rivaled by few other figures in power today. Does a reform-driven pope have the power to change doctrine?... Read more»

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The future of the Internet is up in the air

The Internet as you know it is about to fundamentally shift. While Americans are embroiled in debates over net neutrality and data surveillance, little attention has been paid to issues that affect global internet security as a whole. Big changes are ahead, and there’s been a surprising lack of discussion about how the Internet we’ve come to know and love will be managed, and who will be at the helm.... Read more»1

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