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Factcheck to Obama camp: Your complaint is all wet

The Obama campaign complains that we got a key fact wrong in our article, “Obama’s ‘Outsourcer’ Overreach.” We strongly disagree.... Read more»1

Factcheck

Romney, Obama upholding health care falsehoods

With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of health care reform, voters are guaranteed to continue hearing the same old false claims about the law from politicians. And President Obama and Mitt Romney wasted little time in rehashing plenty we’ve fact-checked before.... Read more»1

Analysis

Why Mexico's election doesn't matter to Americans

The winner of Sunday's Mexican presidential election is unlikely to change course on U.S. trade and the drug war.... Read more»

Analysis

Mexico's hidden success story

The U.S. is overlooking a real economic and political success story in Mexico. Our southern neighbor is going through a transformation of historic dimensions, yet a large gap remains when it comes to U.S. public perceptions of Mexico.... Read more»

Commentary

Obamacare a blessing for millions of real Americans

The Supreme Court's decision allows access to health insurance for many who have been denied. Millions of people in this country have been labeled "uninsurable" by insurance companies, meaning they could not buy coverage at any price because of pre-existing conditions.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

New revelations point to a Darrell Issa conspiracy

On Fast and Furious, did Did Darrell Issa just make up the whole thing? Bombshell reporting in Fortune Magazine and the Washington Post sheds new light on the festering, wormy mess that is his probe of an ATF gun-smuggling investigation.... Read more»5

Commentary

Top 10 things to know about Utah's demographics and immigration policies

In advance of Utah’s Republican primary Tuesday, here are 10 important facts about immigrants and people of color in the state that display their significant economic, cultural, and electoral power.... Read more»1

Who won? Who’s talking? Both sides claim victory in SB 1070 ruling

In the flurry of statements following the high court’s much-anticipated ruling on SB 1070, no one admitted defeat. All claimed victory of some kind and most saw the decision as a step in the right direction. But with no referees to say for certain who won, victory is open to interpretation.... Read more»4

Commentary

The jobs case for conservation

Most Americans know our public lands as the places we go to get away from it all and enjoy ourselves in the outdoors. Conservation, however, also has enormous economic value, supporting a specific economy in recreation, restoration, and renewable energy development, all of which support numerous jobs.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Darrell Issa’s Fast & Frivolous

A run-down of the politics behind U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa's investigation of the "Fast and Furious" bait-gun program.... Read more»1

Rogue Columnist

Dog days for Arizona

If all I knew was, as Will Rogers said, what I read in the papers, I'd be pretty depressed. This is ironic considering in Arizona their mission is to most of the time be the cheerleaders for the Everything's Fine! propaganda ministry.... Read more»

Analysis

G20 in Los Cabos: A study of ineptitude

The world is going to hell, from the economy to the environment. But don't worry, the leaders are on it. ... Read more»

Analysis

Separate politics, policy on immigration?

If one can separate the politics from the policy, President Barack Obama's announcement on Friday to temporarily suspend deportations of young undocumented immigrants who are, as he puts it, "Americans ... in every single way but one, on paper" makes perfect sense – at least to most Arizonans.... Read more»1

Analysis

White House’s drone death figures don’t add up

ProPublica collected claims by the Obama administration about deaths from drone strikes in Pakistan and compared each one not to local reports but rather to other administration claims. The numbers sometimes do not add up.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Raped in the military, then raped by Congress

Scarred by war, then by friendly fire rape, House Republicans also would like women service members to bear their rapist’s child. ... Read more»1

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