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Kassig beheading: ISIS killers won't cease until stopped

News analysis: Peter Kassig’s beheading is another sign of savagery from messianic killers, but sending U.S. troops into direct combat roles in Syria would be a mistake.... Read more»

Ad war winners take governors' mansions

Nearly all of the governors elected Tuesday dominated the airwaves in TV ads before voters went to the polls, bolstered by their campaign war chests and outside groups that advertised on their behalf. In Arizona, former ice cream exec Doug Ducey was buttressed by roughly $4 million in ads sponsored by outside actors, which added to the $5.7 million worth of airtime bought by his campaign.... Read more»

Online fans didn’t equal automatic votes for Az candidates

If Facebook friends were votes, Fred DuVal would be the next governor of Arizona. But DuVal, a Democrat with 30,425 fans of his social media site on Election Day, was defeated easily Tuesday by Republican Doug Ducey and his comparatively small 18,866 Facebook fans on that day.... Read more»

Thank goodness that’s over: Campaign ads, cash left voters with ‘election fatigue’

Buffeted by torrents of negative advertising, flummoxed by the lack of transparency about funding for those ads and generally angry with politicians themselves, that “election fatigue” among voters this year was palpable. Just over a third of registered Arizona voters cast ballots this fall.... Read more»

McSally walks back plan to bar press from election party

When the time comes Tuesday night for Martha McSally to face the music and learn the fate that voters have cast for her, she will be facing the press after all. The three-time congressional aspirant had plans to give reporters the boot from her election-night party, but reversed course late Monday after numerous news organizations protested.... Read more»6

From the editor

Calling candidate commentaries: Pols' op-eds wanted

Local political candidates are welcome to submit guest opinion pieces for publication. Here’s what we’re looking for, and what we’re not.... Read more»5

Guest opinion

When candidates decline to participate

Debates have become institutionalized as part of the political process. It is disheartening when candidates do not participate in debates. Who loses out? The voter.... Read more»1

From the editor

What they're saying about TucsonSentinel.com

Since our launch nearly five years ago, we’ve received hundreds and hundreds of emails, comments and actual letters from readers telling us how much they appreciate the quality reporting of TucsonSentinel.com.  We thought we’d share a few.... Read more»

With journalism under attack, protecting press freedom is more urgent

Editors and news executives gathered in Chicago last week to discuss how the industry will face a world that is increasingly dangerous for journalists.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Perky pricks

The campaign commercials are out in full force. The candidates on the left and right have been picked and the mud-slinging has begun.... Read more»

The faith of James Foley and Steven Sotloff

The religious faith of both journalists is inspiring many who mourn them.... Read more»

Obama: Video of beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff authentic

Updated: The video released by the Islamic State showing the killing of a second American journalist is authentic President Obama confirmed Wednesday. The same group murdered James Foley last month.... Read more»

Here's what James Foley meant to us

GlobalPost’s editorial team pays tribute to their slain colleague and friend.... Read more»

Pope calls Foley family, whose faith breaks through ISIS-inflicted horror

Journalist James Foley’s execution stunned the world, but his family continues to find strength in their Roman Catholic devotion.... Read more»1

War reporting in the time of the Islamic State

Correspondent James Foley’s execution by the Islamic State forces sober reflection on the perils of front-line coverage.... Read more»

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