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High Court nominee Kavanaugh will likely doom independent redistricting in Az

Justice Anthony Kennedy was the lone swing vote who saved democracy from the partisan lust of the Arizona Legislature. Trump's nominee Kavanaugh fits nicely in the Originalist Bloc that will swing the power to control elections back to Phoenix. ... Read more»1

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Election 2010

Freelance reporter John Dougherty seeks U.S. Senate seat

The Phoenix New Times reports that a former staffer, John Dougherty, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate. A reporter who has freelanced for the New York Times and others since leaving the Valley tabloid in 2006, Dougherty will join Rodney Glassman and Randy Parraz in seeking the Democratic nomination.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

The story of gravity, commercialized

If you're going to tell a story, you'd better make it relevant to the listener. And sometimes, that means adding product placement. Would today's child care about such mundane items as trees and apples? Or a long-dead scientist from faraway England?... Read more»

British election

Who would replace gaffe-prone Gordon Brown?

Of all the obstacles to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's efforts to get his Labour Party re-elected next month, the biggest emerged with emphatic certainty this week: Brown himself.... Read more»


Media bias and the Israel-Palestine conflict

Depending on which country you live in, the way the news media present the facts about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can make them seem quite different.... Read more»

Opinion: Media bias and Israel-Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's refusal to stop building Jewish homes in Arab east Jerusalem and the West Bank has become a major obstacle to peace talks with the Palestinians and severely strains relations with President Barack Obama's administration. That's a simple statement of fact.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Country fried grammar

Let's get things straight: I'm what you'd call a descriptive grammarian. When I'm wearing my cartoonist's hat, however, I feel no qualms whatsoever about elbowing just about anyone in the ribs.... Read more»1

Gawker to return lost iPhone 'prototype' to Apple

Gawker has agree to return an alleged iPhone prototype after it was left in a bar last month by an Apple employee.... Read more»

Transparency in gov't spending pushed

Arizona gets an "F" when it comes to helping taxpayers see where and how their money is being spent, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group.... Read more»

Election 2010

McCain mocks Hayworth with 'man-horse marriage' ad

Incumbent Sen. John McCain has released a contender for the oddest political ad award in his campaign against challenger, former congressman and radio host J.D. Hayworth.... Read more»2

Pulitzer Prizes

Pulitzer winners include ex-Citizen photog, online news site ProPublica

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism categories and arts and letters were announced today.The most surprising recipient was Sheri Fink, a writer for nonprofit online news site and Sentinel wire service ProPublica.org, who won the Pulitzer for investigative reporting for her series of articles about a hospital in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. ... Read more»

Pope Benedict XVI

Priest sex abuse scandal is closing in on the pope

Opinion: He needs to stop blaming media for failings of his own leadership and his own church.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Braille bestsellers

Is it possible for America's bestselling authors to become so repetitive that the pieces of their books, if broken apart, would fit back together, in any order, as cleanly as if produced on an assembly line?... Read more»3


A right to lampoon Arab leaders

The kings of Morocco, Jordan and Saudi Arabia could speak more freedom into the law with a single royal statement.... Read more»

Campaign aims to prevent child abuse

Dozens of child-sized plastic chairs sat empty Tuesday outside the State Capitol, each representing an Arizona child who has died from abuse. In 2008, the last year for which statewide statistics are available, 51 Arizona kids died from abuse.... Read more»

John McCain

McCain skewered by Daily Show

With a tagline of "short term memory gloss," the Daily Show's Jon Stewart raked Sen. John McCain over the coals for changing his position on several issues. Stewart accused McCain of selling his soul on Tuesday's show.... Read more»

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