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What the Devil won't tell you

Never mind border wall, legal immigration system is the big fix

If a wall can't hold something back as simple as an invading Mongol horde, how in the name of Ghengis do we expect one to stop a force incalculably more powerful: attraction of supply to demand. It's like keeping boy away from girl. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Monsanto deal no dirtier than recent Pima County triumphs

Tucson can't claim purity of progressive essence with a cash-for-jobs economic development model that heralds the coming Caterpillar's mining division and expansion of Raytheon's missile factory. But the county does have a way to provide clarity to corporate "bad boys."... Read more»2

TucsonSentinel.com

Support local independent news on #GivingTuesday

On Giving Tuesday, please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism. We'll put your gift to work holding politicians accountable, reporting the untold stories of the borderlands, and bringing you and the rest of Southern Arizona nonpartisan independent news without the spin.... Read more»

Analysis

Donald Trump and the return of seditious libel

This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press freedom by restricting criticism of his prospective rule.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Sedgwick's surprise win may be exactly what TUSD needs

Overnight, the stars aligned to change Rachel Sedgwick from a political asterisk into the most powerful newly elected leader between Oro Valley and Nogales. Good thing the woman may match the moment. The bickering school board couldn't ask for more than a curious, empathetic, tough new member.... Read more»3

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Trump: 'Gotcha'

Our nation just got Trumped in the worst possible way.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

5 reasons Arizona may finally start to swing

Democracy works best when elections aren't foregone conclusions. Republicans take Arizona for granted so national Democrats should start treating Arizona like Ohio. You laugh, but just you wait ... just you wait.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Living with 'new normal' makes Trump's win understandable

In their apathy, the elites call the troubles of the many "the New Normal." Those of us who have been forced to swallow the new normal just kicked the establishment in the keister for demanding our obedience. It was stupid but understandable. But checks and balances undermine the rapid, radical change Trump promised. You can campaign in tweets but governing is done in legalese.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Election night: The best hours to be a journalist

It's about to be election night. And for a journalist there is no better time to have the gig. It's the bottom of the ninth, the two-minute warning and the home stretch all wrapped into one. As a journalist, you see politicians govern in prose and campaign in codes. The poetry happens on election night.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Ally Miller's lack of discipline exposes taxpayers, undermines GOP

Ally Miller is about to be sued over handling records, but this time her lack of compliance could cost the county (taxpayers: you) cash. While a vanishing Facebook comment could be worth $75,000, what Miller's inability to pick her battles has really cost is the Tea Party's chance to completely take over the Pima County Board of Supervisors. ... Read more»2

Candidate commentary

Engel: Political will needed to fund our schools

In the absence of concrete plans to generate the funds needed, talk about education funding is just that. Gov. Ducey's claim that Prop. 123 is a first step to restoring cuts to K-12 education is meaningless in the absence of a plan to implement steps two, three and four. What divides our political leaders is not their advocacy for quality education, but their willingness to make the tough decisions needed.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

A story of a saved backside in the age of angst

We interrupt this grimy election for a kinda clean tale of good fortune: A true and winding story about being financially screwed ... and then improbably not.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Brewer tells the truth on Hispanics and voting

The progressive echo chamber had quite a fit when Jan Brewer brushed off the suggestion that Hispanics would cause Clinton to win Arizona. "Nah. They don't vote," she said. But she told the truth. Rare for her, perhaps unprecedented, but accurate for once.... Read more»3

Commentary

Standing up for the Arizona Republic

Last week, news was revealed of threats against the Arizona Republic for endorsing Hillary Clinton. Threats against journalists are bad enough, but that they are again being directed at the Republic given its history is particularly unsettling. What is chilling is that at least one of the callers knew this history and invoked Don Bolles’ name. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Az's high priest of the Holy Handgun commands obedience to the faith

The worship of firepower matters to Tucson because here in Arizona the gun is that which cannot be destroyed, and that fact may just cost the city our share of state sales tax revenue. That would be a $178 million hit.... Read more»1

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