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Guest opinion

Hoover: More creative thinking needed in reforming immigration system

"Civil society must begin a national discourse on immigration reform and carry through with it. Leaving the conversations to politicians and law enforcement is not getting the job done." — Rev. Robin Hoover... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Imagine: Today a wall, tomorrow dragons required to protect America from Latino 'invasion'

There are 25,772,342 reasons why nothing — not even a "big, beautiful" wall — will ever be enough for the borderphobes. It's time for backers of a path to citizenship to stop being scared of being called "soft on the border."... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump wrong about wall effect in El Paso

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that El Paso, Texas went from “one of the most dangerous cities in the country to one of the safest cities in the country overnight” after “a wall was put up” along the Mexico border.... Read more»

Guest opinion

MLK and ignorance of history

In retrospect, inducting Martin Luther King Jr. into the Pantheon of American Heroes may have been a mistake and a disservice to what he fought for. Unfortunately, to make King an icon, we have had to make him non-controversial. We had to hollow him out, enabling anyone to fill that vessel with whatever supports their agenda. This is unfortunate, because his struggle continues.... Read more»

Watch Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech

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»

What the Devil won't tell you

MLK & impatience: Dubious sanctuary initiative seeks to create necessary 'tension'

Activists are collecting signatures for Tucson "sanctuary city" initiative that may be counterproductive, ill-conceived, total folly, legally doomed — and yet remains exactly the right thing to do.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Arizona thirsty: Tucson should answer Ducey's call for bipartisan drought planning ... or else

Ducey's call for shared sacrifice usually spells doom for Tucson, so local leaders better cowboy up and answer his call for bipartisan cooperation to deal with Arizona's drought. We got water to spare and the wolves in Phoenix know it. ... Read more»1

Analysis

FactCheck: Mulvaney's border arrests claims take statistics out of context

Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's claim about 17,000 arrests of criminals at the southern border proves to be misleading, in part because those numbers include all ports of entry. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Forget faux crisis of immigration; westward migration caused dangerous problems we're ignoring

Abandoned mines are a deadly hazard and transformed forests full of kindling are deadly legacies of white migration. But neither hables Español so fixing those problems doesn't get folks elected. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

McSally caught between Trump's wall and our purple state

Bolt from Trump's wall and shutdown and lose the base. Stick with the president and lose the state. The truth is that Sen. Martha McSally remains the Arizonan most endangered by Trump’s xenophobic obsession with illegal immigration and his wall.... Read more»

Inaugural address

Ducey sworn in: Time Arizona became a 'jobs juggernaut'

"Today, I’m proud to say, those days are behind us. Arizona is open for business, government has gotten out of the way, the people are benefiting, and it’s going to stay that way." — full text of Gov. Ducey's second inaugural speech.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Past is prologue: What we already can tell about the year ahead

We can look ahead to 2019 through a been-there-done-that lens that brings more resolution to the New Year. ... Read more»

Deadline: All gifts to TucsonSentinel.com doubled with #NewsMatch

Please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism — and your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, with the special #NewsMatch program. But the deadline is here: Dec. 31.... Read more»

Commentary

What it takes: Reporting on the trials of a BP agent charged with murder, manslaughter

A journalist's experience: Reporting on the prosecution of the Border Patrol agent accused of unlawfully shooting and killing a 16-year-old Mexican boy required time and a lot of notebooks. ... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Tucson is breaking its promise by doing business with border-wall contractor

ACLU: Why is the city of Tucson still doing million-dollar business with an Arizona company that is constructing the border wall in my community, El Paso, Texas?... Read more»1

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