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Analysis

5 questions we should be asking about this Syria operation

Before we plunge wholeheartedly into a new round of conflict, there are a few things we have to get straight. These five questions should do, for starters.... Read more»

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Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African descent

Creating a new census category would have economic and political ramifications for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African descent.... Read more»

These will be the big news stories of 2014

Brace yourselves: 2014 is going to be another big year for news.... Read more»

Analysis

The 12 (rocky) months of U.S. foreign policy

It’s been quite a year for U.S. foreign policy, with plenty of undertakings both naughty and nice.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Deadline to mail ballots today

Interviews with: City Council candidate Ben Buehler-Garcia, state Sen. Steve Farley (D-LD9), Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, RNC Committeeman Bruce Ash, Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Community Foundation directing efforts to kids and poverty

Washington D.C. commentator Jimmy Zuma, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, Tucsoncitizen.com sports reporter Anthony Gimino, Community Foundation of Southern Arizona Vice President of Program Services and Initiatives Barbara Brown, Middle East cxpert Stephen Zunes... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Farley holding health-care town halls

Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Insitute, Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma, Pima County Bond Advisory Committee Chair Larry Hecker, state Sen. Steve Farley, Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times and Middle East expert Stephen Zunes... Read more»

Obama administration helped kill transparency push on military aid

The U.S. spent roughly $25 billion last year on what’s loosely known as security assistance—a term that can cover everything from training Afghan security forces to sending Egypt F-16 fighter jets to equipping Mexican port police with radiation scanners. The spending, which has soared in the past decade, can be hard to trace.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Daniel Hernandez addresses anti-gay flier

Tucson Weekly's Dan Gibson, Councilman Paul Cunningham, Sunnyside Governing Board member Daniel Hernandez, Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma, and attorney Don Loose.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: President Obama reflects on 'The Dream'

President Barack Obama's speech on the anniversary of the March on Washington, along with financial advisor Shelly Fishman, Martha McSally, Community Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie and event coordinator Kris French, plus Middle East expert Stephen Zunes... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: A conversation with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber

Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, developer Richard Studwell,U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, and Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times.... Read more»

FAQ on U.S. aid to Egypt: Where does the money go?

We've taken a step back and tried to answer some basic questions about the aid, including how much the U.S. is giving Egypt, what's changed in the years since the Arab Spring and what all the money buys.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Isquierdo talks about the 'New Sunnyside'

An interview with controversial Sunnyside Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo, plus Tucsoncitizen.com Administrator Mark B. Evans, Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder on the wind-up of Tucson baseball, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

McCain: U.S. can't be disengaged in Egypt

The massacre of civilians this week in Egypt has brought our longstanding relationship with that country to a fork in the road. The events now unfolding will directly impact the national security interests of the United States, and we cannot remain disengaged.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Sen. Jeff Flake talks immigration, economy

Northern Arizona reporter Jeff Demand, Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Remembering newsman Jeff Smith

Remembering oft-fired and always admired reporter and columnist Jeff Smith, who wrote at various times for the Tucson Citizen (twice), Tucson Weekly, Daily Star and New Times. The legendary newsman died this week at 67.... Read more»

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