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Quick questions raised by McSally's appointment to Senate

Now that everyone's a winner, how will the bruising election battle figure into the public service now required of Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema?... Read more»

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Rothschild got Tucson to walk the line, now we could use a kick

Tucson's progress is worth noting because we've done better under Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's leadership, but the city still lags behind the rest of the country ways cities that don't want to lag. ... Read more»

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Appoint, don't anoint: Let the voters grant incumbency on McCain's next successor

Gov. Doug Ducey should remember the power of incumbency should be earned, not awarded, But is the right to fill out late Sen. John McCain's term really a prize?... Read more»

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Time for CBP to bring citizen review into use of force rules

BP's Lonnie Swartz may not have broken the law but that doesn't mean he properly used deadly force. It's time for CBP to loop citizens into deciding when using it is justified. The people, in fact, should demand that right because it's theirs and theirs alone.... Read more»

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Grijalva, Dems have no choice but to investigate Trump admin's shenanigans

The Grijalva-Zinke spat is a small example of the question faced by Democrats as they suddenly have oversight power: Should legislative oversight equal executive shadiness, or does the the sheer scale of executive shadiness excuse it from accountability? ... Read more»1

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Alannah Holliday takes this new granddad on a ride to forever

Jokes and denial aside, the weird thing about my kid having a kid (as I shun "the G word") is how old it doesn't make me feel. In fact, I feel kind of indestructible and sort of immortal.... Read more»

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Orange Crush: Trump broke McSally, GOP's stranglehold on Arizona

It’s fine, Martha. You didn’t lose. Donald J. Trump beat you. He beat Lea Marquez Peterson's bid to replace you. He looks like he's electing Democrats Katie Hobbs, Sandra Taylor and Kathy Hoffman to statewide office.... Read more»1

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Now what? Bond failure leaves Pima County looking to Phoenix

So another road bond question was soundly defeated by the voters. Pima County's next and maybe last option to fix our roads is to ask the Legislature to expand the RTA's taxing authority and send another ballot question to voters. ... Read more»

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Revenge of the Greens: Sinema's petard & other takeaways from Tuesday's voting

Pima County's election night played as expected, Arizona had a surprise for Sinema and something strange is happening in Phoenix: What I learned in the 2018 midterms.... Read more»3

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Words not bombs: Local GOP can get further playing on media's soft spot for answers

Republicans like Martha McSally and Lea Marquez Peterson need a refresher: Reporters will for damn sure always follow a good news tip, no matter where it leads. Trying to change the subject doesn't end questions. Answering them does. ... Read more»

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Alpha males must stop quaking at first sign of Latino 'caravans'

America has survived two world wars, a Civil War, and depressions but what waiters would call "three four-tops and an eight-top" poses a security risk to a city of a million? Get over it. If prostitution is the oldest profession, pimping fear is the oldest form of politics.... Read more»2

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Grijalva keeps resisting in Southwestern Arizona

The unabashedly liberal Democrat’s roots have gone through the caliche and into the bedrock of Southern Arizona politics but every two years the right thinks Raul Grijalva's about to go down. Wednesday's debate didn't bolster their hopes.... Read more»

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Sinema plays it cool, McSally runs hot in Senate debate

McSally had the moxie to charge "treason" but Sinema put her on the defensive repeatedly during Monday's debate. You could tell by McSally’s exasperated denials, as the Democrat’s brainy posture seemed to piss the Republican candidate off to no end.... Read more»1

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CD2 debate decoded: Why have debates like this?

Put two candidates in a room and let them go at it. It would have made the Kirkpatrick-Peterson debate a lot more interesting and required less work from me to snarkily translate.... Read more»1

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Kavanaugh's confirmation was secured back when Dems couldn't be bothered

The time to stop Kavanaugh was never 2018. It was 2016. It was 2014. It was 2012. Those elections created the GOP Senate majority. Persistence trumps resistance, and just showing up is half the battle.... Read more»1

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Garcia lets Ducey skate in forgettable debate

Sticking to talking points only goes so far without putting forth some substance, and challenger David Garcia effectively pulled his punches against Gov. Doug Ducey. The incumbent Republican's worried enough to endlessly repeat the URL of an attack website, but the Democrat continually let him slide.... Read more»2

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