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Protective amnesia: Shutdown debate ignores 'wall' already on the border

For what it's worth, we have a wall on the border now. Fence … wall … it's all semantics. Don't think "Rent-a-Fence" It's big, vertical and and there are almost 400 miles of it. Rebrand it, extend it if we must to fix up the "Dreamers," get some kids to the doctor and go back to work. ... Read more»

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McSally uses PC dodge in failing to swat Trump

Martha McSally can't promise she's tough enough to tell it like it is when she makes excuses for Trump and coddles his base. That's either PC, BS or both. For a woman who prides herself on candor, she sounds like a politician.... Read more»1

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Avoiding horror of Apocalypse Arpaio will require his Senate foes to play mean

There's a time for heightened discourse and there's a time to eliminate the threat. Arpaio's rivals need to be ready to hit him hard and hit him fast so the worst person in Arizona political history doesn't infect the U.S. Senate.... Read more»4

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RichRod accuser has UA football by the pigskins

The case of Rich Rodriguez's tumbling from his perch atop Wildcat football hits the UA athletics department at the worst possible time, with another scandal that may spin off at least one more.... Read more»

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No one safe from our Devilish year-end major awards

I'm going to cop to the charge that I'm pandering to my base journalistic instincts and hand out awards for dubious distinction to local leaders and yours truly.... Read more»2

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Showstopper: Ala. result means Senate control will rest with Az voters

Hey, Arizona. It just got real. We could have two races on the ballot in the same year with control of the U.S. Senate on the line. That would be a political showstopper.... Read more»5

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Trent Franks deserved a fair shot at due process

Two things should bother us about this wave of revelations: 1) women face some seriously nasty behavior in the workforce, and 2) one accuser can end a man's career as we move toward “zero tolerance.” ... Read more»

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Kicanas retires having steered Tucson Diocese through its worst time

Some bishops treated openness and accountability with a curled lip and heavy feet. Kicanas, who came here to clean up the "pedophilia problem," moved with vim and vigor because Catholic Tucson's future depended on it. ... Read more»

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Claims about Grijalva clarify question of the moment

The reports that Raul Grijalva paid a settlement to a former staffer are an opportunity to really look at the dirtier truth. We have no idea where the line is drawn between good and bad workplace conduct, but we sure love to pretend we do.... Read more»1

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The kids are alright: High school students can survive 'Koch indoctrination'

About that libertarian-oriented TUSD economics class that's being linked to the Koch brothers: Ideas aren't as dangerous as a society trying to throttle ideas. Challenge them the old-fashioned way: With other ideas. ... Read more»

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Zoo column flub shows media's true potential biases

The public just doesn't know much about journalists' motivations and obstacles, so the public fills in the blanks and presumes bias prompts the press. Here's the 'ripped from the headlines' story that Hollywood won't tell you about what drives journalism... Read more»1

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Election '17: Yes to zoo, no to paying for it (most Tucson thing ever)

Props. 202 and 203 tell Tucsonans one of the frustrating things about ourselves. Yes, we want the zoo animals to have better digs and we approve of the plan. Go do it! No, we won't give you a red cent to pay for it. That may be the most Tucson thing, ever. ... Read more»1

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Reasons to vote, from left to right

Be it practice, vengeance, kindred spirits or standing up for our flag in the one way that matters, we've all got skin in the game of democracy. So what if the election isn't sexy? The whole political spectrum has cause to cast a ballot.... Read more»

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Wooing Amazon not the answer to Tucson's economic troubles

Strong Start Tucson may not pass but it's the sort of self-starter approach that may show the way forward as we tackle our economic challenges. Being supplicants to megacorporations like Amazon isn't the fix.... Read more»

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Ad debunker: Tucson taxes nowhere near the country's highest

Spreading the falsehood that Tucson's taxes lead the country is proselytizing a faith in local incompetence that is beyond biblical and dangerous for our economy. As a matter of fact, we don't come close to stacking up against truly tax-stricken cities.... Read more»

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McSally should heed Flake's warning before seeking his seat

In the Age of Trump, nothing screams establishment like sanity and competence. So McSally's strengths would be more than weaknesses. They'd be accusations, were she to run for Jeff Flake's seat in the U.S. Senate.... Read more»

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