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The biggest crisis in Arizona is a leadership deficit

Arizonans have little reason for being excited about the 2022 election, even though the results of next year’s vote could mean the difference between saving or undoing our nation’s democracy.... Read more»0

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Is the ‘legalized corruption’ that let APS get its way over?

Arizona Public Service ratepayers have been complaining about electricity bills for the past four years, but now it seems APS no longer has carte blanche at the Corporation Commission - regulators finally made changes that have the utility threatening to sue.... Read more»0

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Extremists have co-opted patriotic symbols and words. It’s time to reclaim them.

Extremists have turned patriotic symbols and phrases into dog whistles for white nationalism, and if we want to turn this dark period in our nation's history around, we need to reclaim our patriotic symbols and norms and not relinquish them to authoritarians and conspiracy theorists.... Read more»0

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Who benefits from Doug Ducey’s border theatrics?

As chair of the Republican Governors Association, Ducey could choose a tone for his party that embraces the benefits of immigration and the modernization of a broken system or one focused on scare tactics and discord, dooming any effort to reform the system.... Read more»0

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The secret behind those ‘highly performing’ charter schools

If we really want to give EVERY child a chance to succeed, then we need to get serious about how we address the children most in need of our help. And yes, Arizona, that means money. Money that’s earmarked to help failing schools, not punish them for lack-luster test scores. Money that’s targeted for “extras” that are, in fact, necessities for many.... Read more»2