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Donald Trump is a liar. Sorry, Trumpeters, that's not my opinion; it's fact. Hillary Clinton is a liar. Sorry, Clintonistas, that's not my opinion; it's fact. And the mainstream media is useless. Read more» 4

The Code Pink protesters who had the gall to actually threaten one of the most esteemed and respected dignitaries in our nation’s history are a great example why modern protest movements almost universally fail, and why we need a renewed focus on civics education across the country. Read more»

While voters consistently self-report that negative advertising is a turn-off, the results say something else. Negative advertising works. It works consistently and well. Candidates who run happy campaigns mostly end up dripping tears on election night. But that didn’t happen in Oklahoma. It didn’t happen in Virginia. And the same dynamic may well be in play here in Arizona. Read more»

I've seen a lot of Libertarian and Green Party candidates over the years. Some are even honest in their beliefs—people who care deeply about small government or green energy, for instance. But most third-party candidates these days have nothing whatsoever to do with the party they supposedly represent; far more often they're just tools of the establishment. Read more» 2

Sam Stone and Tedski can argue politics all day — at least until somebody's mom calls.

In this week's Sandbox, local politicos Ted Prezelski and Sam Stone give the nitty-gritty on the Republican convention and anything else that crosses their minds. Will Ron Paul's followers take their ball and go home? Read more»

Listening to Ron Barber and Richard Carmona, you'd think they were the most conservative Democrats on the planet. Why is that important? Obama's low approval ratings don't provide much in the way of coattails for candidates to grab on to. Instead, in Arizona, the president has adopted a strategy from NASCAR: drafting. Read more»