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Biden names UA's Gabe Martinez to presidential Intellectual Disabilities Committee

President Joe Biden named the University of Arizona's Gabe Martinez as one of 21 members of the Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Martinez works with the UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Angels & demons: Ducey's COVID reversal part of a bigger GOP identity crisis

I find it frighteningly compelling watching the governor of this state struggle inwardly between his angels and devils. Arizona's Doug Ducey seems to be battling in real time between being a standard-issue, '90s-era “wing nut” and a psychopath. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Canceling Arizona presidential primary ignores, not solves, Republican Party's problems

Republicans didn't subvert democracy in canceling their presidential primary in Arizona. The GOP is curing its cancer by canceling its oncologist appointment. If no one tells them they're sick, they must be healthy, right?... Read more»

Remembering Raul Castro, Arizona’s first and only Hispanic governor

Castro, who died Friday at age 98, had a rough childhood in the border community of Douglas that included walking miles to school while white kids took the bus and wondering where his next meal would come from. He wandered as a hobo for a time and boxed on the side to make ends meet.... Read more»

Analysis

Faith in values: The conservative fairy tale about government

When people tell stories rooted in fantasy, they’re called fairy tales. Such was the case last fall when Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at an anti-poverty forum at the Heritage Foundation. His remarks spun a mythical tale of our nation’s past, when kind, hard-working men and women helped their neighbors and didn’t need the big, bad government. According to Sen. Lee, a free-market economy and a volunteer society were all we needed to thrive. These two magical ingredients supposedly spurred “millions of ordinary Americans to make our economy very wealthy and our society truly rich.”... Read more»

Bachmann botches poverty stats

Rep. Michele Bachmann was wrong on two counts when she claimed today’s poverty rate is “only slightly below where it was in 1964″ and that the small improvement in the rate “came with a $20 trillion price tag.”... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

A new liberal lion takes the stage

A new generation heads to college this month, the class of 2014. Among them is a powerful young woman named Emma, a liberal who will major in political science at Virginia Tech, in that state’s conservative south...... Read more»