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Claytoonz: Sarah Palin, schmuck amuck

It’s weird how Republicans claim they love the United States Constitution, refer to themselves as “constitutionalists,” yet hate press freedom and do everything in their power to destroy it.... Read more»

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Biden holds on to 8-point lead among likely Arizona voters in new poll

A poll out Monday shows Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump by eight points in Arizona, a weakening Republican stronghold that hasn’t gone to a Democrat in a presidential election since Bill Clinton in 1996.... Read more»

From the editor

NY Times publisher: Support local journalism like TucsonSentinel.com

In observing World Press Freedom Day, the publisher of the New York Times is urging people to donate and subscribe to local news organizations — including TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»1

ASU prof says Trump media attacks are endangering democracy

In a scathing report recounting his complaints about individual media outlets and journalists, calls for changes to libel laws and prosecution of leakers, a journalism advocacy group said President Trump’s treatment of the press has eroded public trust in the media. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump’s attack on the WHO

Trump made his announcement on funding at the White House coronavirus task force daily briefing on April 14, accusing the WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” There is no evidence that the WHO has covered up the spread of the novel coronavirus. There has, however, been evidence that China was slow to report the outbreak. ... Read more»

Palin sues NY Times over editorial linking her to Giffords shooting

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has sued the New York Times for defamation because of an editorial that linked her rhetoric to a 2011 shooting that killed six people and seriously wounded a U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Sunshine Mile born to die for progress

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has tagged Broadway between Euclid and Country Club as an endangered place alongside San Francisco's Embarcadero, the Louisiana steamship the Delta Queen, the James River in Virginia and See's Candy on Broadway. One of these things doesn't belong.... Read more»2


To thwart terror, start with America’s own craven crazies

We can counter what is still a limited global threat by understanding it and reacting sensibly. Our first priority is boxing off our own cowards and crazies who are ready to abandon fundamental values for the illusion of security. ... Read more»

Comic: McCain-Putin smackdown

Johnny Russia

Following Russian president Vladimir Putin's op-ed in The New York Times, Sen. John McCain contributed a rejoinder to Pravda.... Read more»


Farewell, my Washington Post

People everywhere who are interested in the news about the news were startled and saddened to learn that The Washington Post had been sold — but none more than those who had once worked for that storied paper, which even The New York Times called a “crown jewel” in the newspaper trade. ... Read more»

Think again

The terrible power of purposeful ignorance

It is true that knowledge is power. But getting American politicians to act upon that knowledge—or even convincing top pundits and reporters to pay attention to it—well, that’s another matter entirely. Just ask the millions of families of those killed, wounded, or displaced by the pointless and counterproductive American invasion of Iraq on its 10th birthday.... Read more»1

Think again

Will the Times' terrific tax reporting matter?

My “Think Again” column last week addressed how conservative politicians’ professed theories about job creation in the (endless) process of seeking tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans are in direct conflict with real evidence of the actual behavior of individuals.... Read more»

Is this election really all about race and national identity?

There are several ways to parse this year’s presidential election. Many see Obama’s policies of inclusion as undermining whites’ view of citizenship... Read more»

Poll: Supreme Court's approval rating falls to 44%

The Supreme Court's approval ratings have dipped to a new low of 44 percent, according to a New York Times/CBS News Poll.... Read more»

Fox's Ailes regrets calling NY Times reporters 'lying scum'

Roger Ailes, Fox News' chairman, said he regretss calling the New York Times "a cess pool of bias" and its reporters "a bunch of lying scum" while lecturing at Ohio University on Monday.... Read more»


The end of newspapers and the decline of democracy

If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets—without the hope for “next year.”... Read more»8

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