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Dear Sens. Sinema & Kelly: 8 reasons the filibuster must end & 1 way to fix it

No single issue convinced me the filibuster must go. Thinking about the structural problems that legislative barrier has created did the trick. But I have a way out that will let democracy continue to function without a breakdown. ... Read more»

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Heinz smacks down Christy's list of dumb COVID questions

Supervisor Matt Heinz is starting to take the gloves off and put up a fight against efforts to downplay the severity of COVID-19. Even if it's just to force a political cost for aiding the virus, it's time for a fair fight and not more ignored science lessons.... Read more»3

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Don't sweat the gripes of Pima County Democrats in LD 17 redistricting fight

Creating a safe Republican district in Pima County is a worthy trade if it makes way for a few competitive districts in the Valley of the Sun. ... Read more»1

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Tucson's water rate plan is good policy, undercut by sniping with Pima County

Using water rates as a growth management tool is smart policy, but Tucson and Pima County need to do a better job of communicating to head off pointless legal and political battles that serve no one (but the lawyers).... Read more»

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A Turkey Day shout-out to the readers I'm so thankful for

Let's set the table about why I write this Devilish column, and why I'm so pleased you're reading it regularly — and pitching in to help the Tucson Sentinel do even more independent local journalism.... Read more»

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Pima County starting to think about a COVID Plan B; it's probably for the best

A Plan B for the continuing coronavirus pandemic seems to be lurking in the future. It's time we start giving serious consideration to how we'll deal with COVID-19 for some time to come.... Read more»

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UA's latest climate research breakthrough should scare us into action — but will it?

Scientists are doing their jobs but the methods they use can limit their ability to communicate the gravity of the climate crisis. That's a problem. But mostly the lack of understanding is on us (looking at you, Lefties).... Read more»

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Never mind the GOP, Tucson's new alternative may be on the Left

Someone has got to hold our Democratic incumbents accountable and it’s probably time to stop the expecting the heat to come from the Right. It may have to come from the Left; at least around Tucson.... Read more»2

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UA's newest Top 100 worldwide ranking is great news and a little B.S.

The University of Arizona is trending upward in national rankings and the latest by U.S. News and World Report shows the school isn't backsliding.... Read more»1

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Death of ex-Az AG Grant Woods has lonely eyes looking for somewhere to turn

Where have they gone, those honest Republicans, and just how the hell did we get Paul Gosar? The death of Grant Woods, a former Arizona AG and longtime political player, has me wanting to quote Paul Simon and wistfully ask about Joe DiMaggio.... Read more»

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UA researcher's work should light fire under Sinema to heed climate crisis

A UA researcher has just come up with the 974,238th reason why human civilization should seriously do something about greenhouse gasses. U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema needs to take heed.... Read more»

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Trump lies about Tucson votes, because of course he does

Trump's new "fraudulent" claims about the Pima County vote neglect the most basic facts about how Arizona elections work, because the truth just never occurs to him.... Read more»

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The Devil's advocate: Think about Tucson ballot props before you vote, unlike someone I know

How about the least popular column ever put forth in my canon? See, I think the Tucson City Council needs a raise and the minimum wage should maybe stay where it is.... Read more»

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Schrödinger's Sinema: Az's candy-coated senator exists in dual state because she knows what she's doing

Kyrsten Sinema exists as both a shrewd political operator who is going to save the Biden agenda at the last moment and as the senator who's ... ahem ... "so crazy she just might do it." It's a smart play.... Read more»

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Rodney intervention: Glassman never a Democrat, likely defrauding GOP

"AHAHHAHAHAHHAHA!" That was my reaction to the news Rodney Glassman is running for Arizona Attorney General.... Read more»3

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Follow the bouncing stupid: California recall shows Republicans may out-dumb Dems in '22 midterms

The race to replace U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will likely hinge on which party runs a dumber campaign. Watch for Dems and R's to keep handing each other their beer during the 2022 election in Arizona... Read more»

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