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We’ve witnessed America’s “Deep State” continue their program of lies and disinformation. We’ve witnessed America’s planned destruction unfold since the 2020 election. more
One of the common questions I get asked by Republicans I meet on the campaign trail in my run for Congress is, “why are you running in a primary against Rep. Paul Gosar?” more
Educators across the country feel increasingly burned out due to staff shortages and health concerns that have risen over the past few years. Arizona alone had 31% of unfilled teacher vacancies during the 2021-22 school year. more
A few weeks ago, the Fed announced it would raise interest rates seven times this year to temper inflation. The Fed could be in for a big disappointment. Here’s why… more
I am writing to you to bring awareness of an ongoing situation of public safety in and around Apache Junction. Due to the last two years, my wife and I have been doing more walking, which our dog … more
I read with interest your column on the Arizona Supreme court ruling regarding the illegal sales tax “AZ Supreme Court rejects voter-approved road tax: $80M collected since 2017 vote” on … more

So it appears Pinal County officials have once again acted outside the law and placed a burden on its citizens in the form of illegal taxation. Now $80 million already collected that was intended … more
Seems like there are never enough handicapped parking places. Why is that? more
Regarding “Judge upholds Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking conviction” in the Daily Independent, April 2, 2022, I was glad to read that the judge refused to throw out Maxwell’s sex trafficking conviction despite of a juror’s failure to disclose he was a victim of childhood sexual abuse. more
As you drive through the Verde Valley on Interstate 17, you won’t notice any construction work as you cross over the Verde River. But down below the highway, crews are working in the river bed to reinforce the footings of the Verde River bridges to prevent erosion. more
The effects of inflation facing companies and consumers alike may also cause your car insurance rates to rise when it is time to renew your policy. Like many other financial obligations, car insurance is an expense that’s facing pressure due to disruptions caused by the pandemic and its economic effects. more
The past two years have shown us that public health is critical. That’s one reason why we at the Arizona Department of Health Services are excited to mark National Public Health Week and to have Gov. Doug Ducey commemorate this week by proclamation. more
With April 1 marking the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month, now is the time to take action to support kids most in need of a caring adult by volunteering as a court-appointed special advocate. more

Are you constantly shaking your heads in disbelief of what President Biden and staff are doing to totally destroy our wonderful country? It’s absolutely a crime! more
It’s interesting that women still take second place. more
As we watch (or try not to) Putin’s atrocities in Ukraine, back here in Arizona and elsewhere GOP-controlled state legislatures are passing spite and malice laws, which are demeaning to LGBTQ+ people, women and the poor. more
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. — Reinhold Niebuhr’s “Serenity Prayer,” 1943. Harry Truman understood Reinhold Niebuhr’s “Serenity Prayer.” Because of this, NATO’s founder would surely resist NATO expansion. more
A genuinely realistic assessment of the NATO expansion process of the previous decades was that it did not go far enough, was not militarily serious enough, and that, while offering Moscow the opportunity and aid in becoming a pillar of the liberal West, the alliance was prepared to return to the containment policies of the Cold War. more
As Major League Baseball begins its delayed season opening on April 7, let’s add another tradition to America’s treasured pastime — reciting the First Amendment before the game begins. more
You know Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and the Dalton Brothers. Now meet Harry Tracy, the Old West’s last outlaw. Tracy was a walking bundle of contradictions. Strikingly handsome with an Abercrombie & Fitch model’s disdainful smirk, he could be excessively polite. more

Do the national sports media give enough attention and respect to the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns? more
Following yesterday’s authorization of a second COVID-19 booster dose for ages 50 and older and those with weakened immune systems, new data shows just how much of a difference a booster dose makes. more
Being a citizen of the United States brings responsibilities, as well as rights. We hear a lot about our rights, not so much about our responsibilities. more
Baseball has always been on the cutting edge of bad behavior when corrections are needed. There was the fixed World Series of 1919, the color barrier in 1947, the steroid usage and corked bats of the 1990s. more
As of April 2022, there have been nearly 1 million confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. For most people, visualizing what a million of anything looks like is an impossible task. The human brain just isn’t built to comprehend such large numbers. more
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