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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Calling all mainstream Republican voters

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Calling all mainstream Republican voters

Don't like the tea party? Vote in the primary.

August 06, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Schools have been way short of money, but how were lawmakers to know?

It's safe to say that no public school in Arizona has ever suffered from the Legislature's too-bountiful largesse. Quite the opposite.

August 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: How one Tucson school seeks to close the poverty gap

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: How one Tucson school seeks to close the poverty gap

This is the thing about public schools. They exist to educate kids. But that's tilting at windmills if other basic problems - food, shelter, clothing, safety - aren't addressed.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: How one school seeks to close the gap

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: How one school seeks to close the gap

Principal McAllister, the human banana split: "I am very cold, I am very sticky, I am delicious. But most of all, I am proud of my Walter Douglas Bulldogs!"

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Legislators need to walk in these shoes

I have this fantasy: Every elected official in Arizona, particularly those in the Legislature, spends two weeks straight as a substitute teacher in a public school whose students live in poverty - a place like Walter Douglas Elementary School.

July 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: ProEnglish group speaks xenophobic language of 'The Code'

'American" doesn't mean "white." But before we get to that, a quick detour.

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: What would our Founding Fathers and Mothers think of us today?

Looking around at the folks gathered at a good friend's home for a potluck dinner and a clear view of the fireworks on Independence Day, the inevitable question arrived:

July 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Truth to tell, Leif Garrett is not my brother - yet, in a larger sense …

Some family is created through relation, some through love.

July 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Using moms to argue equal pay same as using dads to justify unequal wages

So it turns out that the Equal Rights Amendment had nothing to do with laundry detergent.

June 13, 2013 7:45 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Let's pin the issue of sexual assault where it belongs: on the attackers

Let's talk about the rapists. Conversations, including in those in Congress, about how to get thousands of military women who have been sexually assaulted to believe, despite ample evidence to the contrary, that their accounts will be heard and addressed with justice skips an elemental part …

June 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: The 'wouldn't have prevented' gambit on gun-safety laws

Few words are worth less in the campaign to make our communities safer from gun violence than "But it wouldn't have prevented …"

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Gassen: Arizona's follicle conservatives

I'm following the ever-so-straight line that Arizona Rep. David Gowan has so helpfully drawn for the public, connecting the dots straight from health-care to coiffures.

May 02, 2013 8:21 amLoading…

Sarah Gassen: Boston wounded don't need to "overcome" for us

When Boston was attacked and limbs went flying, people who thought their day would be spent watching runners cross the finish line found themselves on an unwanted journey.

April 25, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: A good day for criminals who want to buy a gun

Too many senators support easy access to guns for criminals and people who are dangerously mentally ill.

April 18, 2013 8:00 amLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Kelly is a target because he wants to curb guns; ignore the distractions

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Kelly is a target because he wants to curb guns; ignore the distractions

We've come to the distraction part of the gun "debate." Look over there! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Mark Kelly doing something!

March 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Gassen: Our lives are kaleidoscopes of tiny, isolated moments in time

We've perfected traveling through time and space without leaving our seats. Sitting side-by-side, our molecules are close to one another, but we're miles and galaxies away. It's always been that way, but back then we called it imagination.

March 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Gassen: Ochoa school's Peace Garden is an award-winning family affair

Kids know that to get things done, you have to accept that you can't do it alone. And you have to ask.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: The sequester is going to hurt, no matter what the seed-eaters say

Barring any last minute "miracles" to call off this Congress-inflicted fiasco, automatic federal budget cuts will kick in. The reductions total $1.2 trillion spread over nine years. The first cuts will be $85 billion by the end of September.

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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