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Shaping Southern Arizona's future

Shaping Southern Arizona's future

Gov.-elect Ducey, let’s grow our economy and improve educational outcomes together.

December 06, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
David Bradley: governor's   CARE Team appointments to deal with CPS

David Bradley: governor's CARE Team appointments to deal with CPS

The governor’s selection of the Child Advocate Response Examination Team is the right step. Particularly gratifying is the selection of Charles Flanagan to chair the team. Flanagan, director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, is the most articulate and skilled child advocate…

December 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Medicaid expansion has support because it reflects our exceptionalism

Guest Column: Medicaid expansion has support because it reflects our exceptionalism

The longer the legislative session creeps along, the more unpredictable and possibly more dangerous it becomes.

May 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
GOP leaders need common sense

GOP leaders need common sense

Thomas Paine is often summoned from the shelf by conservatives as they try to invigorate the discontents of the public by promoting the notion that the electorate's freedoms are in jeopardy as they are being compromised or usurped by government.

August 06, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Inmate death highlights need for prison changes

Inmate death highlights need for prison changes

I am in the chain link cage where Marcia Powell, inmate 109416, spent the last moments of her conscious life. The Corrections Department director and I close the gate behind us. We both recognize that it is not likely that there will be any acceptable explanation for this catastrophe.

May 27, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Lawmakers on all sides must make hard choices

Lawmakers on all sides must make hard choices

Edmund Burke, often considered the founder of conservatism, noted legislators are not simply the instruments of the people who send them but are, just as importantly, the guides of those same people.

March 09, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
To right state's ship, we all must row

To right state's ship, we all must row

In response to a question about prospects for the upcoming legislative session, I despondently noted that it didn't look very good and that it in some respects it seemed quite hopeless. That remark generated an instant rebuke, more like a dressing down, from an elderly and elegant woman bare…

December 09, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Legislature lacks strategic thinking

Legislature lacks strategic thinking

Arthur Herman, in his recent book "Gandhi & Churchill," notes "that politics is not always the art of the possible. It is sometimes the art of choosing between the distasteful and the disastrous."

June 19, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

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