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Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Trans-Pacific trade deal is bad for working Americans

Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Trans-Pacific trade deal is bad for working Americans

No matter what line of work you’re in, you should be watching the debate over the emerging trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) very closely.

January 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Response to poverty: invest in the building blocks of a better economy

The series on poverty the Arizona Daily Star just finished running struck a chord with me, and I’d like to share what I think the federal government is doing right and wrong to address the issue.

August 22, 2013 9:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Balancing Act is a fair alternative to pain, misery of sequestration

Guest Column: Balancing Act is a fair alternative to pain, misery of sequestration

The massive federal budget cuts that will start Friday as part of the "sequester" will damage our economic recovery and mean fewer services here in Southern Arizona. Strip away the conservative economic theories and party-line rhetoric and that's the reality we're facing.

February 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Let's build renewable-power facilities on state's 'wastelands'

Let's build renewable-power facilities on state's 'wastelands'

With over 300 days of sunshine a year in Arizona, it's easy to see why hundreds of thousands of people are attracted to our state. However, our abundant sunlight can do more than just attract visitors - it can renew our economy through the production of solar energy. In fact, the business of…

March 18, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Grijalva: Single-payer plan would fix the system

Grijalva: Single-payer plan would fix the system

The need to pass health-care reform is now. For six decades, we have endured a broken system. We have tolerated egregious flaws and injustices, allowing insurance companies to dictate what constitutes the norm. For too long, we have dismissed the insurance companies' failings as "business-as…

July 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Ailing Arizona needs unity

Ailing Arizona needs unity

Arizona and the nation are suffering an economic crisis. We have seen our neighborhoods, schools and roads decline. Our daily newspapers and TV news broadcasts report large numbers of layoffs, foreclosures, education cuts and a rising number of uninsured people.

February 08, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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