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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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