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Thrown by gay marriage, caller invokes heavenly wrath

Thrown by gay marriage, caller invokes heavenly wrath

Bad weather shows God is against same-sex nuptials, he says.

October 22, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Garrecht Gassen: No more 'the children are our future'

Garrecht Gassen: No more 'the children are our future'

Whitney Houston lyrics are not an education policy.

September 24, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Ex-Sen. Pearce's entitlements

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Ex-Sen. Pearce's entitlements

What's said on radio doesn't stay on radio.

September 17, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: It's hard to trust gun-toters

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: It's hard to trust gun-toters

Few understand the high cost of gun violence.

September 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Ferguson reveals our hidden lines

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Ferguson reveals our hidden lines

Put yourself in another person's shoes.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Adios, Horne and Huppenthal

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Adios, Horne and Huppenthal

There were so many reasons to boot this pair of professional opportunists.

August 27, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
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: Ready to launch

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Ready to launch

Graduates, prepare for reality of insecurity as you start professional life.

July 23, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Obama isn't on the bus, only kids

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Obama isn't on the bus, only kids

Republican Adam Kwasman accidentally makes a point in his migrant bus screwup.

July 16, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Mr. Potato Salad's mayo-fueled zeitgeist

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Mr. Potato Salad's mayo-fueled zeitgeist

Nothing sincere can survive long on the Internet.

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Questions about cuts to AZPM

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Questions about cuts to AZPM

It's reminiscent of effort to dismantle the journalism department 20 years ago.

July 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: A tale of two Als

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: A tale of two Als

I planned to write this week about Al Melvin, the Arizona state senator and failed gubernatorial candidate who wears his “conservative Christian” label more in your face than on his sleeve.

June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Getting paid to go away, Sunnyside style

Some get-rich schemes to consider.

June 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: What strange fear are all those high-powered guns hiding?

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: What strange fear are all those high-powered guns hiding?

Another week, another shooting rampage. Or two. Or three. The frequency is sickening, and frightening.

June 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Changes for the better are being made at Pima Animal Care Center

One small, cramped, beige concrete block room at the Pima Animal Care Center is where, if all goes well, the journey from goodbye to hello begins for thousands of unwanted, lost, neglected or abused animals.

May 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Graduation means launch, ready or not

I overheard students at the UA last week — three of them, excited about graduating this weekend but clearly, obviously nervous, with good reason.

May 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Want a date with Kermit the Frog? No? How about George Clooney?

It’s amazing how little we know about ourselves.

May 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: The wastefulness of pity

The last pumpkin went mushy over the weekend. It had been on the kitchen counter since before Halloween, one of six or eight lined up as reminders that fall does come to the desert.

April 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Child welfare in Arizona needs more than intentions

‘Intent” is a grand word. It can convey a determination, or it can sound like something while being nothing.

April 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: US must continue leading on rights for the disabled

What makes a person disabled?

April 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Brewer’s leaving, but conservatives retain stranglehold on state

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Brewer’s leaving, but conservatives retain stranglehold on state

Jan Brewer isn’t going to run for a third term as Arizona governor.

March 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: When the thrill is gone, think of the social, productive bee

With what looks to be our one day of winter behind us — clouds, precipitation, below 70 degrees (long sleeves!) — it’s difficult not to look ahead to the inferno we know is coming.

March 06, 2014 10:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Don’t abandon Arizona to right-wing extremist Republicans

Arizona Senate Bill 1062 was not a defense of the religious. The legislation, which would have permitted discrimination based on religious belief, was a weapon whipped up in a desperate grasp for power by those who interpret change as a personal assault.

February 27, 2014 7:30 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Escalating from words to bullets

In a time of instant communication — much of it reaction to what someone else did or said — deadly force is the most potent instant communication of all.

February 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Not so concerned with bigots' discomfort

Football player Michael Sam’s statement that he’s gay shouldn’t be news. In the world of sports, though, an announcement like that gets attention because even if being gay isn’t unusual, talking about it is.

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Twilight years are anything but gentle, easy

Living out one’s twilight years. It’s such a lovely turn of phrase for a time that can be so benignly cruel.

February 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Questions about guns

We know what won’t change gun laws in the United States:

January 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Working through mental illness with words

‘What do you think?”

January 16, 2014 7:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: My bathroom scale must be a Republican

I am pretty sure my bathroom scale is a Republican.

January 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Christmas means Sparkle Pig and smiles

Christmas is a chameleon.

December 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: To adapt, put your best toe forward

Life is all about the big toe.

December 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Respect isn't earned, it's learned

The nearly 100 students who attend Sentinel Peak High School in the Flowing Wells Unified District are proof that the American high school system doesn’t work for everyone.

December 12, 2013 7:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: 50 years of community at Walter Douglas Elementary

Fifty years ago the doors to Walter Douglas Elementary School opened to its first batch of students.

November 07, 2013 12:30 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Courage in Halloween and high school

There was a lot of dressing up in my neighborhood — friends with homemade capes (or bath towels), colored hats from the zoo, cardboard-and-glitter crowns.

October 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Voter suppression dressed up as legal opinion

Call it the Hassle Maxim:

October 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: The Obama-haters' willing suspension of disbelief

The hyperbolic are not inclined to hide their lights under a bushel basket.

October 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Republicans aren't to blame for shutdown fiasco, they're responsible for it

I have this hypothetical bouncing around my head:

October 06, 2013 10:15 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Finding your footing to stand tall

Middle schools are caldrons of antsy discombobulation.

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: We 'Ordinary Americans' deserve informed candidates

Fall brings several benchmarks: the pumpkin farm, my annual baking imperative, the inevitable hopeful excursion into nature that ends with sunburn and the realization that it really is still hot, even though we wish it weren’t so.

September 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Guns offer the illusion of protection

A mass shooting — another mass shooting — hit the news this week, and any sense of shock is gone. Such rampant killing is no longer an anomaly. The disbelief has given way to inevitability. There is no sense of what the hell is happening to our world, no outrage that we have allowed a societ…

September 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Expand University High School entrance requirements

The Tucson Unified School District Governing Board is considering changes to how students are accepted for admission to the district’s flagship school, University High. Suggestions to take a fuller measure of a student and broaden the criteria are smart and more equitable to students, and sh…

September 13, 2013 4:18 pm

Sarah Gassen: Prostitution is no victimless crime, and Tucson program offers a pathway out

Beth Jacobs stopped midway through telling her life story and stood to greet the woman who just entered the church rec room. Beth smiled to her and spoke softly:

September 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Gassen: Which game is McCain playing?

Sen. John McCain is everywhere. In Syria, in the White House — well, visiting the White House — and, from time to time, even in Arizona.

September 05, 2013 6:30 amLoading…

Tucsonans find ways to help neighbors in need

Imagine being a boy without a home. A place to sleep for the night, yes, but no real home. Being on the move so often his belongings are carried in a plastic bag.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Sex ed is a necessity, but not a requirement, in AZ

We’re going to be talking about sex, so let’s just get this out of the way first:

August 29, 2013 9:30 amLoading…

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