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Baja Unplugged

Posted March 4, 2011 | 12:10:06 (EST)

We crossed the Mexican border a little after noon on January 1, just east of San Diego at El Escondido. We immediately got lost.

At the time it was frustrating, but it later became clear that the jarring disorientation of suddenly jumping into a new culture was just the first...

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McCain's Flip Flops

Posted August 19, 2010 | 16:28:40 (EST)

As I head into the last week of my grassroots campaign to win the Arizona U.S. Senate Democratic nomination to face John McCain in November, I'd like to share a series of excellent political cartoons that my campaign featured in advertising over the last few months.

The cartoons are...

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The Clock Is Running Out on Net Neutrality

Posted August 17, 2010 | 11:57:09 (EST)

The Federal Communication Commission should act swiftly to protect free access to the Internet and prevent media giants from co-opting the future of the most powerful new medium since the printing press.
 
Incredibly, the FCC asked the corporations who stand to profit most to write rules on how bandwidth will be divvied...

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Fix Social Security, Now!

Posted July 26, 2010 | 16:43:38 (EST)

There has been much hue and cry about the future of Social Security, one of the most visionary and popular programs in our nation's history.

The trust fund is expected to become insolvent in 2037. That seems like a long time off, but we should act soon...

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Facts, Not Fear

Posted July 21, 2010 | 12:13:26 (EST)

On the road to the November election, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer continues to see an illegal alien under every bush. This is the path she has chosen and this is the path from which she will not stray.
 
Brewer announced she is granting $10 million in federal stimulus...

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Arizona's Axis of Hysteria

Posted July 14, 2010 | 14:29:58 (EST)

Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce have teamed up to create a parasitic fund-raising web site, BanAmnestyNow.com.

This is a cynical attempt to boost their political careers and enrich their Republican cronies by whipping up still more division and fear-mongering in...

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Deadly Drug War

Posted July 4, 2010 | 13:58:22 (EST)

Blame for the tragic bloodshed in Mexico that has left more than 22,000 dead and is now spiking with a series of assassinations of political leaders leading up to Sunday's national elections leads straight to America's failed War on Drugs.

The 40-year jihad launched by Richard Nixon in 1970 was...

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Brewer's Beheading

Posted June 27, 2010 | 03:51:57 (EST)

There is absolutely no evidence to support Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer's series of inflammatory statements in the last two weeks that the majority of illegal Mexican immigrants entering Arizona are drug smugglers and hardened criminals and that beheadings are now occurring in Arizona.

Brewer's statements only hardens opposition to...

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Oil and Sun

Posted June 21, 2010 | 18:19:16 (EST)

Arizona Senator John McCain lead the "drill-baby-drill" mantra to expand offshore oil drilling along America's coastlines during the 2008 presidential campaign.

"I believe it is time for the federal government to lift these restrictions and to put our reserves to use," McCain said in a June 17, 2008 speech in...

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Obama Falls Short on BP Oil Leak in Address

Posted June 16, 2010 | 16:12:23 (EST)

In his first Presidential Address from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama missed a rare opportunity to set this nation on a fundamentally new course for regulating the oil and gas industry.

Breaking the current "fox-guarding-the-henhouse" regulatory structure is essential in meeting the President's laudable goal of creating a...

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Why an Investigative Journalist Is Running Against John McCain

Posted June 15, 2010 | 12:47:59 (EST)

Until late April, I was a fulltime investigative journalist based in Arizona with more than 26 years of reporting and writing on political corruption, corporate scams and general skullduggery that this beautiful state breeds as copiously as thorns on a cholla cactus.

Arizona is ground zero for brazen corruption,...

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