As the nation watches the Tucson Unified School District's spiral into disarray, hundreds of students have walked out of their Tucson schools today in a coordinated protest against the banishment of the district's acclaimed Mexican American Studies program.
Presidential contender Michelle Bachmann brought her floundering campaign into Arizona today, giving a special shout-out to embattled State Senate President Russell Pearce for his role as the architect of the state's controversial SB 1070 "papers please" law.
Claiming that sections of the Voting Rights Act are "either archaic" or "not based in fact," Tom Horne has indeed stumbled against his own future and Arizona's unfinished history of voting rights violations.
At a press conference Wednesday, John Huppenthal declared the Ethnic Studies/MAS Program to be out of compliance with the state's controversial ban. Just one glitch: On closer review, the audit ultimately finds the program to be in compliance.
Soundly debunking the state's charges that the program teaches children to "overthrow the government" and promote ethnic chauvinism, university scholars and administrators explained the widely accepted approach of culturally relevant curriculum.
On the eve of Arizona's most famous native son's celebrated birthday, Joe Arpaio unveiled his latest media stunt, the war-time invoking Operation Desert Sky -- a 30-plane air posse of armed volunteers to track Mexican smugglers.