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.
When the omnibus package of anti-immigration bills proposed by Senate President Russell Pearce failed to pass, commentators suggested that Arizona was ready to take a breath on the immigration debate.
Brisenia Flores was an ordinary American girl in a dusty border town in Arizona. Nine years old, she loved Belle from Beauty and the Beast and playi...
It seems the Grand Canyon State has lately become as famous for its extremist politics as for its famous national park. Some Arizona residents say they've had enough, they're ready to leave Arizona. But they're not talking about moving to another state. They want to start a state of their own.
Secession may have its virtues, and while the seductive logic of "local control" may have an appeal across the political spectrum, it is equally the case that recent history has not been particularly kind to "breakaway republics."
The natural tendency is to back away from public service after such a frightening episode. But the best way to honor the sacrifices of public servants is to create a culture that lifts up leaders who won't be deterred by anti-government ranting.
For much of the last generation, Arizona was held out as a promised land. But in 2011, the state is coming to represent a violent revolution of rising and failed expectations.
It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on U.S. TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.
While much condemnation has rightly been expressed toward Arizona's anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, a potentially more insidious measure, is set to take effect on January 1, 2011.
Welcome to Arizona, sir. I'm with the Phoenix Police Department.
The president has ramped up policies that created the conditions for 1070's passage. If he doesn't act to reign them in, any gains made among Latino voters will be castles in the sand.
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Friday's Phoenix Tea Party Express rally, which took place outside the State Capitol at noon, was in some ways predictable, and in some ways totally unexpected.
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Attacks on migrants in Arizona didn't start with SB 1070 and won't end with the partial injunction granted to the Obama administration. The Arizona boycott is about more than SB 1070.