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Arizona's No Good, Very Bad Samaritans

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

These discriminatory laws are not about "religious freedom." From a Christian perspective, such legislation is the betrayal of everything Jesus of Nazareth taught.

An Outbreak of Sanity

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Folks, there is reason to be hopeful that our lawmakers can put aside their ideological differences every now and then and do what makes sense for constituents.

Governor Goes To Bat For Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed five bills Thursday, the first to reach her desk since she vowed to veto all legislation until the state Legislatur...

Arizona Immigrant Driver's License Ban Suit To Be Heard By Judge

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX, March 22 (Reuters) - Lawyers will ask a federal judge on Friday to prevent Arizona from denying driver's licen...

Why Hispanics and Female Humans Flee From Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's hard to find anything about Rep. Cory Gardner's record that supports Fox 31 reporter Eli Stokols' claim that Gardner is leading the charge on immigration to "addresses questions of border security and citizenship without alienating Hispanics."

Freedom College: Prescott School Grants Credits to Outlawed Mexican American Studies Course in Tucson

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Jeff Biggers

While fumbling Tucson school officials await the fate of the outlawed Mexican American Studies in a federal court desegregation order, the prestigious Prescott College announced it will grant college-level credit for a banned Chicano/a Literature course.

Brewer Group Relies Heavily On Billionaire GOP Backer

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

A political action committee organized by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) to help sway elections received heavy backing from Las Vegas hotellier and billi...

Jan Brewer 'Slugged' Reporter, Photographer Claims

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Days before Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) slipped out of her state on an unannounced weeklong work trip -- reportedly to Afghanistan -- she punched a re...

Jan Brewer's Secret Location Revealed?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

The mystery of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's (R) whereabouts got one step closer to being solved on Tuesday, as Bloomberg reported that the governor was i...

Arizona Celebrates Week Without Governor Brewer or Her Gaffes

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

While it is not clear if Acting Governor Bennett, who once challenged the validity of President Obama's birth certificate in Hawaii, can refrain from carrying on Brewer's weekly gaffes, the state is hopeful.

Can the GOP Evolve With People Like Jan Brewer?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

With these characters anchoring the GOP to a losing past, will the party be able to change direction on immigration enough that they will be able to win national elections again?

Brewer Dissed By Fellow Govs

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) played something of a host this weekend as her colleagues convened for the Western Governors Association's annual winter m...

States Out of the Union: How Lincoln (and Real Arizonans) Would Respond to Today's Secessionists

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

While electronic secessionist petition mania spreads across the fringes of 30 states this week, the confederacy of state's rights champions might want to click over and check out Arizona's recent election.

Arizona's Real Immigration Question: Not 'Papers Please' but 'Which Side Are You On?'

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Some observers may see this as cementing "papers, please" as Arizona's new state motto, the real question for civil rights advocates is over compliance and inevitable law suits.

Arizona's "Barrio Defense" Rises for SCOTUS Decision on SB 1070

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

With defiant Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer growing more emboldened as the Supreme Court readies to unveil its ruling on the state's SB 1070 "papers, please" immigration law, Arizona human rights group Puente are bolstering their Barrio Defense Committees.

Arizonans Respond to Brewer Attack on Obama: Governor Doesn't Understand Immigration

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

As President Obama hailed the "extraordinary contributions" undocumented youth will make to our society, Gov. Jan Brewer hunkered down in the Arizona state capital with her own views on "Obama's Amnesty Plan."

Arizona Awaits Supreme Court Ruling: Interview with Alfredo Gutierrez on Next Phase of SB 1070

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Over the past four decades, former Democratic leader and activist Alfredo Gutierrez has been on the front lines of Arizona's civil rights and immigration battles.

Brewer Defies Republicans On Health Care Law

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Arizona is one of more than two dozen states challenging the federal health care overhaul, but Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's administration is moving t...

Arizona State Militia Formed, Sovereignty on the Ballot, Will Gov. Brewer Sign Bill for State Takeover of Federal Lands?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

The key point in Arizona's new bill underscores the state's intent to sell public land to private enterprise and elude federal environmental protections guaranteed by the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and other regulations.

Jan Brewer Strikes Deal After Long Fight

The Republic | Mary Jo Pitzl | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature's top Republican leaders announced Friday that they have reached a deal on a state budget for next year that holds...

Brewer Overhauls Clemency Board In Height Of Big Execution Year

Associated Press | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Gov. Jan Brewer has overhauled Arizona’s five-member board that often is the last chance for death-row inmates to seek mercy, a move that comes with...

Frustrated Brewer Issues Threat

Arizona Capitol Times | Luige del Puerto | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics

After weeks of budget talks with no agreement in sight, Gov. Jan Brewer gave legislative leaders an ultimatum, telling them she would veto bills until...

Brewer Move Will Likely Be Challenged

Associated Press | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill to prohibit use or possession of medical marijuana at public universities, community colleges or child-care...

John Celock

Arizona Senate Passes Abortion Bill That Would Protect Doctors Against Lawsuits | John Celock | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

The Arizona Senate passed a bill Tuesday that will prohibit medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors who withhold information from a woman that co...

John Celock

Arizona House Approves Loaded Guns In School Zones | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Arizona House of Representatives has voted to repeal the state's gun-free school zone laws, setting up a potential battle th...