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Hey, Arizona, Next Time Try Scaphism

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime
Matthew Chapman

If we're not ashamed of executing our lowlifes -- strange that rich people never seem to get executed, what's that all about? -- then let the Bible be our guide and let's kill lots of people for all kinds of crimes and let's do it brutally.

It's Time for a Nationwide Moratorium on the Death Penalty

Brian Stull | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Brian Stull

This entire story is a tragic one, and it should push us to admit that the path to justice simply cannot include more gruesome violence.

Roque Planas

Jan Brewer Leaves Difficult Legacy For Latinos | Roque Planas | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices

She signed the bill that ushered in a new era of immigration politics. She presided over the banning of a controversial Mexican-American studies curri...

Jan Brewer Announces Retirement

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced Wednesday she will retire at the end of this term. "There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership, s...

Gays Can Eat Cake in Arizona Again!

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

SB 1062 in Arizona was vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer! But not everyone is so happy about it. Amidst the hatred, there was actually more entertaining hatred found on Twitter.

Your "Right" Not to Serve Them? An Arizona Veto

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your religious "right" to refuse service to gays and lesbians? Actually, no....

Arizona, Put on Your Rainbow Shades

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Why, if most Americans reject discrimination, do their elected legislatures support it? And, in particular, that means the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

We're Now Congratulating Common Sense

Vin Testa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Vin Testa

Sure, it's a victory in the smallest sense of the word, but is it worth celebrating the fact that the road to this veto was even taken?

Arizona and the Power of Boycotts

David Freudberg | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
David Freudberg

At a time of broadly acknowledged government gridlock, simple boycotts by concerned individuals and companies have the ability to bring about significant and sometimes quick changes, as the citizens of Arizona have just witnessed.

Brewer Spoiled My Entertainment

Byron Williams | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Byron Williams

Through my warped perspective, I would have preferred to see the bill pass, and then witness Arizona pay a heavy economic price for its insanity and hatred.

Rebranding Common Core

John Thompson | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
John Thompson

The reform public relations spin machine has struggled recently as more families reject top-down micromanaging of their children's schools. Common Core standards were originally sold as a corrective to the rote instruction encouraged by NCLB. Now Common Core is promising "tests worth teaching to."

WATCH: Grand Canyon Businesses Step Up To Keep Their National Treasure Open

Posted 10.15.2013 | Good News

Arizona businesses have been suffering since the government shutdown closed the Grand Canyon more than two weeks ago. But this weekend, the park r...

Jan Brewer Fights Back Against Satirical Article

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is not pleased about a fake press release suggesting that she wants gay conversion therapy in schools. On Wednesday "ci...

Solar Power's New Allies Named Bubba and Goldwater

Clint Wilder | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Clint Wilder

In Georgia and Arizona -- two states that are among the most conservative bastions in the U.S. -- solar power is finding some interesting new allies in the fight against large utilities that want to put the brakes on solar development.

Are the 'Yarnell 19' Casualties of Climate Change?

David_Goldstein | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green

The useful questions to ask are: "Is climate change making these events more likely to occur?" and "Is it increasing the intensity, duration and consequences of these events?"

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...

Brewer's Party Turns Against Her

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's own party is turning against her. Right-wing Arizona lawmakers mounted a protest Thursday of Brewer's support for Medica...

Brewer: Federal Government 'Refuses' To Secure Arizona Border

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) believes the federal government is neglecting her state's needs for border security resources. Brewer, a longtime bord...

Jan Brewer Official Accused Of Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

Jack Husted, the former Arizona Game and Fish Commission chairman appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer (R) who resigned last week, was the subject of numerous...

Official Claims Jan Brewer 'Overreacted'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Former Arizona state Rep. Terri Proud (R) said Wednesday that she believes Gov. Jan Brewer (R) "overreacted" after Proud made controversial remarks an...

Dems' Decision 'Opens The Field' For Arizona 2014 Governor

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona's decision to not enter the Democratic field for Arizona governor in 2014 has caused the Democratic side i...

Brewer Sets The Record Straight About Obama Relationship

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) dismissed the idea of being "Best Friends Forever" with President Barack Obama on Monday, after attending a dinner at the ...

The 'Price' of Health Care

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Ronnie Musgrove

Some governors are demonstrating that one-time critics of Obamacare can, and should, be willing to take another look at the impact Medicaid expansion will have on their state's budget -- and their constituents who may fall ill at some time in their lives -- in the face of a health care crisis.

Jan Brewer Issues Odd Request To Obama

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) called on President Barack Obama to tour the Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday, just hours before he took the stage to deliver...

If Medicaid Expansion Is Good Enough for Gov. Brewer, It Should Be Good Enough for Gov. Christie

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Gordon MacInnes

Many of those covered by the expansion are workers. We seem them in restaurants, gas stations or tending to suburban lawns. They are playing by the rules but not living the American Dream.