The future of Social Security looks bleak

The future of Social Security looks bleak

From NCPA In 2008, the eldest members of the Baby Boom generation turned 62 and became eligible to collect early retirement benefits from Social Security. Shortly thereafter, in 2010, Social Security began running its first cash deficit since 1983, writes Peter Ferrara of the Heartland Institute. In order to cover that deficit and meet its […]

Indiana digs in its heels against EPA, other states may follow

Indiana digs in its heels against EPA, other states may follow

By Rob Nikolewski / Watchdog.org The crown jewel of the Obama administration’s environmental policies is the Clean Power Plan but one Republican governor says he won’t implement it unless “significant changes” are made — and there are indications other GOP governors may soon follow suit. Telling national energy reporters in a conference call Thursday that […]

Ranking the states according to their ‘fiscal health’

Ranking the states according to their ‘fiscal health’

By Ben Bullard / Personal Liberty Digest Rural states with a history of conservative leadership generally fare better than urban ones with a history of progressive leadership — but there are exceptions in this latest study by George Mason University, ranking the 50 states in terms of their governments’ financial health. Arizona was in the […]

Government broadband is a bad idea for taxpayers and consumers

Government broadband is a bad idea for taxpayers and consumers

By Michi Iljazi / Taxpayers Protection Alliance From the Chattanooga EPB to the Memphis Networx, Tennessee is becoming the leader in wasteful and unnecessary municipal broadband systems.  In particular, the Chattanooga EPB fiber optic municipal broadband system has become the poster child for wasting taxpayer money and bullying tactics (click here for a detailed description […]

UA football: Wright, Tagaloa named to award watch lists

UA football: Wright, Tagaloa named to award watch lists

All-American linebacker Scooby Wright III, left, and offensive lineman Freddie Tagaloa, right, were each named to a national award watch list on Friday. By Molly O’Mara / UA Sports Information Office All-American linebacker Scooby Wright III and offensive lineman Freddie Tagaloa were each named to a national award watch list on Friday. Wright was included […]

1832 – Source of Mississippi River discovered

1832 – Source of Mississippi River discovered

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner July 13 1832 – U.S. Indian agent and explorer Henry Schoolcraft stumbled upon the source of the Mississippi River. Its 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico begins at Lake Itasca, Minnesota. 1866- Present day Wyoming- construction begins on Fort Phil Kearny between the forks of the Little Piney […]

Art Sloane: Veterans voice

Art Sloane: Veterans voice

By Art Sloane The Spirit of 45 observances will be held at 8 a.m. Aug. 14 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Cave Creek Road in Phoenix. This commemorates the end of World War II with the Japanese surrender. The official signing of the peace treaty actually happened on Sept. 2, 1945. It […]

McSally and Salmon join on Student Success Act

McSally and Salmon join on Student Success Act

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Arizona representatives Martha McSally and Matt Salmon earlier this week voted in favor of the Student Success Act which is designed to reform the K-12 education system. Both said the bill will restore education decisions back to the states and local school districts, in separate news releases. “H.R. 5 […]