Ray Carroll: Why I joined the fight to end opiate abuse

Ray Carroll: Why I joined the fight to end opiate abuse

By Ray Carroll Just shy of 20 years as Pima County’s District 4 supervisor, it was time to decide whether to seek a sixth term or hang up my spurs from elected life altogether. I decided now would be the right time to do an encore career in the world of nonprofit service. I hope […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Bonfires of the vanity

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Bonfires of the vanity

By Mike Tully First, they flipped their lids, then they set them ablaze.  Trump supporters who feel they were burned by their hero’s tête-à-tête with Democrats are setting fire to their Make America Great Again hats by the rackfull.  A private dinner with Chuck and Nancy?  Nice words about the Dreamers?  Neither was part of […]

Phil Richardson: The battle of the sexes

Phil Richardson: The battle of the sexes

By Phil Richardson Exactly 44 years ago—September 20, 1973, nearly 40,000 people squeezed into The Houston Astrodome or joined 90-million others in front of their TVs, to watch what was touted by sports writers to be “The Battle of the Sexes.” THE SETUP: The instigator, Bobby Riggs, a 55-year old (said at the time by […]

Joe Guzzardi: A California native hangs his head – state goes sanctuary

Joe Guzzardi: A California native hangs his head – state goes sanctuary

By Joe Guzzardi Take it from this California-born and reared native, the Golden State was once the greatest place in the world. “Once,” that’s the key word. The California I grew up in didn’t have today’s rampant urban sprawl, paralyzing traffic jams, killer criminal gangs, or widespread crushing poverty, the by-product of one of the […]

Ben Crystal: What happened, Hillary?

Ben Crystal: What happened, Hillary?

By Ben Crystal Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign retrospective, What Happened, will cost you around $20. To me, the idea of forking over $20 or so on 500 pages of the worst presidential candidate in modern history blaming everyone but her wardrobe assistant(s) for her humiliating defeat seems sillier than thinking that dressing like Dr. Evil’s older […]

Victor Davis Hanson: South Korea and North Korea still stand off

Victor Davis Hanson: South Korea and North Korea still stand off

Think of the Korean Peninsula turned upside down. Imagine if there were a South Korean dictatorship that had been in power, as a client of the United States since 1953. Imagine also that contemporary South Korea was not the rich, democratic home of Kia and Samsung. Instead, envision it as an unfree, pre-industrialized and impoverished […]

Michael Barone: House Republicans’ frustrations may doom their majority

Michael Barone: House Republicans’ frustrations may doom their majority

By Michael Barone The Founding Fathers didn’t expect that serving in Congress would be a lifetime career. And for a century, it mostly wasn’t. The first election in which more than half the incumbent members of the House of Representatives were re-elected was in 1898. Since then, the majority of House members have been returned […]

Walter E. Williams: The Welfare State’s legacy

Walter E. Williams: The Welfare State’s legacy

By Walter E. Williams That the problems of today’s black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question. This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of what’s claimed by […]

Dr. Jane Orient: Not letting the hurricane crisis go to waste

Dr. Jane Orient: Not letting the hurricane crisis go to waste

By Dr. Jane Orient Miami mayor Tomás Regalado and MSNBC’s Ali Velshi are looking beyond the suffering that Hurricane Irma is causing in Florida. It’s “an opportunity” to talk about climate change. “This is something that needs to be addressed. If Washington doesn’t want to do it, we will do it by ourselves,” said Mayor Regalado. The […]

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