Harry Alexander: Tucson zoo props apparently pass

Harry Alexander: Tucson zoo props apparently pass

By Harry Alexander Last week, I wrote that the two City of Tucson ballot propositions concerning the Reid Park Zoo had failed. On Thursday of last week, the vote counters tallied up all those approximately 10,000 votes that were left laying on the floor and elsewhere and came up with a final count. Turns out […]

Harry Alexander: Tucson re-elects its problems; Veterans Day thoughts

Harry Alexander: Tucson re-elects its problems; Veterans Day thoughts

By Harry Alexander Well, another local election cycle has passed and Tucson residents will still have to put up with two ineffectual city council incumbents. Steve Kozachik and Richard Fimbres easily won re-election. In the other council race a democrat will take over from the retiring also ineffectual democrat. That means we will have to […]

Harry Alexander: Halloween, Tucson elections and Amazon

Harry Alexander: Halloween, Tucson elections and Amazon

By Harry Alexander Thank goodness Halloween is over and done! I don’t know about you readers, but I certainly got tired of reading about all of these “practice” Halloween parties where your costume was either approved or not for being “culturally sensitive.” Give me a break! Halloween is for the kids. Adults do dress up and […]

Harry Alexander: Free speech rights and the NFL

Harry Alexander: Free speech rights and the NFL

By Harry Alexander No doubt you have all read or seen stories about the NFL players and other athletes taking “a knee” when the National Anthem is played before the start of the game. Critics have complained, rightly so, that by taking “a knee” during the National Anthem, these players are disrespecting the flag and […]

Harry Alexander: Tucson’s vice mayor speaks out on Trump’s DACA decision

Harry Alexander: Tucson’s vice mayor speaks out on Trump’s DACA decision

By Harry Alexander  Tucson Vice Mayor Regina Romero is one prominent local official who is not pleased with President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind former President Obama’s DACA program. That’s the program, established by Executive Order, where illegal aliens brought their children with them when illegally entering the United States. Obama’s program allowed the children […]

Harry Alexander: Rewriting history for the Left

Harry Alexander: Rewriting history for the Left

By Harry Alexander Apparently, Arizona history is no longer safe from the Left’s “history monitors,” who are now calling for the removal of six Confederate war memorials throughout the state. Local NAACP chapters and Black Lives Matter groups want the state to get rid of the Confederate memorials because, in their words, “we can’t go […]

Harry Alexander: Remembering our “chief”

Harry Alexander: Remembering our “chief”

By Harry Alexander Those of you who receive the Southern Arizona News-Examiner newsletter in your email already know about this. Those who don’t, I will tell about it now. The founder of the Southern Arizona New-Examiner, Emil Franzi, passed away on June 7 at age 78. He had suffered from cancer and it unfortunately got […]

Harry Alexander: Cubs win the big one!!

Harry Alexander: Cubs win the big one!!

By Harry Alexander I woke up this morning and asked my wife if it was true the Cubs won the World Series last night, or, did I have the best dream ever for a Cubbie fan? She said, “no, Cubs win.” Wednesday night, Game 7 of the World Series was one of the best baseball […]

Harry Alexander: Holy cow! It’s happened!!

Harry Alexander: Holy cow! It’s happened!!

By Harry Alexander This piece is not political in nature nor tone. It’s just a simple piece about my baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, winning the 2016 National League Pennant and my excitement about that! I have been a Die-Hard Chicago Cubs fan since 1953. It happened because I was born into a family that […]

Harry Alexander: The “Rock ’em Sock ’em” candidates

Harry Alexander: The “Rock ’em Sock ’em” candidates

By Harry Alexander The U.S. television networks and many political pundits are proclaiming this year’s presidential debates as a battle of sorts for the nation’s highest office, which of course is, President of the United States. And, in many respects, that’s true. However, it’s clear even to Joe and Jane Sixpack that the debates, as […]