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 […]

Harry Alexander: SJW’s out of control

Harry Alexander: SJW’s out of control

By Harry Alexander This nonsense of “social justice warriors” needs to be nipped in the bud. Of course, that might cause some sort of “trigger” for that group, but it will be for their own good. We have all heard or read about the various childish activities these people perpetuate. They’ve blocked conservative speakers from […]

Ride the rails for cool vacation

Ride the rails for cool vacation

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner One of the most relaxing ways to see the country or just go on a short trip is on Amtrak. However, when you choose to ride Amtrak, make sure you’re not in a hurry to get to your final destination. My wife and I decided to get away […]

Tucson ranks 3rd worst in Terms of large city growth

Tucson ranks 3rd worst in Terms of large city growth

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Tucson has made another list that doesn’t show off the city’s best side. This one is from the financial website WalletHub and it details how well a city of Tucson’s size is growing or not growing in socioeconomic terms. WalletHub measured 515 cities across America across 10 key […]

Tucson City Council flunks Symbolism 1A

Tucson City Council flunks Symbolism 1A

Bus shelter advertising gun show at Pima County Fairgrounds. Location of the bus shelter is 1st Ave and Grant Road. Photo by Harry Alexander. By Emil Franzi / Southern Arizona News-Examiner You may have noticed the number of local Tucson City bus benches advertising the next gun show. You may also recall that this city […]