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 […]

Phil Richardson: Climate change – the greatest concern

Phil Richardson: Climate change – the greatest concern

By Phil Richardson It is real and it threatens extinction of life on our planet, perhaps sooner than we imagine, if the trend line toward global warming is not turned around. One doesn’t need to be suffering the loss of a home from a wildfire or flood nor be breathing throat-rasping smoke, nor be one […]

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 […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The time for Trump-shaming has come

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The time for Trump-shaming has come

By Mike Tully “Every crowd has a silver lining.”  – P. T. Barnum; “There’s a sucker born every minute.” – Barnum Associate David Hannum; “(Y)ou idiots just don’t understand …TRUMP understands ME!” – Trump Supporter Maxon Roads On April 6th New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a column entitled, “My Most Unpopular Idea:  Be Nice to Trump Voters.”  Kristof […]

Phil Richardson: The Silk Road Group

Phil Richardson: The Silk Road Group

By Phil Richardson The title evokes images of Marco Polo, the Italian explorer who became an aide to the mighty Mongolian Kublai Khan, ruler of most of Asia some 700 years ago. Traders who followed Polo’s track with long lines of camels laden with trade-goods, brought back the prized silk materials, woven of a material […]

Phil Richardson: Russian reprise—Chapter II: Beginning to connect the dots

Phil Richardson: Russian reprise—Chapter II: Beginning to connect the dots

By Phil Richardson You may find some of this stuff intriguing or boring, according to how great an interest you have in geography, real estate development and willingness to spend long hours chasing down the backgrounds of people with names like Mikheil Saakashvili, recent President of Georgia—the state south of Russia, where incidentally, one Jozev […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Boffo numbers, baby!

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Boffo numbers, baby!

By Mike Tully This column begins with a quiz.  See if you can correctly answer the following multiple-choice question. Q:  If you have a group photograph of Mike Flynn, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci and Steve Bannon, you have a picture of: A basketball team that consistently loses to the Washington Generals. The cast […]

Phil Richardson: Russian reprise

Phil Richardson: Russian reprise

By Phil Richardson On May 17th, 2017, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed a Special Counsel with a directive from U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “Oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.” That is a verbatim quote. I took special pains to […]

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