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Border Detention Images Show How U.S. Abuses Migrants

Security camera images unsealed in a federal lawsuit show immigrants detained by Customs and Border Protection wrapped in emergency blankets and squashed together with no room to move.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 READ MORE


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How the Water Crisis in the West Renewed the Debate About the Effectiveness of Major Dams

In the midst of drought after drought, some are pushing for the enormous Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River to be decommissioned.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE



Do You Think the New York Election Trouble Was Intentional?

Following numerous cries of election fraud in other states, New Yorkers wonder who is to blame for their own complicated primary.

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 READ MORE



Arizona Secretary of State Confirms Election Fraud During Primary Vote

Further enraging state residents, Michele Reagan acknowledged that many voters were given provisional ballots because their party affiliation had been changed without their knowledge.

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 READ MORE



Arizona’s Voting Rights Fire Bell

It’s bad enough that an outrage was perpetrated last week against the voters of Maricopa County, Ariz. It would be far worse if we ignore the warning that the disenfranchisement of thousands of its citizens offers our nation.

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 READ MORE


An Old-School California Love-In Greets Bernie Sanders in L.A.

The rock-star treatment that the candidate received at a rally—complete with passionate, chanting fans—didn’t distract him from the issues.

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Live Blog: It’s Mountain Time for Presidential Candidates on ‘Western Tuesday’

The news of terrorist attacks in Brussels cast a pall over the presidential primaries and caucuses held Tuesday in Utah, Arizona and Idaho. Update: Clinton and Trump may have taken Arizona, but rivals Cruz and Sanders had major wins in Utah as the latter also took Idaho.

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE



The Media Buy In to Donald Trump’s Authoritarian America

Now that he has bullied his way into the mainstream, it’s time for the media to take a serious look at his policies and the dreadful consequences they would have if he occupied the Oval Office.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders in Tucson: Immigrants Are ‘Doing the Hardest Work in America’

The Democratic presidential candidate called for reforms that would protect from deportation the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the U.S. without permission. He also called for an end to the easy availability of assault weapons.

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 READ MORE



Winners and Losers in the GOP Debate That Went On and On

This debate won’t alarm Democratic strategists. The Republican infighting will make them happy, and so too will the portrait it painted of an extreme, angry party that is also—Rubio and Bush excepted—very pessimistic about the future of our nation.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE



Report Card: Which Candidates at the GOP Debate Got a Gold Star?

Sorry, Republicans, but it’s still Donald Trump’s world. And sorry, Donald, but now you have to share it with Ben Carson.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE



McCain Slams Trump for Firing Up GOP ‘Crazies’

Sen. John McCain was eager to get a word in after Trump’s rally last weekend in McCain’s home state of Arizona.

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 READ MORE



AUDIO: Can You Tell Good From Evil in ‘Cartel Land’?

The filmmaker behind the spellbinding, Sundance award-winning documentary out in theaters this month tells KPFK host Joshua Scheer about the moral confusion that prevails in border towns where vigilantes struggle against the violence of drug cartels and the rule of law has vanished.

Posted on Jul 11, 2015 READ MORE



The U.S. Is Now the World’s Second-Largest Spanish-Speaking Country

The United States now has 41 million native Spanish speakers and 11 million people who are bilingual.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE


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Gaza in Arizona

In October 2012, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces explained his country’s border policing strategies at a border technology conference in El Paso, Texas. “We have learned lots from Gaza,” he told the audience. “It’s a great laboratory.”

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 READ MORE



Reciting This Bilingual Poem in Schools Apparently Violates Arizona’s Absurd Ethnic Studies Law

“Tú eres mi otro yo/ You are my other me,” begins a section of a poem often taught in Arizona classrooms.

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 READ MORE


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Border Wars in the Homeland

Shena Gutierrez was already cuffed and in an inspection room in Nogales, Ariz., when the Customs and Border Protection agent grabbed her purse, opened it, dumped its contents onto the floor, and began to trample on her life, quite literally, with his black boots.

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 READ MORE



Despite the Sad State of American Politics, Rep. Raul Grijalva Is Optimistic—Here’s Why

These days it’s easy to be jaded by our political system. So why does Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva have a positive outlook?

Posted on May 9, 2014 READ MORE


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The Fight Against Religious Bigotry Continues

Don’t be misled by pundits proclaiming victory in the battle against religious bigotry after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of her state’s gay discrimination bill. The battle rages on, both in a host of similar measures proposed in states across the country and in a set of potentially landmark cases pending before the Supreme Court.

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 READ MORE



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Who Favors Gay Newlywed Discrimination? Most Republicans, Old People, Southerners, Evangelicals

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute sheds light on the divisions in the U.S. over gay marriage.

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 READ MORE



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How Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill Would Have Hurt the Religious

Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the Arizona Legislature’s effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.

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Arizona Governor Vetoes Gay Discrimination Bill

Gov. Jan Brewer defied conservatives in and out of her state to veto a measure that would have made it legal for businesses to refuse to serve gay customers.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 READ MORE



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Arizona Governor Expected to Veto Gay Jim Crow

Gov. Jan Brewer is a tea party darling, but she doesn’t want to lose the Super Bowl or Apple’s business.

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 READ MORE


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Making Solar Power While the Sun Shines

New solar power installations are surging, but a tax rebate that has helped propel them will decrease in 2016. That raises a related question: Why isn’t solar power required in all new building construction?

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Two States Start ‘Separate but Equal’ Voting Systems

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and a separate ruling tossing out Arizona’s “proof of citizenship” law, Arizona and Kansas have adopted separate voter registration systems for federal and state/local elections, the latter requiring proof of citizenship. Look at it as Jim Crow 2.0.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Never Again Enough

The crucial question for Phoenix, for the Colorado, and for the greater part of the American West is this: How long will the water hold out?

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19 Firefighters Die Battling Raging Arizona Wildfire

Nineteen firefighters, most of them from an elite crew, were killed Sunday after they were overtaken by the fast moving flames of the Yarnell Hill Fire.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 READ MORE



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At Least 1 Death, Hundreds of Illnesses Blamed on Record U.S. Heat Wave

The Western part of the United States is in the throes of a record-setting heat wave that is expected to continue through the week, with temperatures forecast to hit the 120s in some areas.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 READ MORE



Controversial Voting Law Struck Down, Snowden ‘Honored’ by Cheney, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s poll numbers take a dive amid controversies plaguing his administration and a new report says Virginia’s Republican governor is using taxpayer dollars for personal expenses.

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Arizona Man Charged With DUI Despite Not Being Drunk (Video)

A 64-year-old retired firefighter was arrested and charged with drunk driving even though tests showed that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.00 and a drug recognition officer said the man was completely sober.

Posted on Jun 10, 2013 READ MORE


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Phoenix in the Climate Cross Hairs

If you want a taste of the brutal new climate to come, don’t think of Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy. Look to Phoenix, where if the power goes out, people fry.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 READ MORE



Rand Paul Gives Money to Treasury, McCain Gets Heckled at Town Hall, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a prominent Republican’s endorsement of same-sex marriage and the fight over the looming sequester heats up on Twitter.

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Should Taxpayers Be Funding Private Schools That Teach Creationism?

We’ve pushed standards, testing and accountability for public schools, so why shouldn’t private institutions receiving taxpayer money have to meet those same requirements?

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Where in the World Is Jan Brewer?

The Arizona governor has left the state for “official business.” The trouble is, since her location is being kept a secret, no one—save for Brewer and her aides—knows her exact whereabouts.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 READ MORE



GOP’s ‘Doomsday Plan,’ Cory Booker’s Food Stamp Challenge, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the climate change deal President Obama is quietly putting together behind the scenes and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s latest confrontation.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 READ MORE


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