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Black Lives Matter Movement Offers Badly Needed Lessons on Electoral Politics

We need to stop putting our favorite candidates on a pedestal. Instead, as Black Lives Matter has shown recently, progressives need to set the agenda and force candidates to follow.

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 READ MORE

Kevin Dooley (CC BY 2.0)

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

Associated Press

First Openly Bisexual Member of Congress Makes for Another Election 2012 Milestone

Kyrsten Sinema will represent the good people of Phoenix in the House after emerging victorious from an election-night squeaker. And thanks to the 36-year-old former state senator, the next Congress will feature its first openly bisexual member, as well as its first lesbian senator and first openly LGBT person of color.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 READ MORE

Start Our State Campaign

Leaving Arizona: Tucson Group Pushes Secession

Organizers in Tucson and surrounding Pima County have launched a petition drive that would put their plan to secede from Arizona on the ballot in 2012, a movement born out of liberal disgust with the conservatism of Phoenix and other northern neighbors. (more)

Posted on May 10, 2011 READ MORE

Thousands March on Phoenix (Updated)

An estimated 50,000 Thousands of people walked five miles through the streets and heat of Phoenix on Saturday in protest of Arizona’s new immigration law, which is slated to take effect July 29.

Posted on May 30, 2010 READ MORE

‘Los Suns’ Protest Immigration Law

The Phoenix Suns pro basketball team will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by wearing “Los Suns” jerseys—in part to protest their home state’s anti-immigrant law. Steve Nash, the team’s star (and an immigrant himself), explains rather eloquently why he opposes the law.

Posted on May 4, 2010 READ MORE


And Now, a Word From Shakira on Arizona SB 1070

She’s not an American, but she is a Latina, and Colombian pop star and self-professed “She Wolf” Shakira mobilized on Thursday for a visit to Arizona, where she was due to join forces with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to protest the Grand Canyon State’s oppressive new immigration law.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010 READ MORE


Immigration Debate Finds Center In Phoenix

A huge rally will converge in Phoenix on Saturday with activists calling for federal action to address Arizona’s immigration problems. At the center of it all is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a man accused of racial profiling in his notorious crusade against undocumented immigrants.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 READ MORE

Obama and veteran
AP / Alex Brandon

Obama Takes Aim at Defense Industry, Pork-Loving Politicians

Elements of the U.S. defense industry have yet to join the rest of the country in the post-Cold-War reality, according to President Obama, who also gave legislators who capitalize on the defense budget for self-serving reasons a verbal spanking as he addressed an audience of veterans in Phoenix on Monday.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009 READ MORE

NASA / JPL-Caltech/University Arizona/Texas A&M University

Water on Mars

For the first time, NASA has captured and is analyzing a sample of actual Martian water, which was collected by the Phoenix lander. It will take some weeks to fully process the data and determine whether the Red Planet could ever have supported life, but it’s a promising development for scientists and space nuts alike.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008 READ MORE

Mission to Mars

Posted on May 29, 2008 READ MORE

Mars surface
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Greetings From Mars

For seven agonizing minutes, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory had no idea if the $420 million and countless hours invested in the Phoenix Mars Lander would amount to more than a black spot on the Red Planet. Ultimately the mobile laboratory was able to dodge the 50 percent failure rate for Mars landings and beam back a few snapshots to prove it arrived safely in the northern polar region.

Posted on May 25, 2008 READ MORE

Our Amnesiac Torture Debate

Bush’s choice of Panama to make his declaration that America does not torture “is a little like dropping by a slaughterhouse to pronounce the United States a nation of vegetarians.”

Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE

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