Jan Brewer took her fight with "special interests, liberal media and cynical politicos'' to a whole new level with her book " Scorpions for Breakfast.'' The title came from comments Chuck Norris made about Brewer, saying she is so tough she must eat scorpions for breakfast. (Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer)
U.S. stocks are falling Monday afternoon, following the market’s biggest weekly loss in two and a half years, as the price of oil continues a six-month slide. The Russian ruble has plunged to a record low against the dollar.
The letter from Mr. Murphy about stupid Americans was correct to an extent. Really stupid Americans are too dumb to vote. Our biggest problem is those who are willfully ignorant and too lazy to research anything. They get their information from conservative TV or radio, or simply vote the same way they have always voted — by party. That is why we had an election in which the Republicans won seats in Congress, but “liberal issues” such as higher minimum wage, background checks, reproductive rights and legalization of marijuana, among others, did pass. So it seems that American voters know what they want but don’t know who will give it to them.
In 1967 Ronald Reagan signed a game-changing bill into law legalizing abortion in California. Today, some Christian and Jewish religious leaders and organizations are increasingly speaking out in support of a woman’s right to choose. Notably, a recent poll found that 70 percent of Americans do not support further restrictions on abortion access.
Lately, one of Jesus’ more cryptic phrases has been making laps inside my head. I came back across his words while reading the Passion accounts in the Gospels, this year quickly speeding toward the Lenten season as it is. These words were spoken on the last night Jesus was with his disciples: “Abide in me, and I will abide in you.”
The pansies and sexual deviants, funded and pimped by the Democrat Party, and aided and abetted by that great socialist propaganda machine, the American “education” system, have plunged the United States into total decline...
Ahwatukee resident Neal A. Lester received the East Valley NAACP’s highest honor, the Roy Wilkins Community Service Award, on Oct. 4 at the NAACP’s 40th Freedom Fund Gala Awards Banquet at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort-Pavilion in Chandler.
Our society loves labels of all kinds. Many of us now check out the label on packaged food products before we buy them. Perhaps because we’re watching our weight, avoiding allergens, or trying to reduce the salt in our diet. Or maybe because we’re trying to make healthier choices about what goes into our body. Some of us just like to know where our fresh food is grown. When it comes to clothing, we may prefer a certain designer label, or a brand that we know fits us well. With greater social awareness of injustices around the world, many of us also look at labels so we can shop wisely for fair trade products, or avoid buying from countries with unfair or abusive labor practices. Then there are other labels such as nicknames, or descriptors that we use to conveniently label and categorize people. These labels, which are largely subjective, quite often determine our attitudes and our treatment of others. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the cruel and hurtful labels that children of all ages use to dehumanize, taunt, or exclude others.
A House Republican candidate is using video footage moments before the beheading of American James Foley in a campaign ad criticizing Arizona Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and her record on national security.
On Sept. 23 the Arizona Public Research Interest Group (PIRG) released a report that criticizes the proposed Interstate 11 as a “questionable expenditure of public resources.” This report makes some good points; that Americans are trending toward less reliance on personal vehicles, that development trends have been changing, and that public transportation ridership is up throughout Arizona. However, it ignores a broader vision and need for such a project.
Voiceover:"Terrorist threats are growing. Are we secure? Are we protected?"Keeping us safe and secure is Congress' job. Kyrsten Sinema hasn't done her job."Sinema voted in Congress to give terrorists full legal rights under the Constitution."Sinema voted in Congress to allow Guantanamo terrorists to return to their countries."It's true. It's wrong."Kyrsten Sinema allowed her liberal agenda to get in the way of our safety."For more, please visit: http://wendyrogers.org
A recent (letter to the editor) from a Mohave County Supervisor, Hilda Angius, was published here (“Think twice before voting for Dial,” AFN, Aug. 10). Angius correctly stated that Jeff Dial had sponsored a bill that was to relieve tax liability for a group of land owners in Mohave County. What was not stated was that this bill, unanimously approved by both sides of the aisle in both the Legislature and Senate, signed by the governor, approved by the legislative attorneys gave this relief to 30-plus land owners who had been in a 23-year court battle with the federal government over ownership of this property. The county attorney’s office had given permission for these owners to not pay the property taxes during this litigation. Unfortunately, the attorney general’s office and a liberal federal judge found the bill needed more clarity to make it meet the muster of the Arizona constitution.
Derek Weglarz, son of Dennis Weglarz and Maurna Winterer, has been named to the 2014 Lawrence University dean’s list for maintaining a 3.4 GPA or higher for the full 2013-14 academic year. Weglarz is a 2013 graduate of Desert Vista High School.
Political signs lining the streets declare the names and goals of candidates for several offices in the state of Arizona but across the East Valley and Ahwatukee Foothills, there are also signs calling some incumbent Republican legislators “liberal.”