We were very fortunate that Gates and his colleagues were in charge of county government when the Republican Party went mad.
Not the way to use price to allocate Colorado River shortages
Ad hoc deals and billions of general tax dollars is a highly inefficient way of doing the right thing.
An attempt to restore judicial restraint
Are the sovereign rights of the State of California defined and circumscribed by the current state of the pork industry?
Trump could beat Biden in a rematch
In 2024, Biden can’t bifurcate his political audience the way he did in 2020 — posing as a safe, moderate Democrat to swing voters, while assuring progressives he would enact their agenda.
Inching toward water markets
Markets and prices are the best way to bring supply and demand back into balance after Colorado River allocation cuts. Barriers against them are beginning to crack.
The Political Notebook 4.21.23
The politics of Hobbs’ record-setting veto spree; Phoenix’s prevailing wage dance; a federal spending freeze has merit.
When should the U.S. fight?
There is a big difference between providing materiel to Ukraine and going into combat for Taiwan.
A final plea: Go with top-two, not ranked choice
The duopoly of the two major parties is ripe for reform in Arizona, but reformers are headed in the wrong direction.
Judges shouldn’t be deciding homeless policy
Phoenix is caught in the crossfire between federal and state judges. Which may be where the city wants to be.
Don’t compete with China over Africa
Harris’ diplomatic mission illustrates how and why the U.S. shouldn’t fully turn geopolitical competition with China into a new Cold War.