The consequences of Phoenix’s misadventure in the hotel business extend well beyond city government to engulf the entire state.
Monthly Archives: August 2017
On Arpaio pardon, the facts don’t matter to either side
Trump pardoned Arpaio because he is an important symbol on one of Trump’s signature issues, illegal immigration. Pardon opponents have serially misrepresented what Arpaio was criminally convicted of doing.
Country goes loco over Confederate statues. Why?
The statues should come down, but they aren’t worth getting this worked up over.
Trump announces the end of his foreign policy
Trump ran on a new direction for American foreign policy. No place was better suited to apply it than Afghanistan. Instead, Trump opted the same old, same old.
High court adds to state vs. local muddle
When the justices make a mess, they should be willing to clean it up. Even without being asked.
Obamacare can’t be stablized without being fixed
The health care plan of the Problem Solvers Caucus, supported by the three Arizona representatives from swing congressional districts, won’t solve the problem.
McCain’s Afghanistan strategy heads down the wrong road
After 16 years, $700 billion, and 22,000 casualties, it’s time for Afghanistan to find its own course.
The judge, not the corrections director, was out of line
Ryan’s memo might not have been wise, but the judge’s comparison with Joe Arpaio was way out of line.
Befuddled thinking about Arpaio and immigration
Arpaio wasn’t railroaded, but he didn’t get the jury trial guaranteed by the Constitution.
U.S. shouldn’t blur Venezuelan lessons
The most constructive thing the United States can do in Venezuela is stay out of the story.