Key State of the Union question: Will voters begin to distinguish between the Trump agenda and Trump the politician.
Monthly Archives: January 2018
Move cautiously on tax conformity
Paradoxically, federal income tax cuts will increase state tax collections. But the state shouldn’t be in a rush to give it back to taxpayers, as some conservative groups are urging.
What’s wrong with some good news about Arizona schools?
The furious reaction to an ad campaign touting good news about Arizona K-12 education raises a question that deserves more than a superficial ponder.
Blame the shutdown on the filibuster rule
The real outrage is that the federal government shutdown even though a bipartisan majority of the Senate voted to keep it open. Yet that real outrage has been lost in the partisan blame game.
In denouncing Trump, Flake imitates him
Trump has been irresponsible in the exercise of his free speech rights. But it is also irresponsible to depict Trump as a threat to the free speech rights of others. Or to compare him to Stalin.
Interesting splits over warrantless snooping
Arizona’s congressional delegation was divided over adding a warrant requirement to look at data collected about U.S. citizens or residents during a foreign intelligence investigation, although not along party lines.
Caution and skepticism about Ducey’s budget
Gov. Ducey’s budget relies on three fiscal maneuvers that lawmakers should question, but probably won’t.
What’s the role of lobbying in a representative democracy?
Tax reform doesn’t threaten Social Security or Medicare
The Democratic talking point is an attempt at misdirection.