Gosar’s vile video warranted censure, even explusion. But if he is to remain a member of the body, Democrats shouldn’t strip him of committee assignments. That denies his constitutents equal representation.
Monthly Archives: November 2021
Sinema’s big, but dubious, victory on infrastructure
Sinema proved her point about getting results through bipartisanship. Unfortunately, it came at the cost of further erosion of the principle of federalism.
The sorry saga of immigration reform
As illustrated by the latest proposal in the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, on immigration reform both sides never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
How to constitutionally enact a state budget with time to spare
The Legislature used to do it routinely, through an open, deliberative process.
Problems galore in Sinema’s Medicare drug deal
After the rapid and effective COVID-19 response, you’d think politicians would tread cautiously in giving the private pharmaceutical industry a gigantic shake-up.
Low turnout bond and override elections aren’t the way to fund schools
Someone needs to begin the hard work of sorting through the difficult details of how an equalized per-pupil funding system could be crafted.
AZ GOP candidates for governor not on the Youngkin path
Youngkin won by creating a political brand independent of Trump. All the GOP candidates are on the Trump sycophancy trail.
Justices should ignore legislative bellyaching about budget guidance
The state constitution’s single-subject and title requirements are clear enough. Legislators don’t need detailed guidance from the high court. But future challengers would benefit from clarification about remedies.
A sober climate change program wouldn’t ditch natural gas
Natural gas and a small carbon tax and tariff are the tools readily at hand to reduce carbon emissions.
Biden’s new Build Back Better framework is mendacity compounded
Neither Sinema nor Kelly are bothered by the failure to level with the American people about the true cost.