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Monthly Archives: April 2022
Brnovich abuses his legal review authority over elections manual
A legal review is supposed to ascertain whether there are any manifest violations of state law. Brnovich has gone way beyond that.
Arizona Supreme Court usurps democracy in setting tax rates
As a result of the court’s actions, Arizona now has income tax rates not approved by any democratic process. Not by voters. Not by the Arizona Legislature.
Why are Republicans interrupting the Democratic meltdown on immigration?
Overpromising what state action, such as Ducey’s Border Strike Force, can do distracts from the real issues, both substantively and politically.
Yellen points toward a post-Ukraine trade policy
Reorienting supply chains away from countries that pose geopolitical risk is an intriguing concept, but the details would be difficult.
How Ducey used and misused his Covid emergency powers
Ducey’s management of Covid-19 reveals that the state’s emergency powers laws need an overhaul.
Title 42 shouldn’t be part of the immigration debate
It’s fair for Republicans to use immigration as an issue against Biden and Democrats. But misusing a public health measure for immigration control shouldn’t be part of it.
What the high court actually said about Arizona’s proof of citizenship requirement
Contrary to claims, the court never said that Arizona couldn’t enforce its state law requiring proof of citizenship for new registrants.
Brnovich takes a powder on GOP election lawsuits
Brnovich has stood tall on one point of principle: defending state laws against legal challenges. Not anymore.
The need to reorient American foreign policy after Ukraine
The Russia-China authoritarian alliance shrinks the purportedly necessary trade-off between our interests and our values.