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Joseph Garcia

'American Dream' tied to immigration reform
Joseph Garcia
August 6, 2013

President Barack Obama was in Arizona on Tuesday, again talking about “the American Dream.” It was a bit different this time, though, with the president making the direct connection between home ownership and immigration reform.


Joseph Garcia

We must define what 'secure border' means
Joseph Garcia
June 29, 2013

How “secure” is secure when discussing the U.S.-Mexico border?


Joseph Garcia

Why is Arizona standing alone in a Nebraska cornfield?
Joseph Garcia
June 5, 2013

There’s “Corn Area Planted for All Purposes and Harvested for Grain, Yield, and Production,” according to 2012 tallies by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Agricultural Statistics Service:

• 6,240,000 bushels of corn in Arizona
• 1,292,200,000 bushels of corn in Nebraska


Erica McFadden

Arizona Youth 'Dropped' and Disconnected?
Erica McFadden
March 1, 2013

Many Arizonans have expressed alarm at the seemingly unceasing stream of critical reports about our state’s public education system. Funding levels, class size, test performance — no matter what is measured, it seems, Arizona ranks poorly if not near the bottom.


Erica McFadden

AZ public schools jeopardized by diverting funds to private ones
Erica McFadden
May 31, 2013

A recent Merrill/Morrison Poll conducted with 488 Arizona adults found that 97 percent of voters view a top-quality public education as important to Arizona’s future, yet 74 percent said the state Legislature underfunds public education and seven in 10 oppose shifting funds from public schools to parochial, private and charter schools.


Joseph Garcia

Kicking sand in the face of Arizona's down and out
Joseph Garcia
June 14, 2011

When Senate Majority Whip Steve Pierce glibly opened Monday’s reconvened special session by explaining away his notable absence Friday with his day-at-the-beach soliloquy, it was apparent this day – like any other day – would be anything but for Arizona’s unemployed.

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