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Bill Hart

Justice can be blind, but it also can be phony
Bill Hart
July 7, 2015

Judges are reassuring figures. Their dispassionate approach, caution and knowledge of the law bolster our confidence in America’s cherished system of justice. Except when they point out why much of that confidence is misplaced. Or advise us that, as Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski puts it, “Although we pretend otherwise, much of what we do in the law is guesswork.”


Joseph Garcia

Arizona is not Nebraska for immigration reform
Joseph Garcia
June 24, 2015

Driving by a heavy retail and residential area the other day, I was somewhat surprised to come across a healthy patch of corn growing in a nearby field.

“This must be Nebraska,” I said to myself.

Of course I know Arizona is no Nebraska.


Dan Hunting

AZ must find more revenue streams for education
Dan Hunting
June 10, 2015

Shortly after new data was released showing that Arizona ranks last in the nation for per-pupil instructional spending, teacher salary and school administration expenditure, Governor Doug Ducey announced a plan for an additional $300 per pupil for K-12 education over the next five years.


Sapna Gupta

U.S.-Mexico: Cross-border partnerships
Sapna Gupta
May 23, 2016

This post originally appeared as an aswer to the question "What will the emergence of a First World Mexico mean for the Southwest?" posed by Zocalo Public Square's Up For Discussion section.


Kathleen Ferris

Why we're doing fine while California's thirsty
Kathleen Ferris
June 1, 2015

Facing unprecedented water shortages, California Gov. Jerry Brown imposed mandatory urban water use reductions of 25 percent. We are not seeing such draconian measures in central Arizona, because Arizona leaders had the foresight to make tough decisions to prevent a water crisis.


Joseph Garcia

Arizona says goodbye to Governor Castro
Joseph Garcia
May 20, 2015

Arizona said its final goodbyes to Governor Raul Castro last week with memorial services in Tucson and Phoenix, including a special event at the state Capitol hosted by Governor Doug Ducey.


Joseph Garcia

For better or worse: AZ future defined by education
Joseph Garcia
May 4, 2015

The value of education is transforming, not only for the individual but also for Arizona’s collective body.

There is no more worthy investment.

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