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Joseph Garcia

Arizona's actions invite questions of racism
Joseph Garcia
August 3, 2015

“Does it come down to racism?”

That is a question Latino groups and others have asked in relation to Arizona’s obsession in trying to deny driver’s licenses to legally eligible undocumented immigrants.


Erica McFadden

ADA 25 years later: We're still not equal
Erica McFadden
July 27, 2015

This July marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and while there is reason to celebrate progress over the years there remains a call to action to affirm equality – especially in terms of employment.


Dan Hunting

No quick fix for Arizona education funding
Dan Hunting
July 23, 2015

When Governor Doug Ducey unveiled a proposal to generate an additional $2 billion for Arizona’s cash-strapped education system by tapping the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund (PLETF), it was greeted with cautious optimism: Here, at last, is a plan to direct more money to our schools without resorting to a tax increase.


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.

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