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Common sense would dictate that Chickenhawks like Dick Cheney and Ted Nugent should be the last people to be consulted about troop levels and defense matters, but that’s exactly what is happening. Chickenhawks everywhere hope that an aggressive chest-thumping posture on fighting for your country will cause the American public to have amnesia about how these cowards showed the white feather when it came time for them to stand up and fight for their country during the Vietnam War. When it comes time for someone to fight for their country, Nugent and Cheney think there is no limit, as long as it does not include them. It insults our veterans to let Cheney and Nugent pose as patriots.
When I was studying to be a rabbi, I spent several years doing volunteer service work in India, Thailand, El Salvador, Ghana, and many other countries. During that time, I heard many wrenching stories from women who had been the victims of violence. They told me they felt powerless, vulnerable, and scared.
Three-year-old Alexis Martin is the youngest person in Arizona to join Mensa.
WASHINGTON — Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.
A lawsuit challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan that was filed by fellow Republicans in the state Legislature was dismissed in a ruling released Saturday, handing Brewer a major victory in her battle against conservative members of her own party.
Federal officials on Friday poured cold water on Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin's plan to force Medicaid recipients to get a job and to limit their insurance to a maximum of five years, saying the proposals likely run counter to federal law and won't be approved.
Republican standards for immigration reform would benefit businesses
“If Justin Bieber were Hispanic he would be on the next bus out of here.”
MEXICO CITY — The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993.
WASHINGTON — Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don't, the government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they're plunging toward peril.
“What an amazing man. Senator Rand Paul wants to make Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky a campaign issue if Hillary runs for president. So if he runs on his own accomplishments, he should show fear. Little dogs bark loudest when they are scared.”
Olympia, Wash. - Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified Tuesday before a Washington state House panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that "the nation is counting on you."
U.S. Sen. John McCain hasn't decided whether he'll run for a sixth term, but the former GOP presidential nominee said Tuesday that the Arizona Republican Party's censure of him over the weekend may just have provided the motivation to seek office again.
Oh no, here we go again. Arizona Republicans will be asked again this year to “hold our noses” and vote for another “centrist, compassionate” (could that possibly mean R.I.N.O.) Republican. The last time it was for Mitt “Hundreds of Millions of Family Trust Fund Dollars squirrel-awayed in so-called ‘off-shore Caribbean Island Nations’ Romney.”
“Pres. Obama should start acting more like a Republican, and shut down everything in John Boehner’s district, Mitch McConnell’s district, and Eric Cantors district. The “R” in Republican stands for retribution, that is how you get things done.”
Conceding his plan is likely doomed, a Southern Arizona lawmaker is leading the charge to repeal last year's expansion of the state Medicaid program.
“With this cold blast that is hitting much of the country people are asking what happened to Global Warming? Maybe it’s lost in the same place you can keep your doctor? In someone’s imagination!”
Tom Patterson’s column, “Marriage gap contributes to inequality,” seems to leave out the harsh realities of inequality in America. Tens of millions of Americans struggle to survive economically, while the wealthiest people are doing very well and corporate profits are at an all time high. In fact, wealth and income inequality is greater today than at any time before the great depression. One family now owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans. In recent years 95 percent of all new income has gone to the top 1 percent. How can Mr. Patterson say the “key to the whole deal, the most basic explanation of what’s going on is the marriage gap?” Nations will not survive when so few have so much and so many have so little. It has nothing to do with a “marriage gap.”
2014 is looking more and more like the Federico Fellini surrealistic “Year of the Absurd” thanks to President Barack Hussein Obama and his “Kafkaesque” Administration.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, who operate a nonprofit hospice and nursing home, as a matter of conscience don’t want to be in the position of providing abortifacients and contraceptives under Obamacare, as most employers are required to do.
Why does the Arts and Entertainment Television Network feel that the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights don’t pertain to their employees? As far as I know, President Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have not yet abolished Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, although I may be wrong.
President Obama, switching the subject from Obamacare, recently gave a speech describing income inequality as the most significant issue of our time. Advancing inequality “is what drives me”, he said, because it “poses a fundamental threat to American prosperity”.
Organizations working to help Arizona residents enroll in health insurance plans on the new federal exchange said this week a steady flow of people was signing up as the deadline loomed to get coverage that starts Jan. 1.
I think everyone agrees that the 600 million dollars spent for the “affordable health act” rollout was a total disaster. But I have not seen or heard anyone telling us the additional taxpayer cost to try to fix the mess. If the people who did a bad job cost 600 million, what will it cost for the “best and brightest”?
“Did you see the photo of the president shaking hands with Castro? Oh, I meant the photo of Richard Nixon shaking hands with Fidel Castro. He put the five-finger grip on Mao Tse-tung, too. Their records on human rights are pretty well known, but somehow the Republicans have a bad case of memory loss about those photos. McCain slipped Muammar Gaddafi ‘five’ also, but he seems to have forgotten that while taking Pres. Obama to task for his greeting to Raul Castro.”