Apartment “Boom” is a “Boon?”

It’s too bad that Beth Duckett made the classic mistake of not digging a little deeper to put a cost/denominator on her happy-talk benefit/numerator in her Republic article, “New apartments means boon for Scottsdale.” Is it too early on a gray Saturday for a mathematical metaphor? The $2 million-over-projected building permit revenue ($6.5 was the […]

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Logical Fallacies

Part of the fun (if you can call it that) of observing and participating in the political process is witnessing firsthand and trying to identify logical fallacies in arguments used by politicians and bureaucrats. This handy reference guide comes to me courtesy of Greg Patterson’s Espresso Pundit e-newsletter. A large portion of Greg’s writing makes […]

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Scottsdale Civics Test

In a recent ┬ácolumn in what is left of the Arizona Republic (Legislature OKs civics test, public education is saved)┬áLaurie Roberts says, …Republican state officials who detest federal mandates in our schools are now not only embracing a test written by the feds but making it a graduation requirement. In the opening act of the […]

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