Battle of Wits, Cave Creek and Scottsdale

I’ve been a little busy lately, but I have been recently amused by the news of the Cave Creek council recall that saw four incumbents dumped this week. The Arizona Republic covered the story (“Final results“) with a thin veneer of “journalism” that lacked any depth of the issues underlying the battle of wits–or half-wits, […]

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Bond Peddlers

David Smith wants to raise your taxes. Yes, the same David Smith who wants to cut your taxes. And the same David Smith who has no problem giving away millions of dollars of your tax money to subsidize private businesses like the National Football League, the Professional Golfers Association, the Scottsdale Cultural Council, and polo […]

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Desert Water Crisis

In its continuing coverage of the great Southwestern Drought, which seems to magically disappear from our minds every time it rains, the Arizona Republic published yet another great piece of work by Brandon Loomis this week. It doesn’t help our awareness that the Republic buries a print front-page story in the muddled mess that AZCentral […]

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