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Very Excited…

September 3, 2007

The Critical Arizonan sent this announcement around privately last week but neglected to post it here.  Thanks to DSW over at the Sonoran Alliance. Advertisements

Public Use vs. Private Property

August 23, 2007

I continue to be amazed that governments — local, state, federal — continue have the, um, guts shall we say to torment the taxpayers through increased taxes, regulation, intimidation, treachery, and so on. This article in today’s East Valley Tribune has got me wide-eyed though.  It concerns the city of Chandler trying to build a […]

The Purpose of Education

August 22, 2007

Around this time last year, I listened to a radio show that was discussing the merits of education.  The show, a quasi-conservative talk program, featured a renown educator most notably for his columns on the need for improvements in education, particularly public education.  During the course of this show, they decided to take some calls […]

Mayor Gordon and Phoenix City Council Uses Scare Tactics

August 20, 2007

In today’s Arizona Republic there is a piece on Proposition 3 which Phoenix voters will have the chance to consider on September 11th.  Proposition 3 would lift the spending limits already in place to allow Phoenix to set its own spending limits. The problem is that the current budget for Phoenix is $3.3 billion.  Phoenix […]

Big, Big, Big

August 15, 2007

“Man is not free unless government is limited.”  Ronald Reagan Bob Robb pens a decent piece today on the departure of Karl Rove and his tenure with President Bush.  Recounting the goals and the policy agenda of the Bush presidency, Robb sums it up in one phrase: Bush wanted to create such a majority by […]

Is Renzi Close to Making a Decision?

August 15, 2007

Has anyone seen or heard from Rick Renzi? Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi (Congressional District 1) has been very quiet this past month. Renzi, under federal investigation for a land swap deal as well as another investigation whether he proposed legislation to benefit the company of his father, submitted his annual financial disclosure form on Monday […]