You’re the BOMB, Mom? by Norah Booth It’s Mother’s Day, a time to give thanks ...
The City of Tucson’s initiative to increase city sales tax by 1/2 per cent over ...
ABOMINATIONS by David Ray The vote was a hundred to one, a clear majority. ...
I made my first visit to Big Mountain in the early ‘80s. I came alone ...
Because of discussions he had with a Russian national and which he failed to disclose, ...
I. INTENTIONS Technological Progress: have you ever heard of it? Yes, I know, lots of folks have. Marketers have made sure of this. We are bombarded with reports of it every day, by thousands of advertisements. We are told that this year’s new car is “better than” last year’s new car, and many reasons are […]
What can be done about the horrors of the Trump administration and how? A big question, but before we can answer it we need to better understand why Trump was elected, then assess the current political dynamics and build an effective opposition. Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States with an electoral […]
Sister Clare Dunn, the first Catholic nun elected to public office in the United States and who served as a Tucson Democrat in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1975 to 1981, will be inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame on March 23. Sister Clare and her legislative assistant, Sister Judith Lovchik, were […]
Given that our new Vice President is a member of the powerful, but shadowy, Washington, D.C. evangelical group “The Family” (officially, the Fellowship Foundation), Jeff Sharlet’s 2008 book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power would seem worth looking at again. And it is hardly a reassuring re-read for anybody already […]
A new pipeline under construction in northern Mexico has become a major controversy involving the local Yaqui indigenous community, which is less that pleased about the Agua Prieta tube’s route (straight through Yaqui territory). Things went from bad to worse on Oct. 21, when the pipeline’s supporters attacked a group of protesters, killing one, wounding eight, and causing […]
So, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature? I have to wonder if the Swedish Academy, which apparently won’t be enjoying the pleasure of his company at this week’s acceptance ceremony, isn’t getting a perverse pleasure out of putting some of us literary types in the uncomfortable position of having to criticize the choice […]
Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías is arguing that creating a state-authorized, taxpayer-subsidized “free-trade zone” to bring Monsanto Corporation to Pima County is the wrong kind of economic development for our county not only because of the relatively few people their local operation would employ but also because of their long record of environmental mismanagement and […]