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On the Dangers of the Two-Party System

The Democrats and Republicans have had their national conventions, and voters will be selecting between two of the most unfavorably-viewed candidates in modern American political history, the Democrat Hillary R. Clinton and the Republican Donald J. Trump. Not only are their net favorability ratings of worse than -20 practically unheard of among major party candidates, […]

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We’re No. 46!

Arizona’s sustained status as a bottom feeder now includes ranking #46, fifth from the worst, in the Best State for Working Moms category. We seem to hang out with Alabama (#48) a lot these days. Vermont is number one and Nevada is dead last. Arizona’s total score was 37.50, about half of Vermont’s 63.90. In […]

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La Noche del Concierto sin Fronteras

The Concert without Borders Saturday, April 16, is troubled by chilly winds that flap the huge banners hung behind two stages separated by the U.S. border fence and eventually help drop the temperature down to the 40’s. The sound system is desperately in need of sound check in both English and Spanish. Tremendous enthusiasm for […]

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Music Knows No Borders

What if the barrier between the United States and Mexico were a wall of song? April 16, for the fourth year, Concert without Borders proves a border can easily be crossed by both music and good will. The event features musicians from Mexico and the United States performing on stages separated only by the slatted […]

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La musica no conoce de fronteras

¿Qué sería si la barrera entre los estados Unidos y México fuera una canción? Este Abril 16, por cuarto año, El Concierto sin Fronteras demuestra que una frontera puede ser cruzada fácilmente por música y buena voluntad. El evento presenta músicos de México y Estados Unidos actuando en escenarios separados solo por la reja de […]

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The Fix Is In at the AZ Statehouse: A Review of “The Cactus Caucus”

The sense that “the fix is in” on a particular issue, the assurances of our elected representatives notwithstanding, is sure to give community activists that “uh-oh” feeling. Some of us bus riders felt it when a member of the City Council told us that the “redevelopment” of the Ronstadt Transit Center would be a “win-win” […]

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Message to the People of France

Even though the Tucson’s bus strike is over, the Bus Rider’s Union wants the City Council to end its contact with Transdev Corporation, who manages the bus service. In this video, which was created during the strike, reveals the power hierarchy of our local bus system. Do we want our city’s transportation to be managed […]

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