At the Library with Borges

I have many fortifying memories of the Joel Valdez Library and the plaza that fronts it, which is named for the enterprising Jácome family and contains a striking red metal sculpture, but on April 5, 2021, as I sat in a black car across the street from that library and noted how its white façade …

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Another Arizona Doctor Sounds Hospital Alarm (and Is Ignored by Tucson Media)

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We now have our second case of an Arizona doctor sounding the alarm about the overburdened hospitals in the state, receiving much attention in the national media for it, but barely getting a mention in our own, local media. The previous case, which we reported on, involved the Tucson media’s silence at University of Arizona …

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Say It Like It Is Instead of What It Isn’t

I’m in favor of that and you should be as well. In this case, what it isn’t is the unemployment rates listed by your and my devious government. Does anyone actually believe—feel in their bones—that the current rate of those without jobs in America is a mere 6.7 percent? That’s what the bean-counters in Washington …

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Tucson Hospitals Are “Close to Breaking” Says U of A Doctor: Why Has the Star Made No Mention of It?

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In a June 26 New York Times op-ed, Bradley A. Dreifuss, director of rural and global emergency medicine programs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, states that “in a medical crisis, my job is to manage a clinical team, problem-solve and be in control. It is hard to admit that I feel vulnerable …

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No (Green) Justice, No (Green) Peace: An Illustrated Look at the Old New Deal, the Green New Deal, and the Need for Just Solutions

Despite occasional rumors to the contrary, we are still in the midst of a pandemic, and here in the United States tens of millions of people have lost their jobs. Because businesses, especially small businesses, were forced to shut down for an extended period and their fates are still uncertain, it’s hard to say when …

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