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James: Political signs are fine when they come down on …

7/9/2024
Some folks complain about the proliferation of political signs; not me. I am happy to see the large number of different campaign signs come up during the election season. The various campaign …

Kalivianakis: Political culture festering with hate is …

7/8/2024
I recently penned two letters regarding how “aggressive politics are infecting our small towns” and “the impact of PACs on government.” Both pieces suggested that the process …

Goldberg: Real Intelligence (R.I.) starts early

7/5/2024
With Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) taking center stage these days, it is important not to forget about Real Intelligence (R.I.). Remember the saying, “You are what you eat?” Now it is …

Dime: Why politically charged unity can’t work

7/4/2024
The confrontations between organic unity, the virtue of mutual acceptance, and politically charged unity, the concoction of equity that provokes social conflicts, are palpable. Organic unity, or …

Scott: Let’s rethink fireworks on Independence Day

7/1/2024
Humans embrace their entertainment, but at what cost? With Independence Day again upon us, can we reimagine “patriotism?” Studies of fireworks shows indicate “sharp and …

Swoope: The Supreme Court has thrown out decades of …

7/1/2024
Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Conservative six justices, having established an imperial Supreme Court, have now established an imperial presidency via the presidential immunity ruling. Only the …

Long: Who I am voting for

6/28/2024
Like you, I am planning to vote soon and again in the fall. Though my choices are private, I can tell you who I am planning to vote for. Not by name, of course, but by character. I am planning on …

East Valley police departments create team to …

6/26/2024
Eight East Valley police departments are joining forces to improve transparency in the investigative process when officers are involved in the use of force. Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, …

Lincoln: Promising CD1 candidate

6/26/2024
Neighbors, if you must vote early in the upcoming primary on July 30, do it, but not until you’ve done your legwork on Kim George. She’s the candidate for U.S. House of …

Dime: Choose the best candidate based on performance

6/24/2024
You can see it, you can feel it: hate, war, inflation, violent crime on the streets, all under Biden’s watch. Biden and his cohorts have done all the evildoings that fake news propagandists …

Colenso: The power of Independents in an election

6/20/2024
Are you unhappy when your chosen candidate wins the primary, and then loses the general election? If so, read on.  Across the country, Republican registered voters are about 30% of the …

Dime: Liberty or authority?

6/18/2024
Peace and prosperity since WWII has incentivized Americans to focus on personal pleasures and amusement. Self-reliance has been exchanged for dependencies like drug abuse, carnal fantasies, …