Co-published by Newsweek
The deepening fractures among Arizona Republicans, worsened by President Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio, bode ill for the state’s GOP in coming elections, especially if Trump’s popularity continues to decline alongside that of extremists like Arpaio.
Co-published by The Nation
Ordinary working people, especially the young and people of color, have been so much and for so long exploited in Arizona that for many, labor and political activism have become lifelong governing passions, not just a matter of phone-banking on a weekend or two in an election season. Their long misfortunes have galvanized labor into becoming a voter registration powerhouse and a formidable organizer in the fielding of candidates.
Here’s a fun fact you probably didn’t know: Arizona’s notorious SB 1070 law was born in a Walmart. Yes, the inspiration for the most draconian anti-immigrant legislation in the nation, a measure that permits law enforcement to ask about immigration status, one that swings the door wide open for racial profiling—SB 1070—reportedly sprang from a […]
Economic development in Arizona is now by corporations for corporations and the public is left to in the dark as to how its tax dollars are spent. Last year the state’s Department of Commerce was replaced by the public-private Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), steered by a board of mostly corporate representatives. The ACA’s website picture […]