Some of us are obsessed right now with President Trump. Some are drawn to Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York. Others are preoccupied with Dr. Anthony Fauci. I can’t stop thinking about Jessica Meir…
It is not unusual to hear a Democrat demeaning President Trump, nor would it be surprising to learn of a member of the media criticizing President Trump’s words or actions. How about an evaluation by a conservative Republican with ties to the Trump administration?
I confess to a certain self-interest in today’s column. The media, especially newspapers, are in trouble. Conservatives like myself have been relentless in attacking their collective bias over the years, but as more of them fold or reduce staff, it is crucial the institution be saved.
“Civic journalism” is the concept that sometimes reporters and photographers may find themselves in a situation in which they might have to step out from behind the camera or put down the recorder and provide aid to a subject.
How nervous are some Democrats about Joe Biden’s chances against President Trump this November? Nervous enough to entertain the notion that another Democrat — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — might swoop in and save the day.
This was not planned but as I have been writing a new series of stories titled Five People in a Pandemic, I thought I would share some of my experiences with you.
Of course the issues were different. The country was different, its role in the world was different. The means of communication were different, the methods of transportation were different. The roles of the sexes were different, racial attitudes were different. Even the diversions were diffe…
People have been asking a lot of questions the last few weeks about our local real estate market. Even though we have not seen a noticeable change in home prices or inventory, there has been some changes in the lending world.
“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
He was the 44th vice president of the United States in the George H.W. Bush administration, but for the last 20 years, Dan Quayle has stayed mostly away from the unfriendly glare of political life.
The COVID-19 pandemic is altering many dimensions of our national life: economic, social, political. But it cannot be allowed to infect the health of our democracy or weaken the ability of every American to cast a ballot in November.
By now, we have all heard public health experts declare the need to frequently wash our hands and practice social distancing. While we heed that important advice, we also urge consumers to be on the lookout for an escalating number of pandemic-related scams, hazards and financial challenges.
Give Joe Biden some credit. On Jan. 27, he published an op-ed in USA Today recognizing that the coronavirus outbreak could become a big problem. But he devoted nearly the entire piece to bashing President Trump — who was then fighting off impeachment from Biden’s old Democratic colleagues on…
During a recent spate of cynicism, I made a prediction to friends: Before this thing is over, Trumpists will be calling COVID-19 God’s will. So let’s get back to work, save the stock market and let the disease sort them out. There are more than 300 million individuals in the United States. S…
Life was good the first two weeks in October 1962. I was in the third grade, had a great teacher, many friends and a stable home with wonderful parents and three sisters whom I teased daily. Everyone’s life changed, however, and the world’s existence was threatened from Oct. 14-28.
We are following closely all guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Maricopa Department of Public Health. These guidelines are constantly changing as we know more about the virus, the disease and as new studies are coming out. Updates are schedule at 11a.…
Several months ago, we tested the all-new Jeep pickup truck, named the Gladiator. It was an impressive vehicle, but now there is a way to make it more impressive with the upgraded Rubicon version.
The coronavirus has upended our lives and, to varying degrees heightened our fear. Perhaps most disturbing, it has brought upon us a sense of looming danger, almost to the point that the anticipation wounds more than the virus itself.
With Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee of the Democrats, many gurus believe that Arizona will be a battleground state. What does that mean for residents of Pinal County?
Before the coronavirus outbreak, we conducted an online survey asking you what kind of content you would pay for in a digital subscription to PinalCentral.
It’s an indisputable fact that the Democratic Party has moved left in recent years. Now, the party is about to choose a standard bearer in the person of former Vice President Joe Biden, and what has become clear is that Biden has not only shifted left with his party over the years, he has ta…
The Maricopa residential real estate market continues to tighten as active listings are down 45% year over year and down 30% in the last 30 days. There are just 102 resale subdivision homes currently available on the MLS listed at an average of $126.51 per square foot. In addition to those r…
Joe Biden was sworn into the U.S. Senate on Jan. 3, 1973. He remained in the Senate until Jan. 15, 2009 — a span of 36 years. If history is any guide, that alone is a disqualifier in Biden’s quest for the White House.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s recreation column is written by Community Services Director Bryan Hughes, whose last day with the town of Florence is Friday.
This week we get two heavy duty pickup trucks to look at. While they have different brand emblems on the bodywork, they are actually the same vehicle mechanically. The main difference is the Silverado is sold at Chevy dealers while the GMC can be located at GMC/Buick/Cadillac stores.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The primary in this battleground state that has provided a vital margin in two of the five elections this century is a week away, and already voters here are confronting a new political reality.
The spotlight has been shining bright on the Arizona Corporation Commission. Since the start of the year, utility disconnection policies, rate cases, deregulation, APS customer education, Johnson Utilities and EPCOR, CenturyLink and 911, and numerous other issues have taken center stage.
The Center for Disease Control has identified symptoms of COVID-19, or simply the coronavirus disease, to be fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus in the United States stands at 2 (at the time of publication).
Just when you may have thought that the low quality of political rhetoric in Washington could not get any worse, along comes Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to prove otherwise.
Yes, Democrats are divided over Bernie Sanders’ revolution versus Joe Biden’s restoration of status quo Obama. Yes, they are divided over what that means in terms of policy, like Sanders’ Medicare for All versus Biden’s tweaked Obamacare.
Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review and a well-known conservative Republican pundit whose analysis is seen often on Sunday morning talk shows and in his occasional column in the Arizona Republic. On February 21, Rich was interviewed on KJZZ-FM and provided a perspective on the 2020 p…
With my retirement perched on the horizon, I began to think of the hundreds of citizens, elected officials and fellow employees I’ve met during my parks and recreation career. The journey began in Chandler in 1978 and continued to Prescott, Prescott Valley, Maricopa and Florence with a six-y…
This week we got some fuel-saving hybrid and electric vehicles to drive. The most interesting is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The operation is unusual but simple once you understand how it works.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — In Iowa, they pause for coffee at the Kum & Go convenience stores in crossroads scattered around the state. In New Hampshire, they engage voters in school gymnasiums and on town street corners. Here, they appear on television.
Last year, the Justice Department was investigating whether to bring criminal charges against Andrew McCabe, then the FBI’s deputy director. President Trump repeatedly tried to influence the prosecutors, denouncing McCabe as a “disgraced” liar. Trump was said to have felt “very strongly that…
The only thing that can be said about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first appearance with his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas Wednesday night was that Mike did not get it done, as his campaign ads promise he will if he becomes president.
Last week was a deadly one in the so-called “Safety Corridor” along Interstate 10 between Casa Grande and Chandler. Five people lost their lives in three separate crashes along the stretch of freeway across the Gila River Indian Community.
Attorney General William Barr is looking into the murky origins of the politically charged Justice Department investigations that have roiled American public life for the last three years.
Comedian Sarah Silverman had a party recently and invited many of her peers in comedy. She reportedly had a sign at the door that said “No podcast solicitation allowed.”
Maricopa, as with many American towns and cities, must deal with teenagers whose behavior is troubling, even criminal, such as vaping, illicit drug use, driving while impaired and assault. Research has demonstrated that the best way to avoid misbehavior by teens is to provide support and cou…
BURLINGTON, Vermont — Nearly a half-century ago, a young University of Vermont political scientist was rummaging through the stacks of the Howe Memorial Library when he was accosted by an agitated figure fulminating about millionaires and displaying an unsettling fixation on the Rockefeller family.