Arizona

How "Religious Freedom" Laws Sanction Discrimination
Even where it's already legal
March 12, 2014

Anti-discrimination laws can't protect gay people against the new "religious freedom."

Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Failed. Good. But Did You Hear About Arkansas?
Liberals have a problem with bright shiny objects
February 27, 2014

By all means, celebrate the Arizona gay-rights victory. But don't forget about other issues in other states.

Gay Tolerance Is Again a Wedge Issue—This Time Against Republicans
February 26, 2014

An anti-gay bill in Arizona could hurt Republicans nationally. How the tables have turned!

Do the New "Turn the Gays Away" Bills Stand Up to the Constitution?
February 25, 2014

What scholars had to say about the recent spate of anti-gay bills.

These "Religious Freedom" Bills Are the New Stand-Your-Ground Laws
February 24, 2014

Arizona's proposed law would have frightening unintended consequences.

Is the Fever Breaking?
On issues like Medicaid and military spending, signs of a Republican rift
February 08, 2013

The real Republican divide isn't about those messaging issues discussed by political strategists. It's about policy issues like Medicaid and defense spending, where a divide is emerging between conservatives who want to make a point in a long-term philosophical debate and conservatives who have to govern right now.

Recovering Phoenix Rising Though Old Tricks

Last month the Metro Program released its latest report card for the nation’s 100 largest metro economies, the MetroMonitor. The report, which evaluates economic performance through the third quarter of 2012, revealed that as the economic recovery continues to play out slowly across the country, some of the metros hit hardest by the recession are seeing surprising rebounds from their lows. The Phoenix, Ariz. metropolitan area epitomizes this trend. After a precipitous fall into the recession, the region is making notable progress.

Texas Has Created a Costly Roadmap for Defunding Planned Parenthood
January 11, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry's anti-abortionism is proving costly for Texas.

A Guide to the NRA's Crazy Press Conference on School Violence
December 21, 2012

A look at NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre's speech today reveals it to be completely out of touch with reality.

Meet John Lott, the Man Who Wants to Arm America's Teachers
December 19, 2012

He claims to be a rigorous academic. He's not.

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