Todd Miller, Surveillance Surge on the Border

By: Saturday July 13, 2013 12:50 pm

I mean, come on.  You knew it had to happen, didn’t you?  In a 2010 Department of Homeland Security report, wrested from the bowels of the secrecy/surveillance state (thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation), the Customs and Border Protection agency suggests arming their small fleet of surveillance drones.  The purpose: to “immobilize TOIs,” or targets of interest, along the U.S.-Mexican border. 

 

Disaster Unpreparedness: Wildfire Tragedy Sheds Light on Dangerous Budget Gaps

By: Wednesday July 10, 2013 2:55 pm

They went in as a team and perished as heroes. From what ongoing investigations have been able to determine, the 19 elite firefighters of the Prescott Fire Department’s Granite Mountain Hotshots followed safety protocols amid the ferocious wildfire at Yarnell Hill in Arizona. But evidently the fast-changing wind conditions doomed them.

Look What They Done To My State, Ma

By: Monday June 17, 2013 4:19 pm

The Roberts court just took a big steaming poop on Dead William Rehnquists’s youthful hijinks in his home state of Arizona.

Thanks to Brewer Arizona Will Soon Take Part in Medicaid Expansion

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 1:40 pm

Arizona is going to be one of the few red states to actually take part in the Medicaid expansion. Thanks to the aggressive lobbying by Republican Governor Jan Brewer, the state will take advantage of the Affordable Care Act to enlarge its Medicaid program.

Arizona Voter Registration Law Reviewed By Supreme Court

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 8:30 am

Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona went before the Supreme Court Monday. Arizona passed a law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote in 2004 which conflicts with the National Voter Registration Act passed in 1993 that does not require proof of citizenship to register to vote.

Republican Governors and the Medicaid Expansion: Capitulation or Manipulation?

By: Sunday February 24, 2013 8:30 am

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s decision the other day to go along with the Medicaid expansion next year, after he had previously rejected it vehemently, has been widely interpreted as simply the latest event in a series whereby Republican governors are slowly seeing the handwriting on the wall and capitulating to the hated Obamacare, while also being motivated by one political factor or another; for example, Politico lays it to Scott’s sinking poll numbers.

Bennett Black Needs Marijuana to Live. John Kavanagh Wants to Take It Away From Him.

By: Saturday February 2, 2013 10:12 am

Why does Kavanagh want to repeal the state’s medicinal marijuana law? Because he apparently thinks that the people taking advantage of it are all plain old recreational dopers and that no real doctor would actually approve of it:

Late Night: No God? Then No Diploma, if AZ Politicians Get Their Way

By: Tuesday January 29, 2013 8:00 pm

What the hell is wrong with Arizona politicians? Do the relentless desert days of beating sun and the sudden summer thunderstorms repeatedly bake, then wash away all sense from elected officials? Have they been smoking desert toad venom?

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Backs Medicaid Expansion

By: Tuesday January 15, 2013 11:08 am

Yesterday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer endorsed taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid to everyone up to 138% of the federal poverty level. While Brewer has been one of the most vocal opponents of “Obamacare,” in her State of the State address she acknowledged that it is the law of the land and must be dealt with as such.

Majority of Arizona Voters Would Support Regulating Marijuana Like Alcohol

By: Monday January 14, 2013 11:20 am

A new Public Policy Polling survey for the National Cannabis Industry Association found that 59 percent of Arizona voters would support an initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to Alcohol.

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