Archive for: arizona

State-Sanctioned Discrimination

State-Sanctioned Discrimination

BY JOHN NIKITAS Last February, both chambers of Arizona’s state legislature nar­rowly passed a bill expanding the scope of Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act to cover individuals and corporations as well as religious institutions. Although Arizona’s Republican Gov­ernor, Jan Brewer, eventually vetoed SB 1062, exploring the politics surrounding the bill […]

 
 

Hitting the target, missing the point

Hitting the target, missing the point

I want to say something about the Giffords shooting that so far no one else has said, least of all Democrats.  It wasn’t, as many left wing pundits have been quick to cry, the Republicans’ fault.  It was not vitriolic rhetoric, nor inflammatory rhetoric, nor harsh rhetoric, nor even heated rhetoric that caused […]

 
 

Mexico Issues Travel Warning to Citizens

The Mexican government warned its citizens Tuesday to use extreme caution if visiting Arizona because of a tough new law that requires all immigrants and visitors to carry U.S.-issued documents or risk arrest. The controversial new law signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has faced stiff opposition from many groups […]

 
 

Compromise, Dissent Rile Senate

Compromise, Dissent Rile Senate

As Democrats in Congress look to capitalize on high support for stricter financial regulation, many Republicans are now trying to slow debate on several other key issues, including climate and immigration legislation. While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has put in motion plans to begin financial reform formal debate in […]

 
 

Arizona Passes Controversial Immigration Bill

Arizona Passes Controversial Immigration Bill

Hundreds of Arizonans massed outside the state’s capitol building to protest the recently passed, controversial bill enforcing strict measures to prevent illegal immigration. Approved by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday, the legislation requires immigrants to carry immigration documents at all times and requires police to stop and question people […]