Wednesday, December 3, 2008 12:00 am
The GOP gets tons of advice, mostly bad and from
non-Republicans. Here’s what’s really happening.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 12:00 am
Things you should have observed regardless of final outcomes,
many apparent to folks like Mencken, Royko and Twain in other
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:00 pm
Standard procedure for sea-going pirates of yesteryear was to
pretend their vessels were normal merchant ships until they got
close enough to the target, when they hoisted the Jolly Roger. Many
politicians today do the same. Those most adept at the practice are
liberal Democrats, from Barack Obama down to Arizona’s District
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:00 am
I promise to tell you more than the others have about who the
big losers really were.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:00 am
Arizona’s budget woes equal those of most other states.
Republicans have been as prodigal as Democrats. The cries about the
parsimoniousness of GOP legislators were phony. Bottom line,
everybody maxed the credit cards and overdrew the account.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:00 pm
Last chance to point out gross discrepancies in local
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11:00 pm
Emil Franzi offers his take on this year’s ballot
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:00 am
Four years ago at this time, Rudy Giuliani looked like a shoe-in
for the GOP nod. Eight years ago, Howard Dean was riding high. I
ain’t making no calls this time.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:00 pm
With less than three weeks to go until the election, as the
Gilbert and Sullivan song goes “I have a little list – There’ll
none of them be missed.” Most, not all, of these gross annoyances
stem from the left.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:00 am
My longtime liberal Democrat radio colleague Tom Danehy recently
wrote that he would have voted for Bush in 2004 if Bush had nailed
Osama Bin Laden. He asked me what it would take to bring me around
to President Obama.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:00 am
A political cliche almost as popular as calling subsidies
“investments” is the prattle about governing “from the center.”
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 12:00 am
Here’s some you may have missed.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:00 am
Franzi wrong about liberals
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 11:00 pm
You can't write about the late Lou Benson without telling the
story of Tortolita. Louie would want it that way.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:00 am
Letters published in the Feb. 11 Explorer.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:00 pm
Coyote Run cuts hurt OV's most vulnerable
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 3:00 am
Most reporting about the current redistricting plans for both
the Arizona legislature and the nine seats in the U.S. House put
forward by the Independent Redistricting Commission failed to cover
the system’s obvious flaws.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:00 am
R.I.N.O. - Republican In Name Only. Flaky on the issues. More
relevant, flaky on the obligation to support other members of the
coalition they have chosen, particularly when holding partisan or
party office. There may be examples elsewhere called DINOS.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:00 am
The recent outbursts – the proponents’ behavior was too thuggish
to call it a legitimate debate – over Ethnic Studies at TUSD
concerned making the program elective. The program as taught should
be completely scrapped for the fraud it is.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 6:00 am
Jan. 8th will never be the same again in Southern Arizona. While
the tragedy at Safeway had a national impact, it will always have a
special place in the hearts and souls of we who live here.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 11:00 pm
Vote a straight Republican ticket. The GOP has some flakes, and
there are a few decent folks running against them. That pales next
to the combination of incoherence, sleaze and statism now
dominating the Democrats who deserve not only defeat but
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:00 pm
Americans are divided from those in charge. A great analogy was
used by my Salem Radio/KVOI colleague Hugh Hewitt when he described
India as about the most religious country in the world and Sweden
about the least. His analogy was that we are a nation of Indians
governed by Swedes.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:00 pm
Syndicated columnist Michael Barone tells us the Pentagon was
built in 18 months, while a small bridge project within view of it
is estimated for completion 42 months after the final decision to