NO LOCAL PAPER

My first job in journalism was at age 17 as a sportswriter for what was then the Scottsdale Daily Progress, a locally owned afternoon daily that covered Scottsdale news and local sports like no one else could. Years later it was sold into the Tribune family, combining...

BIN LADEN ALIGNS WITH DEMS

Last week it was Fidel Castro endorsing the Democrats. This week it is Osama bin Laden challenging the Democrats to live up to their campaign pledges. From his demand that the U.S. pull out of Iraq to his attacks on neo-conservatives and corporations — and even...

9/11 “MEMORIAL” UPDATE

So Osama bin Laden is preparing a new video to commemorate the 9/11 attacks. Now we can be sure the Arizona 9/11 Memorial will finally be changed — I’m sure they’ll want to add another inscription next to this one: “10-29-04 TERRORIST...

A CRYING SHAME

Jeffrey Toobin reports in his new book on the Supreme Court that liberal Justice David Souter was so distraught at the 5-4 decision ending the Florida recount and effectively confirming the election of President George W. Bush that he broke into tears when he thought...

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

Political scandals of recent years demonstrate that the abuse of power is a non-partisan issue — Democrats and Republicans alike have been accused of using their positions of influence to receive money and sex. Our Founding Fathers showed great wisdom in...

WRONG LESSONS

In the aftermath of disasters, whether natural or man-made, there is an opportunity for reflection and a chance to learn. Sadly, two years after Hurrican Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the media focus seems to be on learning the wrong...

POWERFUL ENDORSEMENT

Back at the height of the Cold War I remember joking with my young conservative friends that the Democratic national ticket was endorsed by Pravda — the newspaper controlled by the Soviet Communist Party. Now it’s really happening. A Communist leader,...

TIME FLIES …

It’s fun to watch your kids grow up … even when they have wild football hair and when they go to work for the friendly...

WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE

So now we know the government paid more than $20 million in fraudulent shipping charges without noticing things like a nearly million dollar charge to mail two 19-cent washers. The liberal media will try to turn this into a Pentagon issue, but It’s not a defense...

SAINT HARRY

When Harry Mitchell ran TV ads that placed J.D. Hayworth in a sniper’s crosshairs, he was dubbed “Dirty Harry.” In a previous legislative election he tore down his opponent’s campaign signs. And last week he was a key player when the Democratic...
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