KATRINA AFTERMATH

While in high school our daughter Leigh Munsil had an opportunity to do relief work in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. She came back and wrote about it, and the response to her writing confirmed her desire to be a journalist. She realized that stories of real...

FAMILY UPDATE

Seems like lots of folks remember getting our Christmas cards and are asking for an update on our family. The photo is from Laura’s high school graduation in May. Here is the latest: • Tracy joined the ASU faculty as a full-time lecturer, teaching four courses in...

ENDORSEMENTS

Generally speaking, endorsements are overrated. Including mine. We live in the information age. The amount of information about candidates readily available to every voter is enormous. (Go to azvoterguide.com for a non-partisan survey of important issues.) If...

NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNS

I’ve been a student of political campaigns for more than 30 years, and every election cycle it seems more voters are turned off by the relentlessly negative tone of political advertising. The truth is this – negative campaigning will never go away. (Indeed, it has...

“SHE TURNED ME INTO A NEWT! … I GOT BETTER”

Newt Gingrich is a fascinating political figure. His 1982 book “Window of Opportunity” — written when he was an obscure Congressman — was hugely influential to me as a college student in the Age of Reagan. His “Contract with...

CHRISTIAN ETHICS DO NOT SUPPORT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Recently CNN and other news agencies reported that a “growing chorus of conservative evangelical leaders have broken with their traditional political allies on the right … and are attempting to … push for federal immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship...

“CHOOSE LIFE” LICENSE PLATE – DO IT FOR MOM

There is at least one thing that unites all of humanity – every person to ever live on this earth (since Adam and Eve) has a Mom. And let’s face it – most Moms, even before Roe v. Wade – had a choice about whether to bring you into the world. This Mother’s Day, do...

KEN BENNETT AND LUIS GONZALEZ

Join me at a fundraising event for Secretary of State Ken Bennett featuring Luis Gonzalez on Wednesday afternoon, April 28, at 5 p.m. at the University Club, 39 E. Monte Vista in Phoenix. The suggested donation for this event is $140 per person, which is the maximum...

LIBERALS IN WONDERLAND

One of the most refreshing things about liberals is their utter refusal to live in the real world. It’s rather cute, actually – unless they are in power. Lately I’ve been watching liberals defend their new health care bill by talking about how popular it...
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