Opinion / Commentary

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Commentary: Practicing good government begins with teaching civics

Sunday it was reported that several local school boards are considering adding a new course to their curriculum, the teaching of the Bible.

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Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 8, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 8, 2019

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Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 8, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 8, 2019

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Commentary: Pelosi needs to listen to moderate Democrats on extreme border position

As things stand now, a House and Senate conference committee is the only hope that Democrats and Republicans can reach agreement on border security and avoid another government shutdown.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Verde Connect creates more problems than it solves

Your Jan. 31 editorial concerning the Verde Connect project missed an opportunity to inform the public that the road proposals promoted by Verde Connect are clearly described in the Verde Valley Master Transportation Plan (VVMTP) of September 2016 available online at AZDOT.

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Commentary: How Democrats came to love ‘co-equal’

The divided government of 2019 is a mirror image of the divided government of 2011. Back then, Democrats controlled the White House and Senate, while Republicans had recently taken control of the House with a big victory in the 2010 midterms.

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One step (and acre) at a time: SRP, Verde landowners working together to voluntarily secure water future

As headlines swirl around complex challenges faced by water managers and policy makers throughout the arid western United States, incremental progress continues in reaching accord between historic water users in the Verde River watershed.

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Commentary: Democrats run risk of unreliable instability by rushing impeachment

“I” words are inundating Washington. President Trump insists his border wall would impede an invasion of illegal immigrants who injure innocents. Democrats say Trump indulges an idiotic idea to instigate an impasse and incite impassioned illusions.

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. Jan. 13, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. Jan. 13, 2019

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Commentary: Democratic bluster aside, 2019’s watchword is discipline

What an outrage. A Democratic woman talking like a Republican man.