Column: Let’s remove the politics from illegal immigration

One of my greatest frustrations in monitoring national politics is the inability (or refusal) of our elected officials to solve the illegal immigration problem.

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Column: How to deal with tattling, one tattle at a time

'Raising Prescott'

American author and journalist Margaret Mitchell may have been onto something in her 1936 novel, “Gone with the Wind,” where she penned the phrase, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

Column: Merit-based compassion

President Trump’s vulgar language and racist views regarding immigration obfuscate serious debate over a key policy about which many reasonable people disagree.

Column: New Russia story is largely being overlooked

As conflict and confusion on Capitol Hill continues to swirl around Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele, and the salacious dossier, a new Russia story broke quietly this week. 

Column: Trump should say ‘no’ to Whirlpool plan to kill US jobs

With healthcare reform in abeyance, tax reform done, and the White House starting to pivot toward immigration, is there still room for the trade agenda?

Talk of the Town: Dreamers are welcome here, this is your home

To the student who said tearfully, “I guess my country doesn’t want me anymore,” on national television the day in September after it was announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals would be phased out over the following six months, let us assure you that is not so.

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Column: Fathers of liberal, conservative thought not what you might think

I was hiking in Sedona and trying to work out in my head how I would introduce John Locke and Edmund Burke, considered the fathers of classical liberalism and conservatism respectively.

Column: GOP can’t get burned on DACA deal

Everyone knows something has to be done for America’s DACA kids. Everyone with a good heart or a working brain knows it’s not their fault their parents sneaked them into the country when they were kids under 16.

Column: We can all be leaders

When we think of leadership, the images that come most readily to mind may be a business owner poring over financial statements or perhaps a 5-star General directing strategy over a table-top model of the battle field.

Column: Punish poor people

Store owner Kamal Saleh was just hit with thousands of dollars in fines.

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Friday Catchall: Sam’s Club closure is lesson in ‘fake news’

The Friday Catchall: • HOW TIMES CHANGE Thursday’s workflow seemed fairly regular until the tips and calls started coming in about Sam’s Club closing in Prescott Valley.

Column: The part-time president

Note to self: When it’s time to sit down and talk with my bosses about my next steps as an opinion editor and all-around-columnist guy, I must make sure to negotiate in plenty of “executive time.”

Column: Frigid winter SAD for anti-Trumpers

Boy, it’s cold across America.

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Column: Giving kids allowance without breaking the (piggy) bank

'Raising Prescott'

A recent survey completed by RoosterMoney revealed children ages 4 to 14 received an average $454 in allowance in 2017, which is a take home for all ages of about $8.74 per week.

Column: Leaders who think you’re lazy

I loathe the attitude of those leaders who think the American people are crap. There are numerous who do.

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Column: Liberals & conservatives: How did we get here?

Last month I penned a column headlined, “Here are some basics of journalism.” Surprisingly, it was very well received.

Column: Didn’t we turn over a new leaf in 2018?

Didn’t everyone in Washington resolve to work together on America’s important problems and get things done? Oh, sorry.

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Editorial: Downtown parking woes could result in costly measures

Ignoring a sign of the times could mean added costs — in more ways than one.

Column: Lest we forget

If you are young, you need to know. If you are in your later years, it’s important to remember.

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Column: Hope has no limits for parents of a missing child

This is a personal message written with a heart full of concern for a little girl who vanished 19 years ago this week.

Column: It’s winter! Get with the program!

Much of the nation has been suffering from a cold snap of epic proportions, but there are always a few jokers who don’t get the message.

Column: Gamblers know the election odds

President Trump is up 3 percent!

Friday Catchall: Charter schools, ironies in the New Year

Not all schools are created equal, and that is especially true for charter schools.

Column: ACLU attack on charter schools is unfair

The ACLU is worried about public schools with “exclusionary” enrollment policies? That’s good to know.

Column: Don’t call me Juris; don’t call me Prudence

This is my second (and absolutely last) column about local courtroom drama.