We live in seemingly divisive times. Politicians are at each other’s throats. Talking heads on the network news explain to us all the reasons we should hate and mistrust each other. Confidence in public institutions is at an all-time low. There seems to be nothing but bad news.
What if Beto O’Rourke was right? The former Texas congressman enraged the right and netted himself something that sounded an awful lot like a death threat when he vowed during last week’s debate to ban (and apparently confiscate) AR-15s and other assault weapons favored by mass shooters.
Editor: Jim Kilbourne (letter, Aug. 22) tells us that he does not “understand the hatred those on the far left have for our president.” For starters, Mr. Kilbourne, there are a great many of us who believe that your president is a man who disparages and dehumanizes his opponents and anyone who disagrees with him.
Editor: Recent market volatility has caused much angst among some of us. Down days of 500 and then up days of 250 are making some of us silly. Yet, this is simply the market doing its thing.
In case you haven’t heard, our lawmakers have returned from their six-week, summer sabbatical, ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.
I ended a recent column observing that American taxpayers, not the government of Mexico or anyone else, was going to end up footing the bill for President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Editor: The guest editorial by Joe Guzzardi discusses Trump administration reinstatement of rules about immigrants not becoming “public charges”, and the resulting “... critics high pitched objections...”
Editor: Whatever became of phone etiquette? It used to be when someone called, especially a business, they identified themselves. “This is Esmeralda from ABC Screen Door Company. Is this Mary?” But today the caller just says, “Is this Mary?”
It was with a bit of dismay that I read the comments coming into my email’s inbox this past week regarding the smoke that surprised all of us Friday morning, Sept. 13.
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The 22nd annual Empty Bowls event Sunday at the courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott is surely destined for a tasty-good time.
The City of Prescott has spent the summer discussing complex municipal water policy that ensures long-term viability of our city’s water supply.
I think United Express Airlines would experience even more passengers if it offered service from Prescott to John Wayne in Orange County, California.
It is so disappointing that our city, county, country is so polarized that no one can state an opinion without being demonized.
Prescott pedestrians are scrambling across the intersection of Gurley and Montezuma streets. It is a two-week experiment by the city to see whether it improves traffic flow (people and drivers).