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Independence Day used to be a happy day when all Americans put aside their partisan differences and came together to celebrate the miraculous birth of the United States of America. But like almost everything in the upside-down era of President Donald Trump, our great Fourth of July holiday weekend was spoiled by ugly politics.

By Michael Reagan July 8, 2019
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Editorial cartoon (2): July 9, 2019

July 8, 2019
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Editorial cartoon (1): July 9, 2019

July 8, 2019
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Our city officials seem obsessed with growth. I get it, Prescott has a huge PSPRS unfunded liability and in the short term growth generates new revenue in the form of permit fees and utility fees. New residents mean more property tax and new customers for local businesses, which turn further increases tax revenue. Sadly, this bump is short-lived.

July 8, 2019
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I would rather be barefoot than wear Nike shoes. I thought hiring Colin Kaepernick as a sponsor was a slap in the face to all Americans, but the latest is a downright disgrace.

July 7, 2019
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When faced with two women who each claimed to be the mother of the same child, King Solomon announced that he would slice the child in two and give half to each claimant. One woman was pleased. The other wailed in sorrow, and begged the king to give the child to her opponent.

By Christine Flowers July 7, 2019
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Last week, 20 Democrats vying for the presidential nomination went on national television. On back-to- back nights, candidates put forward their positions on various hot-button topics. Regarding immigration, the most explosive subject and a top concern for Americans, all 20 had the same platform: the world is welcome to come to America, and don’t worry, once inside the United States, affirmative benefits will be provided compliments of American taxpayers, no matter how unwilling they may be to underwrite them.

By Joe Guzzardi July 7, 2019
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Editorial cartoon (2): July 8, 2019

July 7, 2019
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Editorial cartoon (1) : July 8, 2019

July 7, 2019
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Everyone has a story about coyotes, those raggedy, dog-like animals that howl and yip at night in the hills surrounding our communities.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 6, 2019
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Editorial cartoon (2): July 7, 2019

July 6, 2019
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Editorial cartoon (1): July 7, 2019

July 6, 2019

Cogito, ergo, sum. Descartes gave us these words: “I think, therefore I am.”

By Dr. Ron Barnes July 6, 2019

RE: Prescott downtown traffic; simple solution — Make the area downtown around our courthouse a pedestrian/auto-free zone.

July 6, 2019
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Editorial cartoon (2): July 6, 2019

July 5, 2019
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Editorial cartoon (1): July 6, 2019

July 5, 2019
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When Ted Little and I met for the first time, we were both 8 years old, in the third grade and sitting a few desks apart from each other in math class.

By John L. Micek July 5, 2019

Some people never break the posted speed limit, they gingerly seal it in bubble wrap.

By Danny Tyree July 5, 2019
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Here we go again. One of the most reliable Trump trolls has again raised his head above the swamp.

July 5, 2019
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A long-gone Prescott tradition is making a pseudo-return Saturday afternoon, July 6, downtown with “controlled” water fights and soakings.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 4, 2019
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An editorial cartoon published in the Courier, July 5, 2019.

July 4, 2019
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An editorial cartoon published in the Courier, July 5, 2019.

July 4, 2019
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I hope you had a happy Fourth of July! We have reason to celebrate.

By John Stossel July 4, 2019
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I’ve lived in this area for five years, and the parking quagmire during events perplexes me. The primary complaint about attending downtown events is people don’t want to struggle to find parking.

July 4, 2019
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Wayne Compton claims that “psychologists say” that liberals are overly emotional, illogical, irresponsible self-proclaimed victims who cannot relate to our “strong take-charge, tough, get-the-job-done president who takes responsibility for everything.”

July 4, 2019