Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
Tue, Oct. 27

Staff Members and Writers

Tom Cantlon
Courier Columnist

Tom Cantlon is a local columnists for The Daily Courier in Prescott, Arizona.

Recent Stories
Tease photo

A kind thought toward the Trump supporters who I'm normally critical of.

By Tom Cantlon October 27, 2020
Tease photo

We can’t allow those who create endless outrages in the news to own every part of our minds. For one, there’s also art. I got fascinated with artistic empathy recently. What’s that? It’s the term I use to describe when an artist has a special and deep understanding of other people and can share some insight into that with us.

By Tom Cantlon October 13, 2020
Tease photo

This is a petition for all of us in the Prescott area to take a breath. With concern about violence in some big cities and talking heads saying it's a plot to destroy the country we could easily push ourselves needlessly into violence, or at the least break from constructive disagreement to thinking fellow locals are enemies intent on doing each other harm, physically or otherwise.

By Tom Cantlon October 6, 2020
Tease photo

This had to be written and turned in before last night's debate but here's a description of what a dignified debate might have been. I'll assume both candidates won depending on your criteria.

By Tom Cantlon September 29, 2020
Tease photo

Friends around Prescott anticipate the election because we think things will suddenly change. Not as fast as we think. Following are reasons why it’s going to be a dangerous year. But since so much commentary, including my own, tends to be dark these days, I promise to try to find a lighter topic sometime before the election, news at all permitting.

By Tom Cantlon September 15, 2020
Tease photo

Are we close? To maybe, finally acknowledging that modern conservatism is empty? That there's no there, there?

By Tom Cantlon September 1, 2020
Tease photo

There are a thousand things it would be profitable for Washington to spend money on right now if they cared and if they were smart. Things that would create jobs, stimulate the economy, help people without being a giveaway, and yield more-than-worthwhile returns.

By Tom Cantlon August 18, 2020
Tease photo

I’ve published a new book, US, Everything is done by US. We can make it for US. It’s a short book in plain language that gives three ideas.

By Tom Cantlon August 4, 2020
Tease photo

A sad situation but a clear way to fix it. There’s a truly unfortunate phenomenon going on. It showed up recently right here on this page. It was a letter to the editor earlier this month. In it the writer was complaining about Gov. Ducey’s attempts to control the pandemic.

By Tom Cantlon July 21, 2020
Tease photo

There's a reason “cancel culture” is awkward, and a reason we've brought it on ourselves.

By Tom Cantlon July 7, 2020

More stories

Event Calendar
Event Calendar link
Submit Event