In a Talk of the Town a little while back, Councilman Jim Lamerson made the case that the developer who wants to put houses and condos in the middle of the Granite Dells should be able to do what they want, and any suggestions of special limitations are out of line, because of private property rights.
In a column last Sunday, in this paper, syndicated columnist Michael Reagan chose to accuse those who disagree with him of having nothing but hate.
Want to read something positive? There’s a quote I’ll share with you but let me mention where it comes from.
Would you like a very simple, clear explanation of what led to the financial crash of 2008? I have one I can link you to.
The new hotel deal the city just made (see the Aug. 24 paper) has some good points but had some bad process. Here are some suggestions for improving it.
The Nuns on the Bus are doing a tour to raise awareness about the negative effects of the 2017 tax cut, which mostly benefited corporations and the top (wealthy), and the efforts to undo access to health care.
As hot as it’s been around here lately it got me to thinking about climate change. That and a host of recent news pieces.
Here are a handful of notable news pieces that might indicate more than they look like on the surface, which I’ll expound on below.
There’s an article on immigration that is informative and gives solid steps that could improve things in a balanced way.
In Yarnell, the tips of the flames contain whatever the fire relentlessly declares is done.
That financial and legal systems mostly favor the top, even to the point of ignoring harm to the rest, is such a given that it isn’t even hidden.
Life is becoming one big set of monopolies and near-monopolies: Facebook, Twitter, Google, whichever phone service covers your area best, single-source pharmaceuticals, Amazon.
The great pride most locals hold for our area is valuable, but it can be undermined if they don’t think local leadership sees things the same way.
Striking teachers need to not worry about being nice.
Trump’s bombing of Syria was good, but how he used the military in this case was bad.
If any candidate or party really wants to change things for people, real change, not phony change or favors to the top disguised as change, there are plenty of ways to do it.
An important change in conservative politics is being foreshadowed.
The world and the nation have gotten much better over the long run on a host of issues.
Those of us who find the current political situation to be crazy might hope that it’s just a momentary lapse of reason.
Regulators have just forced Wells Fargo to replace four of its board members because of the bank’s repeated criminal behavior.
We need a really big refund to wage earners against state and local sales tax.
I loathe the attitude of those leaders who think the American people are crap. There are numerous who do.
As I like to remind each year, the holidays just past are a time that pull us many ways.
There’s been a lot of criticism of the recent Deep Well Ranch development approval.
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, (D-NJ) just escaped conviction for corruption because of a hung jury.
Trump has taken a step that, in any other time, for any other high office holder, or by any other president, would be the end of the line.
Lots to cover, short space: A photo of football players dancing was modified to look like a flag burning, then distributed widely.
White supremacists don’t like Christian principles or basic American values, but their ideas are spreading and mingling with the edges of traditional conservativism, so traditional conservatives need to clearly know the difference and make their position known.
Knees, distractions, and the finger on the button; and no, not the nuclear button.
On North Korea the only option we aren’t considering is the only one that’s likely to come true; that North Korea simply becomes one more country with nuclear missiles, much like Pakistan.
With Labor Day just passed, I was thinking about what could improve things for workers.
I apologize for having to write about something as depressing as racism, so I promise to end with something positive.
Regardless who wins the city elections, here is a different idea for an economic development program.
Here's additional information on council candidates and the proposition 443 pension tax. Also some suggestions, not about specific candidates, but things to consider in their information.
If your daily life keeps you mostly in the nicer parts of Prescott, you could hardly find a more pleasant place to carry out the day-to-day of life, could you?
Driving down to Phoenix just after Highway 69 reopened brought up two parallel topics.
Here’s an issue where the interests of right and left overlap. With the economy, on the surface there’s division, but underneath there’s a common complaint.
While trouble Trumples along, serious problems need attending. Two items.
Three quick topics: First: I’ve posted a piece on ReaderSupportedNews which I hope rises to their “most popular” list.
We don't have time for all this D.C. crap – for leaders, and the top leader especially, creating drama and chaos.
Democrats’ internal debates over messaging has distracted from even taking credit for a big recent victory.