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Column | Some 600 detained migrants are pregnant

In as troubling an immigration story as anyone will read this summer, between December 2017 and April 2018, U.S. Border Patrol and other immigration officials detained nearly 600 pregnant illegal aliens

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Column | Facebook’s off the Mark Zuckerberg

Every time Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opens his mouth he somehow manages to stick his foot in it. It’s not so much what he says that is harmful to both himself and his company, it’s how he says it.

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Column | The policy of unintended consequences

Take, for example, President Trump’s tariff policy. Trump believes that “Tariffs are the greatest,” according to one of his tweets this week. Not only are they the greatest; they prevent us from becoming the “‘piggy bank’ that’s being robbed.”

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Column | Is Putin’s Russia an ‘Evil Empire’?

Russia is “our No. 1 geopolitical foe,” thundered Mitt Romney in 2012, now cited as a sage by liberals who used to castigate Republicans for any skepticism of detente during the Cold War.

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Column | Wearing out longevity’s welcome

Boy, are Americans getting old.

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Column | ​Putin wins, Trump Second, Dems still nuts

Yes, President Trump screwed up in front of the whole world at the Helsinki Summit.

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Column | Jeffrey Lord, off CNN, still defending trump

The rest of official Washington might be in free-fall over President Donald Trump’s Bizzaro-World press conference in Helsinki with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin on Monday. But not Jeffrey Lord.

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Column | ICE protects us, shouldn’t be abolished

As a politician, I have witnessed numerous political antics that are non explainable but the extreme calls to “abolish ICE” should be a wake-up call for anyone sitting on the sidelines this election. This is a radical fringe movement – one that’s found its way to Arizona. Anyone who supports the rule of law should oppose it at every turn.

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Column | Protecting ratepayers: Corporation Commission must adopt Judicial Code of Conduct

There’s a crisis of integrity at the Arizona Corporation Commission and it’s time to elect commissioners who are willing to put ratepayers first!

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Column | ‘Body language experts’: Do they do a body good?

Nonverbal cues ain’t what they used to be.

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Column | What is democratic socialism?

Furthermore, generous welfare policies can only operate in small, homogenous countries because if you open the borders to such countries, immigrants flood in and then sink the boat.

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Column | There goes the neighborhood

This is a nation of neighborhoods, though it often seems we’ve drifted far afield from the “kinder, gentler” one former President George H.W. Bush spoke of nearly three decades ago; the kind espoused by Fred Rogers.

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Column | Trump calls off Cold War II

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.”

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Column | SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the skinny on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice?

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Column | Be civil, by George

“Can you believe that a man dumped a drink on a teenager because the teenager’s baseball cap favored the president?"

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Column | The benefits of NATO

In 1949, President Harry Truman led the way in forming the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, known today as NATO. For more than 60 years, this alliance, founded on the idea that “an attack on one is an attack on all,” has stood as a cornerstone of the interconnected world that Truman worked to build – one of allies who share common interests and common values working together for the greater good.

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Column | Congress too weak to stop trade war

You may not have noticed it amid the White House’s bluster on NATO this week, but Congress utterly face-planted in its effort to rein in President Donald Trump’s ever-escalating global trade war.

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Column | When will there be a Supreme Court justice who looks and thinks like me?

The Black Justice. The First Female. The Wise Latina. The Rumored Lesbian. The Catholic. The Other Catholic. Liberals have had a tendency to label possible Supreme Court picks based upon their identities, not their brains.

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Column | Commission must adopt judicial code of conduct to restore integrity

Arizona’s founders created the Corporation Commission to address concerns about the influence of public utilities, to ensure protection for consumers, provide a fair return on operational costs and infrastructure investment for telecommunications, pipelines, and railways, and guarantee reliable energy and water.

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Column | You might be an irresponsible pet owner if…

Yes, a combination of laziness, ignorance, cheapness and orneriness can make some people a nuisance to the general public and a genuine hazard to their “fur babies” ... Treat your pets right and you’ll have unconditional love for years to come – both at home and while traveling.

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Column | Time for conservatives to go on strike

Ryan is working hard to achieve his goal. The immigration bills he supports will do everything Donald Trump promised he wouldn’t do when he ran for president. Grant amnesty to DACA invaders and continue to dump low-wage visa workers into the food sector.

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Column | When abortion becomes a sacrament

This week, amid widespread Democratic tumult regarding the selection of a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, alleged comedian Michelle Wolf paid tribute to the most important facet of American life: abortion.

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Letter | What is stealing?

Earlier this year many Arizona teachers went on strike for higher wages. They abandoned their classrooms and took to the streets waving #RedForEd placards and adorned themselves in red T-shirts.

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Column | Is a Trump court in the making?

If Mitch McConnell’s Senate can confirm his new nominee for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches of the U.S. government for the Republican Party.

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Column | The Resistance is a failure

You don’t need 20/20 vision to see that the whole world is waiting for the Democratic Party to push back against the tyrannical tendencies of the Trump administration.