I voted for Prop. 123 and I hate myself for doing it
Mike Russell | May 17, 2016 5:17 pm
I voted for Arizona Prop. 123 but I hated doing it. I want teachers to get a raise, but I don’t trust our lawmakers to actually give the money to schools.
If you’re mad about news bias on Facebook, just go to a real news website
Mike Russell | May 13, 2016 3:47 pm
Everyone is making a stink over a potential bias in the “trending news” section of Facebook. Why not go to, I don’t know, a real news site for your news?
Thanks to Budweiser, we can now raise an America to America because America
Mike Russell | May 10, 2016 5:05 pm
Budweiser has proven that we are done with politicians. It is BEER that will unite the nation so raise an American to America because America!
Sweet smell of sick-cess: E-cigarette regulation helps taxes, not public health
Mike Russell | May 9, 2016 6:29 pm
By regulating the e-cigarette industry, the FDA is only helping generate more tax revenue, not address the real issue of improving public health by weening the public off of tobacco products once and for all.
Before you pull the trigger on ‘smart gun technology,’ think of what could go wrong
Mike Russell | May 5, 2016 6:17 pm
Before officials pull the trigger on smart gun technology, think of all the problems you have with your iPhone touch ID or your Bluetooth devices. Do you want those issues to happen with a fully-loaded gun? No, I didn’t think so.
Heart attack-inducing food is officially part of professional baseball games
Mike Russell | April 28, 2016 5:33 pm
Let’s face it: baseball is not the most exciting of professional sports. To get guests engaged in the game, baseball stadiums such as Chase Field in Phoenix have turned to creating the most crazy culinary confections to Americanize the sport even further.
An independent Donald Trump would put a Republican in the White House
Mike Russell | April 27, 2016 2:16 pm
If Donald Trump decides to run as an independent, it would practically lock the White House for the Republicans. Hear me out.
Blow the whistle: Parents should not take their childrens’ sporting events too seriously
Mike Russell | April 25, 2016 5:54 pm
Dear parents who get a little too heated at their children’s weekend sporting events: these events are for fun, don’t take them too seriously. After all, they’re just kids.
I took my own advice and let Prince parent my kids for a night
Mike Russell | April 22, 2016 3:20 pm
My kids were confused who Prince was after they heard he died. Rather than tell them, I took my own advice, downloaded his music and let Prince parent.
Can any of today’s artists possibly compare to the legend that was Prince?
Mike Russell | April 21, 2016 4:26 pm
The death of Prince got me thinking: Are there any living music legends left in the world that can compare with the star?
Amazon squaring off with Google in Arizona is nothing but good news for us
Mike Russell | April 20, 2016 4:12 pm
A competition between two Internet giants — Amazon and Google — in Arizona means nothing but good things for the state’s consumers.
Sport Chalet closing is another wake-up call for old-fashioned businesses
Mike Russell | April 18, 2016 4:21 pm
On Monday, yet another wake-up call was issued to brick-and-mortar retailers: If you don’t get with the times, you’ll close. Just like Sport Chalet.
I taught my kids about life using the Arizona Cardinals’ 2016 schedule
Mike Russell | April 15, 2016 2:14 pm
My kids were bummed the Arizona Cardinals would play some of the NFL’s best, but I turned it into a teaching moment about how champions act.
Why releasing the man accused of opening fire at NAU isn’t a big deal
Mike Russell | April 13, 2016 3:41 pm
A judge has decided to release a man accused of opening fire at NAU, though he claims it was in self-defense. This really isn’t a big deal.