The evolution of Barbie will shed a positive light on diverse body types for young girls
Mike Russell | January 29, 2016 5:15 pm
There should be much praise given to Mattel, who announced the creation of a new, more inclusive line of Barbies this week in order to represent a myriad of body types and give young girls a more realistic example of what “real” is.
Calm down! It’s a good thing Donald Trump skipped a debate
Mike Russell | January 28, 2016 5:08 pm
It’s time to calm down. Donald Trump skipping a Republican presidential debate is a good thing, both for the party and America.
Distraction, persuasion will turn your child’s grief over a lost pet into joy for a new one
Mike Russell | January 27, 2016 8:13 pm
KTAR News’ Mike Russell discusses the lengths he went to in order to turn his daughter’s grief over her dead guinea pig into joy for new fish in the sea — and outsmarted jolly ol’ Santa Claus along the way.
Get Outdoors Rookie Camp with Bruce St. James: Deep sea fishing
Mike Russell | January 27, 2016 10:47 am
This month, I picked on Bruce St. James. He had his first sport fishing — aka deep-sea fishing — experience on a recent trip to Guatemala.
Parents: Do not feel bad about participating in your child’s extracurricular activities
Mike Russell | January 26, 2016 6:31 pm
Parents, don’t feel guilty about taking the time to help your child build a Pinewood Derby car or sell some Girl Scout cookies, we’re here to support them in all their extracurricular activities! As parents, it’s what we do.
Anger over Phoenix-area high schoolers depicting racial slurs is wrongfully directed
Mike Russell | January 22, 2016 6:49 pm
KTAR News’ Mike Russell argues that we shouldn’t get mad at the six Phoenix-area high school girls who likely depicted racial slurs with T-shirts, but instead at the society that glorifies and gives attention to “stupid” people and their actions.
Why parents who cut in the car pick-up and drop-off lines at school are the worst
Mike Russell | January 20, 2016 7:13 pm
KTAR News’ Mike Russell argues those who break the car line rules at school should be banned and their kids forced to take the bus until their parents complete a certified driver’s education course.
Sarah Palin’s endorsement only hurts Donald Trump’s campaign
Mike Russell | January 19, 2016 5:59 pm
Sarah Palin’s endorsement only hurts Donald Trump. Just look at what she did to the presidential hopes of Sen. John McCain.
Americans love Donald Trump because he’s mean
Mike Russell | January 11, 2016 4:37 pm
I have figured it out! I have cracked the code: I have discovered why so many Americans are hyped up about Donald Trump.
Kid’s birthday party? Sorry, the NFL playoffs are on!
Mike Russell | January 8, 2016 5:58 pm
Yes, the NFL playoffs are MORE important than your kid’s birthday party. There. I said it.
President Barack Obama’s action on gun control isn’t all bad
Mike Russell | January 5, 2016 5:45 pm
Take a deep breath. President Barack Obama’s executive order on gun control isn’t as bad as you think. Trust me.
Will the purchase of Arizona’s Four Peaks lead to the brewery’s downfall?
Mike Russell | December 18, 2015 4:36 pm
KTAR News’ Mike Russell discusses the possible benefits and gains that will come as a result of Anheuser-Busch’s purchase of Arizona’s beloved Four Peaks Brewery.
‘Star Wars’ geeks vs. sports fans: Is there really a difference?
Mike Russell | December 16, 2015 5:17 pm
Before you roll your eyes at all of us that wait in line, dress up or talk about “Star Wars” all the time, I want to draw a comparison.
LA school panic is yet another win for terrorism
Mike Russell | December 15, 2015 3:57 pm
With all of the shenanigans Tuesday in the Los Angeles School District, I have to say it: Terror won.