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    Opinion: No more plans to fix Arizona schools until we track the money

    Dear legislators: Mike Russell doesn't want to see a single plan to fix Arizona schools unless it has a plan in place to track exactly where the money goes.
  • President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Opinion: Trump’s decision to leave Paris Climate Agreement good for America

    President Donald Trump did not deny science or doom our planet by leaving the Paris Climate Agreement. He did what was best for America.
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    Opinion: Don’t freak out about Griffin, Colbert rants because it’s what they want

    I encourage all of you that are so offended by Kathy Griffin's picture or Stephen Colbert’s rant to stop posting, reposting and commenting about them.
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, standing with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., right, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, speaks during a news conference on the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Opinion: Stop buying into the political health care scare tactics

    Let's wait and see what is actually going to happen to health care without speculating what could possibly happen. Stop buying into the scare tactics.
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    Opinion: Best way to remember fallen is to celebrate Memorial Day like Americans

    I can't think of anything more American -- or a better way to honor fallen soldiers -- than to live our lives, to be Americans on Memorial Day.
  • Eric Ueland, Republican staff director, Senate Budget Committee holds a copy of President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget, before distributing them to congressional staffers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Opinion: Before we slam Trump’s $4.1T budget, let the experts look at it

    Before we all hit the panic button over President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget, let's give the experts time to have their say.
  • Tributes are seen outside the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

    Americans can thank FBI, CIA for luxury of being desensitized to terror attacks

    There's a reason why Americans become desensitized to terror: Our intelligence community and our men and women in uniform have been keeping us safe.
  • Voters cast their ballots at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center on the Near East Side of Madison, Wis., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

    Opinion: It’s time to make voting mandatory in America

    Mike Russell thinks if we can set up the voting system very similarly to the mandatory jury system, we can have a true representative republic in America.
  • The White House is seen in Washington, Tuesday night, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Opinion: Trump administration needs to get handle on White House leaks

    Let's be real: The White House does not have a leak problem, the White House has a fire hose of unauthorized information shooting from the wings.
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    Ducey thrown a few softballs, one curve at end of 2017 Arizona Legislature

    As the 2017 Arizona State legislative session ends, Gov. Doug Ducey was handed 14 softball pieces of legislation and one high heater.
  • In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo then-FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Here’s hoping we get to bottom of Comey firing sooner rather than later

    There are a lot of questions about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Here's hoping we get answers sooner rather than later.
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    It’s nice to see the Arizona Legislature passing common sense gun laws

    I can't be happier to say the Arizona Legislature has finally managed to put some solid, common sense gun legislation on Gov. Doug Ducey's desk.
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    The money is there for Arizona teachers, it just goes to the wrong place

    Bottom line: The money is there, it’s just not going to the right place and that is why Arizona is failing our teachers and kids.
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    Phoenix’s new recycling programs are garbage

    This week, the city of Phoenix unveiled another program that is a piece of garbage: new recycling efforts! You see what I did there?
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    Reason prevails! Arizona Senate shoots down firearms and snakes bill

    The Arizona Senate struck down a bill that seemed to be on its way to Gov. Doug Ducey's desk. A bill that would allow residents to shoot a firearm within city limits to save them from, wait for it … snakes!