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Two Arizona cities among 20 ‘meanest to homeless’ in America

Michael Bryan

National Coalition for the Homeless issued their annual report ‘A Dream Denied: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities’ for 2006 which names Flagstaff (#10) and Phoenix (#17) among the 20 meanest cities in America. Some of the most serious problems that the homeless face are the lack of social services, the lack of affordable … Read more

Shadegg Seeks Majority Leader Position

Michael Bryan

John Shadegg, Republican Representative of Arizona’s District 3 has announced his candidacy for the House’s second leadership position, Majority Leader, recently vacated permanently by ethically troubled Tom DeLay (this would be a good time to send a few dollars to Democrat Don Chilton who seeks to unseat Shadegg, BTW). I’m going to make a bold … Read more

A Brief Primer on Political Persuasion

Michael Bryan

Some political volunteers, though enthusiastic about their candidate, can unwittingly put-off a potential supporter or lose a chance to convert the supporter of another candidate due to a lack of knowledge of the basics political persuasion. There are hundreds of sophisticated techniques of persuasion, but this primer seeks only to lay down a basic set … Read more

As We Celebrate Freedom, Remember the Japanese Internment Camps

Clyde Steele

In February 1942, another “date which will live in infamy,” the United States of America suddenly and deliberately forced the relocation of thousands of American citizens of Japanese descent to detention camps during World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941, the U.S. War Department suspected that … Read more

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