Tagged: Arizona

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The Most Interesting Congressional Race In 2012…

…may very well be in Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District, which wraps around the eastern side of Phoenix like a crescent, including much of Tempe and parts of Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, and Paradise Valley. If...

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The Zen of Twee

  From the  New York Magazine article The Twee Party: One afternoon last June, the quaint silhouette of a three-masted sailboat made its way into New York Harbor and pulled up at the Red...

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Scenes from an Arizona snowfall

One reason I really do love this town: we just had thirty inches of snow dumped on us, and today it’s sunny and bright and the snow is melting. You can go outside in...

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Arizona buried, again, beneath a tide of snow

I’m tired of snow. I know this is true because it’s hardly snowed this winter at all until now. I took the above picture about half-way through our current storm. It was about the...

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Sport, Spectacle, Decorum, Politics

(This post is part of an ongoing series about Western culture and politics, and how the potential brokenness of one affects the other.) My impression from yesterday’s service is that Obama was genuinely surprised...

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Locally grown and operated

Arizona has legalized medical marijuana, joining fifteen other states across the country that allow marijuana use for health purposes. A system of cultivation and dispensaries will be operative by late summer 2011, with all...

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Arizona: Enemy of Federalism

By Transplanted Lawyer So the Federal Department of Justice has sued the State of Arizona over Arizona’s immigration law. Once again, I am forced to think critically about something of which I superficially would...

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Arizona burning

So, I went to Toy Story 3 with my wife on Saturday (great movie by the way) and when we were driving out of the theatre we saw a plume of smoke that looked...

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Geography, Politics, and Arrogance

Last week, Erik and I had a fun discussion about the role of geography in shaping one’s political opinions, what this means for Erik’s arguments for competitive federalism and localism, and the way in...

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“There Is No Arizona”*

I’m a committed believer in open borders and, failing that, of a robust guest worker program and something in the neighborhood of absolute amnesty for illegal immigrants.  Moreover, I’ve got no real affinity for...

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Arizona and the failure of the Right

Arizona may be my last straw. My home state has gone off the deep end lately (and I’ve written about it extensively – here, here, here, here, and here and even proposed a Northern...