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Montini Spends the Day Liking Himself

The Republic’s EJ Montini is a Twitter master.  He spends his days Tweeting, Retweeting and Liking his columns.  His screeds drive up traffic, but as we now know, they drive away advertisers.  It’s not a great way to finish a career, but I’m sure it’s better than spending his days yelling at kids to get [...]

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What Do John D’Anna and Santa Clause Have in Common?

  Here’s some parenting advice that I received at church.  “Don’t tell your kids that Santa Clause brings their presents and then expect them to believe that Jesus fed the 5,000.” Santa Clause seems like good clean fun, but your kids will eventually figure out that he’s not real and will wonder what other things [...]

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Robbed Again

Check out the latest column by EJ Montini.   Opinion: Over the years the Republicans who control the Legislature have made it more difficult for working people to vote, educate their kids and, yes, earn a decent living. Set aside the fact that these assertions aren’t actually true.  Montini uses an analytical tool that explains [...]

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All is Proceeding as I Have Foreseen

The Arizona Daily Star has announced that it is selling its building and moving its employees to a smaller location.  I have been to that location many times.  My first visit was tour with my Catalina high school Free Enterprise class in 1978.  It was an incredible operation.       

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John D’Anna Mocks his Bosses

Did you see the front of the Valley & State section today?  Don’t worry, no one else did either.  The lead story is so meaningless that it’s clearly a parody.  The Republic’s John D’Anna writes that: We know all of this because a company you’ve probably never heard of (Quality Logo Products) surveyed 2,700 people [...]

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Add Me to the List

I just saw this entry from the July 18 Yellow Sheet.  It’s a reference to Hiral Tipirneni running against David Schweikert.  The only Republicans who don’t think there’s anything to worry about seem to be the congressman himself and his consultant, Chris Baker. Ha, the list of Republicans who think that Schweikert doesn’t have anything [...]

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The Cost of Anger

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that advertisers are now steering away from political content.  During the second quarter of this year, 177 advertisers that worked with ad measurement firm DoubleVerify Inc. blocked their ads from appearing on news or political content online, up 33% from the year-earlier period and more than double the 2017 [...]

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We’ve Been Robbed

Eddie Farnsworth is retiring and the Republic’s Craig Harris is using the opportunity to Tweet about “Charter School Millionaires”. In addition to resorting to name calling and class warfare, Harris either doesn’t understand, or chooses to ignore the fundamental economics behind charter schools.  Don’t take my word for it, read the words of Republic columnist [...]

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We have an Answer!

It was supposed to be a rhetorical question.  Last week EJ Montini asked: Will Americans Line up for Jobs at Raided Chicken Plants? Do you expect to see long lines of out-of-work Americans looking to get jobs at the four poultry process plants in Mississippi that were raided by agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement this [...]

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Pop Quiz: What do these stories have in common?

If you follow the right side of the blogosphere you will be familiar with this story. Virpi Mikkonen, cookbook author and plant-based food blogger at Vanelja, recently announced her decision to eat meat and other animal products again. The Finnish entrepreneur said her decade of following a mostly vegan diet led to health concerns like [...]

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