No Miracle In West Mesa

The 1988 Democratic nominee for President Michael Dukakis talked a lot about the “Massachusetts Miracle,” touting his perceived Bay State successes. But by the time the campaign ended voters weren’t looking so kindly on such claims. It’s a lesson that could play out this year in the 2014 Arizona gubernatorial campaign, either by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith’s GOP opponents, or … Read More

Book A Room. Get A Promo.

The nefarious tactics used by Arizona Public Service (APS) to eliminate an Arizona rooftop solar industry over the past year (Arizona Republic APS, solar companies clash over credits to customers; New York Times: On Rooftops, a Rival for Utilities) have been well documented by others. One of those stories (Huffington Post: Arizona Solar Policy Fight Heats Up) even described the … Read More

Southern Scottsdale Should Be A Political Stepchild No More

Proximity to Sky Harbor, freeways, a great downtown, the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Zoo, the Indian Bend Wash. “South Scottsdale” should be a prideful label, not a derogatory one. Maybe the two strip clubs in the area advance the negative connotation. Or the automobile dealer departures along McDowell Road. Or maybe the big talk but little action from both public … Read More

News Release: Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Sheriff, Endorses Michael Auerbach for Scottsdale City Council

Scottsdale- City Council candidate Michael Auerbach today announces the Honorable Joe Arpaio has endorsed him for Scottsdale City Council. “Today I am pleased to endorse Michael Auerbach, Candidate for Scottsdale City Council 2014. Michael is a strong supporter of law enforcement and will be an advocate for public safety. I encourage you to support Michael in his run to ensure … Read More

Norma Alvarez: A Liberal, Glendale Voice For Good

With the exception of Bill de Blasio’s New York City where the mayor there is declaring war on charter schools, educational choice is gaining more acceptance across the country to the constant displeasure of teacher’s unions. They can block for a time but not forever the tide of history. This is the lesson of all civil rights, of which school … Read More

Press Release: Poll Shows AZ Gubernatorial Election Wide Open

Cave Creek, AZ – Citing a recent poll showing the governor’s race is up-for-grabs, new entrant in the race, Frank Riggs, an Arizona businessman and former U.S. Congressman, touted his success in defeating Democratic candidates in a congressional district where Democrats enjoyed an almost 20-point registration advantage. The poll by Republican pollster Susquehanna Polling and Research suggests that over half … Read More

Press Release: Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio Endorses Michael Auerbach for Scottsdale City Council

February 13, 2014 – Scottsdale – City Council candidate Michael Auerbach today announces the endorsement of Phoenix City Councilman, Sal DiCiccio. “Today I am pleased to endorse Michael Auerbach, Candidate for Scottsdale City Council,” said DiCiccio. “Michael is a fiscal conservative who will fight to enact pension reform. The escalating cost of city government must be brought down, and Michael … Read More

Perhaps Gilbert Mayor John Lewis Should Be Running For Governor & Not Mesa Mayor Smith

As the narrative goes Mesa Mayor Scott Smith single-handedly willed a backward East Valley behemoth into America’s most progressive city. That’s a slight exaggeration and there’s no doubt Mayor Smith has done a commendable job getting results. Additionally, he is an engaging fellow that’s got a little Chris Christie without bridges while being a tad more cherubic. But if the … Read More

Scottsdale Is Amazing Not In Atrophy

Recently an article in the Scottsdale Independent queried whether Scottsdale was losing its luster. It cited the election losses of the General Plan, a Scottsdale School District bond and the recent city bond package. But that’s a little like saying Kate Upton doesn’t like as good in a red bikini as blue. She still looks good. No matter what. So … Read More