Arizona Democrats Pro-Death Penalty? Local Leaders Take a Surprising Stance

When it comes to partisan politics, one dynamic has stayed constant for a long time: Democrats leaning towards compassion and Republicans leaning towards consequences when it comes to the legal process and crime. That dynamic has nearly always stayed in place when it comes to one of the more controversial topics of our time: the death penalty. Until now, that … Read More

Ballot Measures Enjoy Enthusiastic Support

New Poll Shows 70% of Voters in Scottsdale Want to Reduce the Sales Tax, Improve Parks, and Protect Open Spaces (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Two measures on the November ballot in Scottsdale get high marks from voters according to a new survey from pollster Data Orbital. The company was Arizona’s most accurate pollster during the last presidential election. The “To Protect and … Read More

Scandal in the Scottsdale City Attorney’s Office

Any city attorney office is typically a boring one, insofar as the public goes. The crimes that they prosecute are relatively inconsequential by nature, it is rarely a politically polarized position, and it generally flies under the radar. Except when it doesn’t. And the Scottsdale City Attorney’s office is learning that in a big way with one of the most … Read More

Scottsdale One of the Most Attractive Cities for Millionaires

Most of our readers almost certainly are aware of the Great Migration: the Covid-era phenomenon of people taking advantage of work-from-home policies and leaving major overcrowded cities for new destinations. The reasons and locations are varied, but typically surround a few key concepts, primarily leaving high cost-of-living and high tax areas for locations which are more affordable in both arenas. … Read More

Addendum: The Congressional District 1 Democratic Primary Just Got Stranger

This blog typically has pretty good takes. We’re not 100% correct, but we have a solid track record. So when attack ads against three of the top four challengers in the Democratic primary to unseat Representative David Schweikert go out but we can’t find one against the fourth (and that fourth is VERY well funded), well…it’s not hard to point … Read More

Our Inspiration of the Week: Alfredo Gutierrez

For those of us who are a bit more advanced in life, we’ve often had the thought…it would be great to do something, but it’s too late. Too much time has passed, time to move on from that dream and embrace reality. But an Arizona icon recently demonstrated that it’s never too late to pursue a dream. Enter Alfredo Gutierrez; … Read More

Out with the Old (and affordable) and In with the New (and upscale) in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city of incredible amenities, but of course that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. One complaint that many residents have around the Old Town area is that it’s a relative food desert; as in, there are relatively few supermarket issues in the area. Therefore it was rather disheartening to hear that one of the few options, the Fry’s at … Read More

Democrats Getting Ugly in Congressional District 1

We just spoke about the mess in Congressional District 1 that is the Schweikert campaign (you can read that coverage here). As Schweikert has slogged through ethics complaints, fines, and disturbing tactics for years, Democrats have continuously lined up to try to oust him, and this year is no different. Numerous significant names with strong financial backing are brawling in … Read More

David Schweikert’s Awful Consultant and Regretful Choices

By Alexander Lomax There is a reason why many people call politics a four letter word. Negative campaigning is perceived as a must, dirty tricks abound, slander and libel rules don’t apply so awful things and half-truths (and sometimes lies) are routinely told about opponents. However, there is still a limit of decency that most campaigns will ascribe to. Sometimes … Read More