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Poll: Only 15% of Arizonans Feel Better Off Under Democrat Rule

By Wendell Husebø Only 15 percent of Arizonans say they have been better off since President Joe Biden assumed the White House and Democrats took control of Congress, a Suffolk University/Arizona Republic poll found Friday. Forty-eight percent of likely Arizona voters feel worse off since Democrats regained control of Washington, DC. Concerning the state’s economic condition, which […]

21 Attorneys General Want U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Immigration Law

By Tom Joyce Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is leading a group of 21 attorneys general in an amicus brief regarding federal immigration law. The attorneys general are asking the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold a federal statute to enforce federal immigration law in United States v. Hansen.   “In the middle of this man-made […]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: Don’t Take the Bait

By Liberal Guy Some  friendly liberal advice to  Republicans. I want to offer my sincerest apologies for your present illiberal treatment by the Democrats, especially progressive Democrats. Your rights as Americans are being violated—in speech and in deed and in broad daylight. If present trends continue, it’s not going to end well for America. May I offer you some advice? I […]

Don’t Take the Bait

By Liberal Guy Some  friendly liberal advice to  Republicans. I want to offer my sincerest apologies for your present illiberal treatment by the Democrats, especially progressive Democrats. Your rights as Americans are being violated—in speech and in deed and in broad daylight. If present trends continue, it’s not going to end well for America. May I offer you some advice? I […]

Weekend Read: Democracy and Liberty

By Baldy Harper Editors’ Note: This article was originally penned in 1949.  Yet, it has amazing applicability today.  Democrats are making quite a plea right now, that they support “democracy”. It is the buzzword of the 2022 Mid-term election cycle. Adrian Fontes has a promotional sign saying to vote Democrat to “support democracy.” Without a […]

Borrower Sues to Stop Biden’s Unfair, Illegal Student Loan Bailout

By Adam Kissel Probably the most common legal argument against the Biden administration’s student loan bailout plan is that the federal Department of Education simply doesn’t have the authority to accomplish it. That’s a core argument in a new lawsuit filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of an employee whose student debt is affected by […]

Blake Masters: Democrat Mark Kelly’s Voting Record Will Expose Him to Independents

By Wendell Husebo Trump-endorsed Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters said Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly’s (D-AZ) voting record will expose him to independents. Kelly’s voting record is a radical one despite the candidate trying to appear moderate. He has backed President Joe Biden’s legislative initiatives 94 percent of the time. Regarding the open southern border, Kelly has voted in 2021 […]

Free Enterprise Club Announces Its Ballot Measure Endorsements for the November 2022 Election

By Arizona Free Enterprise Club This November, Arizonans will decide on 10 ballot measures. The Arizona Free Enterprise Club is endorsing four of these measures: Propositions 128, 129, 132, and 309. Each of these are necessary and critical to make common sense election integrity reforms and protect Arizonans from the influence of out-of-state special interests […]

FBI, Justice Department Twist Federal Law to Arrest, Charge Pro-Life Activist

By Hans von Spakovsky and Cully Stimson In an early morning raid Friday in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, about two dozen FBI agents with weapons drawn pounded on the door of Mark Houck’s home, where he lives with his wife and seven children. The FBI agents arrested Houck based on a federal indictment. Sounds serious, right? Is Houck a domestic […]

House GOP: Venezuela Deliberately Releasing Violent Criminals, Sending Them to U.S. Border

By Bethany Blankley A coalition of House Republicans led by U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, is “demanding answers about Venezuela releasing violent prisoners early and pushing them to join caravans heading towards our southern border” in a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “We need transparency and accountability from this administration,” […]

Poll: Arizona Democrats Riding on Abortion Rights to Make Up for Poor Biden Approval

By Cole Lauterbach Democrats in Arizona say they’re more interested in November’s election, with abortion laws becoming their battle cry. But, they will have to outwork President Joe Biden’s mid-term approval ratings. A recent Arizona Public Opinion Pulse poll from OH Predictive Insights found that 59% of Arizona voters think there should be limits on […]

EXCLUSIVE: Anti-Semitic Democrats Backed By Katie Hobbs Used Tax Dollars To Screen Anti-Israel Propaganda And Pro-BDS “Boycott” Film At Arizona Capitol (VIDEO)

By Jordan Conradson Democrats in the Arizona Legislature and the ACLU hosted the screening of the anti-Semitic film “Boycott” at the Arizona Capitol Museum on Thursday. They used the film to promote the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) hate movement against United States ally, Israel. State Senator Martin Quezada and State Rep. Athena Salman hosted […]

Gays Against Groomers Get Financially Deplatformed

By Rod Dreher This is how soft totalitarianism works: no gulags, no jail time, just being excluded from the marketplace. We are rapidly approaching the point where one may not buy or sell without permission of the Regime. This is also how soft totalitarianism works: the “Regime” is not the State alone, as in the […]

ESG Financial “Leaders” Live In La-La Land

By Mandy Gunasekara This week, I virtually attended “The ESG Leadership Forum 2022” co-hosted by the Wall Street Journal Trust and Nasdaq. Panel discussions covered everything from accelerating the energy transition to how to model climate risks into climate strategy to getting to net-zero with tips on how to “actually deliver” on ESG promises. Speakers […]

EXCLUSIVE: Trump-Endorsed Arizona Attorney General Nominee And Former Prosecutor Abe Hamadeh HAMMERS Woke Anti-Police Radical Kris Mayes During AG Candidate Forum (VIDEO)

By Jordan Conradson Editors’ Note: As the 2022 midterm election approaches (November 8th), mail-in ballots are to be mailed out on October 12th. The Prickly Pear asks all readers and all Arizonans two simple questions: Is Arizona to be a state like California where there is widespread crime, homelessness, defunding of police and rapid deterioration […]

Apparent Victory Rings Hollow for Group Opposing School Choice

By Jason Bedrick Editors’ Note: It is pretty clear that much of our society’s ills stem from our educational system. The rot started in the universities and has now penetrated down into K-12. With school lockdowns during Covid, many parents finally got to see, with their own eyes, the poor quality and ideologically based and indoctrinating […]

BREAKING: NEA Resources Discuss ‘Sadomasochism,’ ‘Bondage,’ and Other Sex Acts

By Garion Frankel Are you fed up? Are you worried that America in rapidly sliding into a neo-Marxist state by the radical left in control of Washington with historically narrow majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and an Executive controlled by unnamed far leftists in place of a clinically incompetent President Biden? They are […]