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Weekend Read: They Got Us, Right Where They Want Us

By Peachy Keenan Open borders Christians wage open warfare on Americans. Social media lit up with commentary after a bizarre commercial for a group called “He Gets Us” aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl. The ad, which you can watch here, consists of still images that depict BLM- and DEI-approved progressive archetypes getting their feet washed by […]

Are Policymakers Oblivious to the Importance of Crude Oil, or Are They Intentionally Sending Us Back to the 18th Century?

By Ronald Stein The elephant in the room that no one wants to discuss is that crude oil is the foundation of our materialistic society as it is the basis of all products and fuels demanded by the 8 billion on this planet. World leaders are not cognizant enough to know that wind turbines and solar panels only […]

Trio Submits Proposal To Ban Tracking Firearms Through Purchases

By Alan Wooten Restricting the use of a merchant category code to track transactions for firearms and ammunition sales has been proposed by Republican U.S. Reps. Elise Stefanik of New York, Richard Hudson of North Carolina, and Andy Barr of Kentucky. The implementation of the MCC, as it is commonly known, happened in September 2022 […]

America First Legal Sues Maricopa County

By Neland Nobel America First Legal, a law firm closely associated with the first Trump Administration, is suing Maricopa County for election malfeasance. American First is headed by Stephen Miller, former Senior Advisor to President Trump.  Also serving on the board is Gene Hamilton, former Counselor General in the Department of Justice, Reed D. Rubinstein […]

Recording Shows Maricopa County Recorder Richer Made Promises His Office Failed To Deliver On

By Sean Campbell In June 2020, amidst the constraints of the COVID-19 lockdowns, Stephen Richer, presently serving as the Maricopa County Recorder, was observed participating in a Republican fundraiser. At the core of his platform was a commitment to restoring both lawfulness and fairness to the recorder’s office—a pledge he asserted had been neglected by […]

Biden’s Foreign Policy

By Bruce Bialosky While conceiving this column I came upon an observation about the difference between the Biden and Trump presidencies. Trump’s administration was chaos, but our lives were normal. Biden’s administration is normal, but everything else is in chaos. When speaking about President Biden, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates stated, “I think he has […]

Nikki Haley’s Backers Spent Millions Boosting Her Bid In Her Home State. She Still Lost By 20 Points

By Robert Schmad Political action committees and advocacy groups supporting Nikki Haley’s presidential bid spent millions in her home state of South Carolina, only for Haley to lose by 20 points in the state’s Saturday primary. Groups including the pro-Haley SFA Fund, the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Action, and the liberal dark money-funded Defending Democracy […]

Arizona News: February 28, 2024

By The Editors The Prickly Pear’s TAKE ACTION focus this year is to help achieve a winning 2024 national and state November 5th election with the removal of the Biden/Obama leftist executive branch disaster, win one U.S. Senate seat, maintain and win strong majorities in all Arizona state offices on the ballot and to insure […]

Trump Is Blunt and Right About NATO

By Doug Bandow They just can’t take a joke. The former president Donald Trump made a sarcastic crack about encouraging Russia to attack NATO members who didn’t invest in their defense, and hysteria enveloped both Washington and Brussels. For some officials, the imbroglio appeared to signal the end of Western civilization. Even worse, Europeans realized […]

Bill Allowing Cheaper Blends Of Gasoline Passes Arizona Senate

By Cameron Arcand Editors Note: If you travel much by car, you likely have noticed that gasoline is often cheaper in rural communities, in New Mexico, and Colorado.  That is because “special blends” are required for urban areas in Arizona. This is strange because Denver is a large metropolitan area situated in a bowl surrounded […]

Mortgage Rates Rise Back to 7%, Housing Market Re-Freezes, Buyers’ Strike Continues. Prices Are Just Too High

By Wolf Richter Inflation might not go back into the bottle voluntarily, and these mortgage rates – considered low in 1970-2000 – might stick around. The average conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 7.0% in the latest week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association today. The daily measure by Mortgage News Daily has been over 7% […]

‘Arizona Border Invasion Act’ Passes State Senate, Hobbs Plans To Veto

By Cameron Arcand A bill targeting illegal immigration in Arizona has passed the Arizona State Senate along party lines. Republican Sen. Janae Shamp’s legislation dubbed the “Arizona Border Invasion Act” would criminalize crossing into Arizona under state law unless it is through a legal port of entry at the United States-Mexico border. In addition, Senate Bill […]

Numerous Voter ‘Irregularities’ Exposed in Nevada – Predictor for 2024?

By Catherine Salgado Numerous Nevada voters discovered on Sunday that there were worrisome errors in their voting history. Nevada was also one state with evidence of mass election fraud in the 2020 election. Nevada’s Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar is a Democrat, and the state has a history now of sketchy election proceedings. Can we […]

Goldwater Institute Creates New Series of Educational Videos

By Neland Nobel February 25, 2024/in Culture War, Education, Featured, Latest News, Liberty, Midterms 2022, Politics/by Neland Nobel Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute The Arizona-based Goldwater Institute has developed a new series of educational videos called Foundations of Freedom. It seems many people absorb information today more readily on videos than reading. Whatever the […]

EU Blamed Muslim Jihadis’ Genocide of Nigerian Christians on Climate Change

By Catherine Salgado The European Union (EU) Parliament finally acknowledged the horror of the genocide against Nigerian Christians—but blamed the fake climate crisis instead of the very real Islamic terrorists. Islamic scriptures approve and encourage the killing of non-Muslims and militants in Nigeria have zealously carried out a decades-long genocide against Christians that has left […]

How Battleground Arizona Tackles Noncitizens on Voter Rolls

By Fred Lucas Arizona’s second-largest jurisdiction provides a glimpse into the battleground state’s obstacles in keeping dual voter lists, an election watchdog group says. Pima County—the second-largest county, including the state’s second-largest city, Tucson—has removed a total of 186 noncitizens from its voter registration lists since 2021, according to data gathered by the Public Interest Legal Foundation. Of […]

The Willis-Wade Effect

By Craig J. Cantoni As non-Whites rise to positions of power, they can be just as corrupt and self-dealing as Whites who abuse their power. Contrary to what is conveyed by critical race theory and other intellectual hogwash, all humans are inherently the same when pickled in similar circumstances and cultures, regardless of race, ethnicity, […]

Bogus ‘ESG’ Group Rates China’s Slave-Fueled Energy Firms Better Than U.S. Oil And Gas Companies

By Chuck Devore Editors’ Note: Either by accident or design (your choice), the environmental movement and its subsidiary the ESG movement, always seems to tilt the scales towards benefiting China and hurting the US. Whether making us dependent on Chinese-dominated solar panels and windmills, weakening our electrical grid, willfully overlooking the massive use of coal […]

Weekend Read – The Western Ruling Elite: Its Development and Its Betrayal

By Finn Andreen The Western ruling elite has become oligarchic in nature; its political and economic influence is disproportionate and even harmful to society. It is necessary, therefore, to review its historical evolution and expose its current goals. Firstly, it must be recognized that it is natural and necessary for society to have an elite. […]