Columns

COLUMN: Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive in full effect

You’d have to go back to the year when the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" film was released to find the last time when Arizona men’s basketball lost five games in a row. That’s 35 years ago. After getting slashed by a different version of Freddy Krueger – the Washington State Cougars in this case – the Wildcats are in their own version of Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive. Granted, it’s not quite as catchy, but we’re in the midst of Arizona’s horror story nonetheless. Read more

Column: Social media activism is apathy

If Americans really wish to show they care for Paris and the lesson it taught the world, and work to defeat the enemy while they’re at it, then this is the path ahead, not changing your profile picture on Facebook. Read more

Column: Lax gun control to blame for increased violence, not religion

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, the governors of 31 states including Arizona declared they oppose allowing Syrian refugees into their state borders. While they cannot legally carry this out, they can make the process extremely difficult for refugees to receive help from their states. These rejections are generated out of the irrational and prejudiced fear that aiding these refugees would also mean aiding ISIS terrorists in entering America undetected. Read more

Column: Governors overstep, show racism and cowardice

In the wake of the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris, more than half of all state governors—including Arizona’s very own Doug Ducey—have now closed their doors to Syrian refugees, citing concerns that terrorists will masquerade as refugees in order to gain access to the U.S. Read more

Column: We shouldn't be fighting ISIS with kid gloves

When we shamelessly flouted the U.N. and myriad international laws concerning state sovereignty and human rights by invading Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in 2003 under a pretext that proved to be disingenuous at best and more likely profoundly criminal and immoral, we were not shy about causing hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties. Read more

Column: Life, Liberty and an open shore

In light of the attack, many Americans have become terrified and are championing closing off the U.S. borders from Syrian refugees. They believe that letting in refugees could let terrorists into the county as well, but closing our borders and letting thousands of innocent people die is not the solution. Read more