Category Archives: Political Bites
Should city and school elections be held separately from the partisan November elections?
No. The cost of having an election is relatively high. Requiring material to be sent out via mail, assembling volunteers at each polling place and tallying up the [...]
Who is the most significant person in the history of the Southeast Valley and why?
Also, let’s define our terms, Southeast Valley is Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert, extending south to the Gila River reservation, southeast to Queen Creek, east to [...]
Other than a family member or loved one, what are you most thankful for?
I am thankful that I live in a place and time where there is abundant access to content to learn from, people and communities to learn with [...]
What was your biggest surprise in state or local elections?
Proposition 204 not getting approved was a bit of a surprise. I expected the fact that it was a permanent tax increase to affect many voters. However, in the recent past [...]
Does Arizona spend too much, too little or about the right amount of money on prisons, and why?
Arizona is definitely spending too much on prisons. In 2010, we were spending almost $1 billion or 11% of general fund on corrections. [...]
Who will win the presidential election and why?
It is going to be a close one. Supreme court, dangling chad close perhaps? Romney seems to be surging, but is it enough to unseat the incumbent? The economy seems to be the [...]
Who will win the U.S. Senate race between Carmona and Flake and why? (No plugs, please.)
This one is probably impossible to call. It has been close and both candidates have raised significant money ~1.5m. I believe the current sentiment of [...]
Regardless of your personal feelings (no plugs, please), who will win the county sheriff’s race?
Poll any Maricopa County resident. Ask them if they have heard of Joe Arpaio. I suspect more of them could identify who he is over vice [...]
Should the Diamondbacks have gotten rid of broadcasters Daron Sutton and Mark Grace?
Grace had to be let go. He clearly has a problem that he needs to take care of off the field. It is a shame that they let [...]
Should city council and school board meetings start with a prayer?
We are often concerned about the separation of church and state. However, we must be reminded that we allow individuals to have freedom of religious expression (these prayers are not [...]