Where do we go from here?

In the wake of the election, Arizona’s Republicans and Democrats are left with a mixed bag of emotions. On the Continue Reading

posted by Julie Erfle at November 19th
Sheriff Joe we’re not

Sheriff Joe’s, “tough enough to keep us safe,” takes the cake as a cynical, sidestepping-the-truth political slogan. Tell that to Continue Reading

posted by Jana Bommersbach at October 17th
Republicans for Obama

“I hope this is the last time I support a Democrat, but I’ll just have to see how the Republican Continue Reading

posted by Paula Pennypacker at September 10th
Arpaio and Thomas costing AZ taxpayers millions

Arizona Republicans are screaming about taxpayers having to pay county officials for their “pain and suffering” that resulted from the trumped-up Continue Reading

posted by Paula Pennypacker at April 27th
Obama predicted to win second term

As a reader of my blog, you know that I have already given my prediction for the outcome of the upcoming Continue Reading

posted by Paula Pennypacker at March 7th
Republican lawmakers determined to make higher education unattainable for low income Arizonans

Fundamental to American life is the idea that if one works hard, studies hard, he/she can overcome a life of Continue Reading

posted by Julie Erfle at February 6th
State Senator Ron Gould determined to let students pack heat

Though university administrators, student leaders, professors, and other stakeholders have made it known they do not want guns on campus, Continue Reading

posted by John Triplett at January 10th
How do YOU define American?

Journalists tell stories. It’s what they love. It’s what they’re paid to do. But sometimes, the journalist becomes the story Continue Reading

posted by Julie Erfle at November 18th

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Bio: The story behind this blog begins in 2007 when, on an ordinary September morning, my world was unexpectedly smashed to pieces. A drugged-up gang banger with multiple arrests and outstanding warrants crossed my husband’s path. As my husband and his partner attempted to arrest him, he pulled a gun and shot my husband twice in the back of the head. The murder of a Phoenix police officer is big news. Bigger still is the fact that this happened at the hands of a previously deported illegal immigrant in a border state rife with contentious immigration battles. As I listened to the politicians and pundits spin my husband’s death to further their interests, my journalism background came into focus and I found myself doing my own research into the causes and possible solutions to our nation’s immigration problems. I also gained an awareness of what it was like to be on the opposite side of the lens. I had been a member of the media, and now my family was the subject of the story. When I went public with my views on immigration, I was drawn even further into the political web of Arizona politics, and though I shied away for a time, I felt I could no longer be silent. And so I created this blog, my editorial on the challenges facing our state and our nation. My expectation is that it will be used as a source of reasoned debate to elevate our discussions in a thoughtful and informed manner while seeking solutions to complex problems. I hope the differing opinions expressed by myself and others will both challenge and motivate individuals to work for the greater good.


Website: http://politicsuncuffed.com/