Just as arch-conservative Arizona Governor Jan Brewer crumbled to public and political pressure and vetoed Arizona's so-called "anti-gay legislation," a Texas federal court judge (Hon. Orlando Garcia) in San Antonio struck down Texas's ban on same-sex marriage because it violated the equal protectio ... More >>
And do Mexicans eat chocolates?
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.
Rocks Off is on the phone with perhaps one of the great photographers of this era, critically acclaimed and award-winning photojournalist Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. His brainchild, The Black List - a collection of intimate, up-close photos of the great black leaders and personalities of our time - ... More >>
Rick Perry is generally not a man to be out-rightwinged, but he may see an attempt in the GOP primary. He'll keep citing his Limbaugh-Tea Party bona fides, but there are ways for opponents to put doubt, if not fear, into the hearts of voters considering him. Here's how four attack ads from the rig ... More >>
Medical effects of concussion far worse for kids.
Jersey's Chris Christie sent his regrets, for obvious reasons.The Texas Independent has more or less been keeping a running tally of gubernatorial RSVPs to Rick Perry's invitation to come to Houston to pray and fast and be all Jesus-y. So far it's looking grim, as would any event where Kansa ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
Just imagine it's a smokestack instead of a cannonNew rules designed to limit harmdul greenhouse gas emissions go into effect January 2, and 49 states have taken steps to meet them.Guess which one hasn't. Mississippi? They're usually last in everything, right? WRONG.You probably realize just from ... More >>
The governor of Texas talks about seceding from the United States of America. Remember when we all thought that was a goofy moment?It turned out to be only a tease for the rest of the political year. When it comes to politics in 2010, things got a whole lot weirder.And we're not even talking about c ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
Mexican in the Big Apple
Arizona and America join Joe Arpaio in rushing to inquire: Are your papers in order?
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved thanks to Mexican immigrants.
Michael Berry, Number One in loving ArizonaThe Freedom Riders of the `60s were brave, visionary fighters for civil rights, but they pale in comparison to the Pale Riders of the Michael Berry Brigade.Berry, the former city councilman and current KTRH talk-show host who recently hoped that a mosque ... More >>
Rob Krentz's family talks about the life and death of the murdered Arizona rancher.
From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border
You got served....by ArizonaThe squeaky wheel gets the grease, Rick Perry.Perry was famously, and surprisingly, critical of Arizona's controversial law regarding immigrants and demands to see their papers.Arizona governor Jan Brewer became a darling of the right, trumpeting about protecting ... More >>
"It may well be that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition is not the glaring noisiness of the so-called bad people, but the appalling silence of the so-called good people."- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.There's something so powerful about music. It gets us through life's bu ... More >>