Today's Five Best Columns
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Jul 23, 2014 10:53PM ET
Inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was convicted of brutally shooting and killing two people in 1989, took nearly two hours to die.
Jul 7, 2014 12:16PM ET
The state of Arizona must grant drivers' licenses to young undocumented immigrants granted work permits under an Obama administration program, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday
Jun 2, 2014 3:52PM ET
"If at first you don't succeed, change your name and party affiliation and try, try again," is the advice one former Republican from Arizona took after his original bid to get elected failed.
Mar 12, 2014 2:26PM ET
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer won't seek re-election, Brewer announced Wednesday afternoon.
Feb 28, 2014 10:03AM ET
The Republican right/far-right civil war is the guiding narrative for the party in 2014. So it's fitting that the first big skirmish of the year — Arizona's "religious freedom" bill — should have been part of that bigger war.
Feb 27, 2014 11:03AM ET
Last night, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, a controversial bill that would allow businesses to assert their religious beliefs and deny service to gay and lesbian customers.
Feb 27, 2014 10:37AM ET
The Daily Show started last night’s episode by breaking down the absolute clusterfuck that is Arizona’s anti-gay bill, SB 1062.
Feb 26, 2014 7:53PM ET
Arizona governor Jan Brewer said the bill does not address a specific religious freedom issue and would have hurt the state.
Feb 25, 2014 6:50PM ET
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is rumored to be be leaning towards a veto on a controversial anti-gay bill passed through the state's legislature last week.
Feb 25, 2014 12:54PM ET
What if businesses were as religiously-opposed to Arizona as it wants to be against gay people? For starters, they'd lose their precious Super Bowl.
Feb 25, 2014 12:04PM ET
Sources close to the governor say she's likely to veto a discriminatory bill that has drawn widespread criticism from politicians and business leaders.
Feb 20, 2014 11:58PM ET
Arizona just passed another bill designed to exclude certain people.
Jan 26, 2014 9:47AM ET
Citing his "long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats," the Arizona Republican Party passed a resolution attacking Senator John McCain for being too liberal.
Jan 13, 2014 11:00AM ET
The Supreme Court declined to review the appeals court decision that struck down Arizona's controversial 20-week abortion ban, effectively ending the chance to reinstate it.
Jan 6, 2014 10:56AM ET
Even Steven Seagal thought the idea of him running for governor of Arizona was "kind of a joke." At first.
Nov 22, 2013 3:35AM ET
Approximately 6,000 cases of suspected child abuse reported to an Arizona state hotline over the last four years have gone uninvestigated, officials announced on Thursday.
Nov 5, 2013 1:30AM ET
Arizona governor Jan Brewer announced on Monday that Apple is expected to bring more than 2,000 jobs to the state when it opens up a new facility in Mesa in the near future.
Oct 3, 2013 1:25PM ET
Well, we're back to a "grand bargain" as the solution to the gigantic budget mess in Washington. These days, the prospect of an everyone-gets-what-he-wants deal is seems unlikely, because more people want a lot more things.
Oct 2, 2013 7:58PM ET
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is famously "tough," or "unconstitutional" in his enforcement of immigration laws, depending on who you ask.
Jul 8, 2013 1:42PM ET
If you doubt that climate change is transforming the American landscape, go to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sweltering temperatures there have broken records this summer, and a seemingly permanent orange haze of smoke hangs in the air from multiple wildfires.
Jun 30, 2013 11:29PM ET
A fast-moving wildfire 85 miles north of Phoenix has killed 19 of the firefighters who were sent to stop it, according to the Prescott Fire Department and the U.S. Wildland Fire Aviation Service.
Jun 27, 2013 9:56PM ET
A jaguar has been spotted roaming wild in the U.S., the first since 2009. But while the animal wanders the Arizona mountains, he's become the center of a debate over protecting the state's wildlife.
Apr 30, 2013 10:10AM ET
Arizona cities are going into the gun-selling business. Under a new law, no weapon collected during a buyback program can be destroyed. This is not usually how such programs work.
Apr 12, 2013 7:38AM ET
Authorities in Arizona say they intercepted a package on Thursday that had been filled with explosives and mailed to controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Mar 18, 2013 4:38PM ET
"So it's under oath. Big deal." That's not exactly the sort of statement you'd expect from a sitting Supreme Court justice, but here we are.
Mar 18, 2013 12:04PM ET
The Supreme Court will hear arguments later today on a challenge to Arizona's Proposition 200, approved in 2004, that required proof of citizenship to vote. If the Court upholds the measure, it could significantly curtail the Latino vote for years.
Feb 21, 2013 4:33PM ET
Rick Scott is not alone: Of the seven Republican governors who've betrayed the anti-Obamacare cause, four are in states with very large Latino populations. And watch out — some of these bleeding hearts could be "the future of the GOP."
Jan 3, 2013 1:44PM ET
Arizona is entertaining a law that will make it a felony to use another person's real name to make an Internet profile intended to "harm, defraud, intimidate or threaten," which to some sounds like a law against parody Twitter accounts.
Dec 10, 2012 5:25PM ET
Matthew Good: that's the name of the guy who crushed your dreams of winning half of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot.
Dec 7, 2012 3:47PM ET
We know you were hoping for a Powerball winner to hate, with the first winning couple turning out to be the sweetest ever, but the second person, who has finally claimed the prize, doesn't want to go public.