John V. Evans: 1925 – 2014

Evans, from a pioneering Idaho family, was both blessed by political luck and beguiled by his political circumstances. It was his good...

Tucson

A year ago this weekend Tucson, Arizona was at the center of the world. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a vibrant up-and-coming moderate...

Healing

On This city in the Sonoran Desert has been our adopted “second city” now for more than ten years. We have come to love the place,...

Dumping Dupnik

It was probably inevitable given our overheated politics. The Pima County, Arizona sheriff, Clarence Dupnik, has become the target – I...

Mourner-in-Chief

My favorite presidential historian, Robert Dallek, as well as anyone has, caught the essence of last night’s remarkable speech in Tucson...

The Giffords Story

“Anger, hatred, bigotry” – the headline in the Sydney, Australia Morning Herald. “A disturbing story about American political culture” –...

Tragedy in Tucson

Get to the bottom indeed. We all tend to measure the impact of big events by the closeness of personal connection. For me, this one is...