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Limbaugh was skilled at firing up hatred
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Limbaugh was skilled at firing up hatred

February 23rd, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist In 1995, in a column for this newspaper, I made a serious error in judgement. Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia had died of a heart attack while in drug rehab and I wrote about it....
Born to run – from excessive public attention
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Born to run – from excessive public attention

February 14th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist Every few months, a stranger approaches me on the golf course to discuss something I’ve written. This makes me anxious, because (a) these folks typically disagree with the column in question...
No reason for pride with Arizona’s sixth “C”
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No reason for pride with Arizona’s sixth “C”

February 9th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist In Arizona’s formative years – say before the Valley constructed an actual freeway system – the state’s economy and reputation rested on what early Arizonans called “the Five...
Developmental disabilities rate vaccine priority
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Developmental disabilities rate vaccine priority

February 2nd, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By MADISON BLANTON Tribune Guest Writer Every week, the United States meets another COVID milestone, for example registering more COVID-19 cases in a single day than ever before in the early parts of January. With the hope of a...
Hank Aaron was more than a hero on the diamond
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Hank Aaron was more than a hero on the diamond

February 2nd, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist It was a Monday night in April and my parents let me stay up past bedtime to watch the Atlanta Braves play the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was a special occasion: Hank Aaron trying to smack his...
Yearning for the energy that only a crowd can provide
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Yearning for the energy that only a crowd can provide

January 26th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist It was Tuesday afternoon and work got too heavy. A break was called for, mindless diversion. My thoughts turned to an old favorite: A matinee movie. Ninety minutes of popcorn, soda and cinema....
Jan. 6 disgrace will live long in our memory
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Jan. 6 disgrace will live long in our memory

January 12th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist After a few hours, you had to switch off the television and stop scrolling the videos on social media. Clowns attacking cops inside the nation’s Capitol. Morons taking over the chambers of...
As bad as 2020 was, it taught me a few lessons
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As bad as 2020 was, it taught me a few lessons

January 5th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist Sometimes he has a good day, his mind clicking like it used to, and our phone conversations take us back in time. To the Christmas he and my mother bought me a Huffy with high handlebars and a...
My New Year’s wish: Cancel the partying
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My New Year’s wish: Cancel the partying

December 27th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist As we stare 2021 in the face, here’s hoping that our elected leaders take a stand against one of the most serious public health threats currently facing the state of Arizona. New Year’s...
Ducey deserves some applause for COVID-19 response
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Ducey deserves some applause for COVID-19 response

December 20th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist When it comes to doing life-threatening work during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have rightfully congratulated our heroes on the frontlines: doctors, nurses, fire fighters, cops, paramedics....