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Past tragedies evoked past presidents’ inspiration
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Past tragedies evoked past presidents’ inspiration

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist They came to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds by the thousands, just four days after a terrorist’s bomb ripped through a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City. This was April 23, 1995 –...
This weekend, we remember genuine sacrifice
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This weekend, we remember genuine sacrifice

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist Now comes Memorial Day, as if we need more solemn reminders of what Americans used to be so long ago. Once, we were a nation forged in revolution, a land that paid for its independence in...
Who was that masked man? Probably our columnist
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Who was that masked man? Probably our columnist

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist I spent a chunk of Wednesday at the dermatologist’s office, sitting in the waiting room. Twenty minutes cooling my heels typically isn’t fun, but this time there was entertainment,...
Lawsuits may become the last word in the pandemic
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Lawsuits may become the last word in the pandemic

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist I got sued once, last decade. The plaintiff was a disgraced state legislator who resigned after multiple witnesses called 911 to report him beating up his then-girlfriend in public. She was a...
Arizona still will be the nation’s ‘brightest light’
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Arizona still will be the nation’s ‘brightest light’

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By Denny Barney Tribune Guest Writer From an economic standpoint, Arizona has been, to borrow a phrase from Gov. Doug Ducey, “the brightest light in the nation.” Ever since the Great Recession, our state has been building...
Ducey used his head, some want it off
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Ducey used his head, some want it off

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By David Leibowitz, Tribune Columnist Statistics report we have 3.6 million jobs in Arizona. You know which one sucks the most right now, in the middle of the pandemic? Governor. Sure, Doug Ducey gets paid 95 grand and has a...
How will future Americans regard the pandemic? Depends
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How will future Americans regard the pandemic? Depends

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist It’s dangerous to contemplate history when an historical moment remains ongoing, but when your days stretch to infinity under quarantine, what else do you have to do? Lately, I’ve taken to...
How Mesa schools can get on the right footing
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How Mesa schools can get on the right footing

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By Rich Crandall Tribune Guest Writer The Mesa Public Schools (began a new chapter last week with the appointment of Dr. Andi Fourlis as superintendent. Dr. Fourlis is smart and well respected – which is beneficial, given that...
Conflict, like virus, spreads like wildfire
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Conflict, like virus, spreads like wildfire

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By David Leibowitz, Tribune Columnist The conversation with a progressive politico friend of mine took place in a Walgreens parking lot on April 15 – two men standing six feet apart swapping tales of quarantine woe. His wife...
Consumers can find help with virus-related issues
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Consumers can find help with virus-related issues

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By Diane E. Brown Tribune Guest Writer By now, we have all heard public health experts declare the need to frequently wash our hands and practice social distancing. While we heed that important advice, we also urge consumers to...