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This Arizona experiment shows you can fool enough of the people enough of the time. Especially if they are old whites who reflexively check the name with an “R” beside it — because all our problems are caused by brown-skilled people getting things they don’t deserve. Especially if they get their information in the closed and self-reinforcing loop of Fox and Limbaugh. Rogue Columnist

As to Ducey, he is a nullity. Even if one sets aside his record at Cold Stone Creamery — which one shouldn’t do — he offers nothing new. I’m struck again by our age’s childlike awe of the businessman for public office (e.g. Rick Scott in Florida). The public interest is not a business. No wonder none of our best presidents were businessmen (Warren Harding and George W. Bush were). The Arizona experiment

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Arizona will make no progress until the Kookocracy is deposed. That won’t happen until the Republicans lose the Legislature, especially, and other top state offices. Rogue Columnist: The troll

On the whole, Arizona is watered by three main sources: State river water maintained in reservoirs, Central Arizona Project water from the Colorado River, and underground water. A fourth source in increasing use is reclaimed wastewater. All the water used by municipalities combined amounts to less than 25 percent of that used by the entire state, while 70 percent supplies agriculture. As experts have noted over the years, shifting the water supply from farms to homes will buy Arizona a lot of time. Claims That Metro Phoenix Is Doomed Because of Climate Change Are Exaggerated

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