Political Notebook: LaWall intervention in prison initiative angers; Huckelberry lashes out over World View; Grijalva back | Local news

Angelena Iglesia

“What’s not normal is when you go into court to rehabilitate signatures, to show that signatures are valid, that you have opposition from the county recorder, and then you also have Barbara LaWall involved,” said Roopali Desai, the attorney who represented the initiative’s supporters. LaWall, who leaves office at the […]

The View From Here: COVID can’t kill the political speech

Angelena Iglesia

I had been afraid that COVID would kill the political speech, an institution already weakened with some chronic underlying conditions. For decades now, political ads have become the main messaging vehicle for candidates running for statewide or national office, making fundraising a candidate’s most important job, not the ability to […]

Beyond Distrust: How Americans View Their Government

Angelena Iglesia

November 23, 2015 Broad criticism, but positive performance ratings in many areas Overview A year ahead of the presidential election, the American public is deeply cynical about government, politics and the nation’s elected leaders in a way that has become quite familiar. Currently, just 19% say they can trust the […]