Emil Franzi

Franzi: A Gerrymander by Any Other Name

eporting about the current redistricting plans for both the Arizona legislature and the nine seats in the U.S. House put forward by the Independent Redistricting Commission failed to cover the system’s obvious flaws. The Democrats gamed the system. To…

Franzi: The Ebb and Flow of the GOP

O. – Republican In Name Only. Flaky on the issues. More relevant, flaky on the obligation to support other members of the coalition they have chosen, particularly when holding partisan or party office. There may be examples elsewhere called DINOS.…

Franzi: Emil Comments on Tom’s Latest Column

Republicans in Congress and President Obama are both betraying their country by Tom Danehy   TOM – this probably the lamest excuse for political discourse you have ever written. You wouldn’t even make a good Transylvanian peasant – you’d screw…

The Wisdom of Heinlein

FORM POLITICIAN By Lazarus Long, AKA Robert A.Heinlein   (As the President told us yesterday, one should not allow something like “signing a pledge just to get elected to interfere with doing the right thing”.  EF)     “Reform politicians…

Franzi: Politics is a Team Sport

cs is a team sport. Democrats know that better than Republicans. Political parties are coalitions. Those who disparage partisan governments fail to note that there is no place where governments are freely chosen that does not utilize them. The fundamental…

Franzi: Asa Bushnell Obituary

rn Arizona lost a lot more than a great, retired journalist with the passage of Ace Bushnell. We lost one of our truly great citizens when he died March 14 at the age of 85. Born Asa Smith Bushnell III…