Laurie Roberts, USA TODAY

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Past articles by Laurie:

ICE secretly deports troubled Iraq War veteran to El Salvador. That's a disgrace.

The dead-of-night deportation of Marine Jose Segovia Benitez, an Iraq combat veteran with PTSD, is a shameful way to say 'thank you for your service.' → Read More

A progressive revolt against moderate senator is exactly why Trump will win (again)

Progressive Democrats want to censure the first Arizona Democrat to win a Senate seat in 30 years. Genius idea. → Read More

Joe Arpaio's decision to run for sheriff is a disaster for Republicans: Today's talker

Joe Arpaio's decision to run for sheriff is a disaster for Republicans who hoped to wrest the office away from Democrats in 2020. → Read More

Nike blew it by capitulating to Colin Kaepernick and pulling Betsy Ross flag shoe

Colin Kaepernick was offended by Nike's new Betsy Ross flag shoes. By pulling it, Nike showed a distinct lack of backbone and dissed a female patriot. → Read More

Rep. Paul Gosar rails against waste, then spends more on travel than anyone

Rep. Paul Gosar spent more than any other House member on travel in 2018. This, after vowing to fight government waste. → Read More

Did students in MAGA gear make high school unsafe? Or just uncomfortable?

Did high school students decked out in MAGA gear make a school unsafe or merely uncomfortable? → Read More

Opinion: Brittany Zamora teacher-student sex tale offers teaching moment for parents

Moral of this sick story involving Arizona teacher Brittany Zamora? Sexual vultures can be closer than you think → Read More

An incapacitated woman is pregnant and no one notices? How does that happen?

A woman, incapacitated for a decade, gets pregnant and none of her caregivers notice? Hacienda Healthcare has some explaining to do. → Read More

Kyrsten Sinema is 'Senator Barbie Doll'? And you wonder why the GOP can't attract women

A Republican Party official laments the 'dumb ass' voters who sent Kyrsten Sinema to the Senate. No wonder the GOP can't attract moderate women. → Read More

1 million voters can't be wrong. Martha McSally should join Kyrsten Sinema in the Senate

Kyrsten Sinema will be Arizona's next senator. Martha McSally should be, too. → Read More

Republican crybabies need to get a grip in Arizona's McSally-Sinema race

As Democrat Kyrsten Sinema edges closer to becoming Arizona's next senator, Republicans are crying fraud without so much as a shred of evidence. → Read More

Christine Blasey Ford is wiping the floor with Senate Republicans

Christine Blasey Ford comes across as credible and authentic. Senate Republicans, meanwhile, just come across as clueless. → Read More

Guy who says dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark tapped to review Arizona's evolution standards

State Superintendent Diane Douglas tapped a creationist to review the proposed new standards on how to teach evolution. Only in Arizona, folks. → Read More

Four ways Jon Kyl Senate appointment will help Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey

Gov. Doug Ducey's appointment of Jon Kyl to fill John McCain's seat in the Senate was good for Arizona, Ducey. → Read More

White House flag flies high as Donald Trump disses John McCain

Donald Trump gave Arizona Sen. John McCain no respect in life and now, none in death. → Read More

GOP's Joe Arpaio disaster in Arizona makes bad midterm election cycle even worse

Contempt of court conviction? Presidential pardon? No problem. He's back and he's running for the Senate. But he's dreaming if he thinks he'll win. → Read More

Roberts: Joe Arpaio, 85, just upended Arizona's Senate race

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's entry into Arizona's Senate race is a game changer. Democrats must be smiling today. → Read More

Roberts: Doug Ducey fails to step up for schools (shocking, I know)

In Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's 2018 State of the State speech, it's what he didn't say that speaks loudest of all. → Read More

After Las Vegas, pray for healing and for sanity to someday prevail on guns

America's anger will inevitably fizzle into impotence in the face of an organized gun lobby that will mow down any suggestion of limiting gun rights. → Read More

Roberts: What Donald Trump really needs: a blankie

The president delivered a 90-minute homage to America's biggest ego ... his. → Read More