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Jim Small, AZ Mirror

Jim Small, AZ Mirror

Jim Small is a native Arizonan and has covered state government, policy and politics since 2004, with a focus on investigative and in-depth policy reporting, first as a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, then as editor of the paper and its prestigious sister publications, the Yellow Sheet Report and Arizona Legislative Report. Under his guidance, the Capitol Times won numerous state, regional and national awards for its accountability journalism and probing investigations into state government operations.

COMMENTARY

Republicans can’t take ‘yes’ for an answer when Trump says ‘no’

By: - February 7, 2024

If you want to see what happens when a dog catches a car, look at Republicans in Congress. For decades, the GOP has increasingly been focused on immigration, spurred by a xenophobia intent on stemming the flow of immigrants from Latin America that was, 20 or so years ago, confined to a small but vocal […]

COMMENTARY

Kyrsten Sinema is gambling that her filibuster vote will help her win again in 2024

By: - January 21, 2022

The furious Democrats who revile Kyrsten Sinema don’t know her very well. She may not have single-handedly derailed President Joe Biden’s presidency by ensuring that none of his ambitious legislative agenda ever reaches his desk, but Arizona’s senior senator certainly has become the face of the Democrats’ circular firing squad. And her highly choreographed speech […]