News Columnist for The Arizona Republic. E-mail me at ed.montini@arizonarepublic.com

Group fighting to save wild horses on the Salt River

azcentral.com — There was a movie released in 1969 about a marathon dance contest that took place during the Depression. It was called, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Since then, just about every news story that had to do with horses in peril tried somehow to incorporate the movie title.
Aug 04, 2015

Group fighting to save wild horses on the Salt River azc.cc/1SITNGH via @azcentral

Aug 04, 2015

They shoot horses, don't they? They just might. In ARIZONA. Which is, you know, the original wild West azc.cc/1N7Rnub via @azcentral

Aug 04, 2015

RT @Dinora6: .@ejmontini Group fighting to save wild horses on the Salt River... but it wont be easy.azc.cc/1ONKpv4 pic.twitter.com/FOVgMpWWzH

What if decapitation killer had chosen a gun instead?

azcentral.com — Imagine how much worse the death toll could have been if the mentally ill man accused in Phoenix of decapitating his wife and pets, had chosen a gun instead of a knife. In Arizona, that would have been easy for him to do.
Aug 03, 2015

What if decapitation killer had chosen a gun instead? azc.cc/1DnRmSA via @azcentral

Another lion killer? It's time to disarm trophy hunters

azcentral.com — We weren't paying much attention to the rich American guys paying tens of thousands of dollars to kill exotic, sometimes endangered, animals until a Minnesota dentist named Walter Palmer killed a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe last month.
Aug 03, 2015

Another lion killer? It's time to disarm trophy hunters azc.cc/1N4ZTtY via @azcentral

Could you take being spied on like Planned Parenthood?

azcentral.com — The nurse on the phone had observed some disturbing "symptoms" in my work and diagnosed me with a severe case of hypocrisy. "So, Mr. Montini," she said (although she really didn't mean the "mister" part), "How would the public feel about you and your coworkers if someone secretly recorded your conversations then released the tapes."
Aug 03, 2015

Could you take being spied on like Planned Parenthood? azc.cc/1N4sq2N via @azcentral

Aug 03, 2015

Secret tapes did in Nixon. Did in Romney. Planned Parenthood is in trouble. What would it do to you? azc.cc/1N4sq2N via @azcentral

Coping with the mass-murdering 'it' who killed his son

azcentral.com — Tom Teves does not speak the name of the gunman who murdered his son, Alex. Teves does not refer to the killer as "the defendant." He does not even use the pronoun "him." Most time, when the subject of the convicted shooter comes up, as it did when we spoke last week, Teves calls the man "it."

Gov. Ducey happily hops back into Koch brothers' pouch

azcentral.com — The political world is cold and cruel, even in the desert Southwest, so when Gov. Doug Ducey was running for office he decided to climb into the very, very, VERY deep pockets of billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch. It's a secure place for a needy politician, warm and dark and completely insulated by wads and wads of cash.
Jul 31, 2015

Gov. Ducey happily hops back into Koch brothers' pouch azc.cc/1I78sDe via @azcentral

Jul 31, 2015

Gov. Ducey finds a warm and cozy spot in the Koch brothers' pocket. azc.cc/1I78sDe via @azcentral

Jul 31, 2015

READER: So, you're saying Arizona's governor has a lot in common with a baby kangaroo? ME: Yep, mate. azc.cc/1I78sDe via @azcentral

Jul 31, 2015

RT @SLBahr: Gov. Ducey happily hops back into Koch brothers' pouch azc.cc/1I78sDe via @azcentral

Aug 02, 2015

Gov. Doug Ducey happily hops back into the warm, money-filled pouch of the kangaroo Koch brothers. azc.cc/1I78sDe via @azcentral

Sorry Sheriff Arpaio, Trump wants Russell Pearce for VP

azcentral.com — I was wrong. I thought that since Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was running his campaign out of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's anti-immigrant playbook that the sheriff was a cinch to be Trump's running mate.
Jul 31, 2015

Sorry Sheriff Arpaio, Donald Trump apparently wants Russell Pearce for VP azc.cc/1SmlRzg via @azcentral

Jul 31, 2015

Will tough-talking Donald Trump choose Russell Pearce for VP to bring back ugly "Operation Wetback?" azc.cc/1SmlRzg via @azcentral

Bizarrely tying Planned Parenthood to Cecil the lion

azcentral.com — I respect the beliefs of ardent anti-abortion activists, and I appreciate their passion. But trying to compare levels of public outrage over the death of Cecil the lion with our reaction to the secret video tapes of Planned Parenthood executives is ludicrous. It's silly. And, these days, it's completely expected.
Jul 30, 2015

Yes, there actually are bizarre attempts to tie Planned Parenthood to Cecil the lion azc.cc/1Sk6PKm via @azcentral

Jul 30, 2015

Sorry, Limbaugh. Sorry, Rubio. Planned Parenthood and Cecil the lion have NOTHING in common. azc.cc/1Sk6PKm via @azcentral

Jul 30, 2015

That obvious link between Cecil the lion and Dr. Jonas Salk...wait...what? azc.cc/1Sk6PKm via @azcentral

Jul 30, 2015

RT @shaunmckinnon: Bizarrely tying Planned Parenthood to #CecilTheLion. @ejmontini follows the odd path to outrage: azc.cc/1Sk6PKm via @azcentral

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Sen. McCain joins anti-Planned Parenthood grandstanders

azcentral.com — Sen. John McCain joined a few dozen of his grandstanding buddies in Congress to introduce legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood. It's a legislative way of shooting first and asking questions later. Some very disturbing video of secretly taped Planned Parenthood executives is being shared on the Internet and given wide media exposure.
Jul 29, 2015

Sen. McCain joins anti-Planned Parenthood grandstanders azc.cc/1ShH6Cg via @azcentral

Why won't the attorney general help us block robocalls?

azcentral.com — Here's something we can all agree on. Democrats and Republicans. Liberals and Conservatives. Young and old. Male and female. Gay and straight. We all -- and I mean that... all -- hate robocalls.
Jul 29, 2015

Are robocalls driving you nuts? I bet the attorney general will try to stop that from...or maybe not. azc.cc/1HZS2fY via @azcentral

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Aug 04, 2015

RT @AprillynnV: @azcentral @ejmontini I'm curious to know why they need to be saved. They are wild and free and probably love it that way

Aug 04, 2015

RT @Dinora6: .@ejmontini Group fighting to save wild horses on the Salt River... but it wont be easy.azc.cc/1ONKpv4 pic.twitter.com/FOVgMpWWzH

Aug 04, 2015

RT @tempechamber: Thanks @ejmontini We've seen those horses many times along the 87, an amazing sight. What a shame if we lose them twitter.com/azcentral/stat…

Aug 04, 2015

They shoot horses, don't they? They just might. In ARIZONA. Which is, you know, the original wild West azc.cc/1N7Rnub via @azcentral

Aug 04, 2015

Group fighting to save wild horses on the Salt River azc.cc/1SITNGH via @azcentral

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