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

Montini: DiCiccio compares Satanic Temple to…ISIS?

azcentral.com — Would we let this guy give the invocation at a Phoenix City Council meeting? (Photo: Uncredited, AP) Apparently we missed something on TV Sunday morning that was WAY more entertaining than the interminable Super Bowl pre-game programs. Phoenix City Council member Sal DiCiccio compared the members of the Satanic Temple who were scheduled to give the invocation at a council later this month to ...
Feb 08, 2016

Montini: Speaking to @brahmresnik Councilman Sal DiCiccio compares Satanic Temple to…ISIS? azc.cc/1T91qFA via @azcentral

Feb 08, 2016

RT @ejmontini: Montini: Speaking to @brahmresnik Councilman Sal DiCiccio compares Satanic Temple to…ISIS? azc.cc/1T91qFA via @azcentral

Montini: That time Saudi Arabian cows 'ate' our water

azcentral.com — Are foreign interests draining Arizona dry. (Photo: The Republic) Years from now when the wells run dry and our thirsty children ask what happened to Arizona's water you'll be able to tell them that Saudi Arabian cows 'ate' it. Along with cattle from the United Arab Emirates. Perhaps even China.
Feb 08, 2016

Montini: That time Saudi Arabian cows 'ate' our water azc.cc/1XdPUbg via @azcentral

Montini: Are young women traitors for backing Bernie?

azcentral.com — Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD, AFP/Getty Images) You know that saying about how you can lead a horse to water, but... Well, it works in politics, too. Particularly political activism.
Feb 08, 2016

Montini: Are young women traitors for backing Bernie? azc.cc/1T8oeFi via @azcentral

Feb 08, 2016

Montini: Must young women backing Bernie turn in their feminist cards? azc.cc/1T8oeFi via @azcentral

Montini: A jaguar, a wolf, an old woman…progress?

azcentral.com — El Jefe. One of a kind. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) There is a jaguar in Arizona. A jaguar. One. This has caused a certain type of concern for some people. And a completely different type of concern for others.
Feb 06, 2016

Montini: A jaguar, a wolf, an old woman…progress? azc.cc/1XbfehZ via @azcentral

Feb 07, 2016

Montini: How we got a cool stadium in exchange for an old woman. And other stories of ... progress. azc.cc/1XbfehZ via @azcentral

Montini: Super Bowl Smooper Bowl. Who cares, right?

azcentral.com — The Vince Lombardi Trophy for the Super Bowl champion. (Photo: CHERYL EVANS, Cheryl Evans/The Republic) This was going to be the super-est of all Super Bowls, right? Until it wasn't. Until our guys, the Cardinals, got blown out in the NFC championship game. Now it's like... meh. I mean, we'll watch it.
Feb 05, 2016

Montini: Super Bowl Smooper Bowl. Who cares, right? azc.cc/1T2WVfy via @azcentral

Feb 06, 2016

Montini: If our guys were in it, sure, but now it's Super Bowl Smooper Bowl, right? azc.cc/1T2WVfy via @azcentral

Montini: Lawmakers treating disabled equally...as bad

azcentral.com — Bigwigs in our sitting Legislature don't like people sitting in chairs like this. (Photo: David Goldman, AP) In a way, I suppose members of the disabled community can now say that the politicians who control the Arizona Legislature have finally come around and are treating them just as they treat the rest of us -- badly.
Feb 05, 2016

Montini: Lawmakers finally treating the disabled equally...as bad azc.cc/1X87Jbx via @azcentral

Feb 05, 2016

Montini: Lawmakers hear just fine, so why do concerns of the disabled community fall on deaf ears? azc.cc/1X87Jbx via @azcentral

Montini: Four in 10 tell pollster elections are rigged

azcentral.com — The results of a new Rocky Mountain Poll are in and the numbers are shocking. Roughly 40 percent of us are convinced that elections are rigged. Can you believe that? I mean, what the heck is wrong...with the other 60 percent? Particularly since a vast, really vast, majority of those polled understood exactly how the elections are rigged.
Feb 04, 2016

Montini: Four in 10 say Arizona's elections are rigged. (What's wrong with the other 60 percent?) azc.cc/1X6svZ4 via @azcentral

Montini: No, Phoenix City Council did NOT ban prayer

azcentral.com — Prayer candles inside a Phoenix church. (Photo: The Arizona Republic) When I was in Catholic grammar school the nuns would tell us - all the time - that if we were outside of church and found ourselves in a difficult or frightening situation we should pause for a moment and say a silent prayer.
Feb 04, 2016

Montini: Actually, no, Phoenix City Council did NOT ban prayer. azc.cc/1X5H5jG via @azcentral

Montini: How lawmakers uphold (only one type of) family

azcentral.com — Why would lawmakers prefer to keep kids in foster home rather than being adopted? (Photo: D Sharon Pruitt) What kind of people would claim to treasure children and support families then traumatize children and trash families? If you live in Arizona, the answer would be: Legislators. Some of them, anyway.
Feb 04, 2016

Montini: How lawmakers support (only one type of) family. 'Family values' that hurt families azc.cc/1SZRzlj via @azcentral

Montini: Thomas Jefferson would've welcomed Satanists

azcentral.com — Thomas Jefferson (Photo: Portrait by Rembrandt Peale / Courtesy of the New York Historical Society) I was reading something about Thomas Jefferson and Muslims which made it clear that some members of Phoenix City Council need a lesson in history, and democracy, and grace.
Feb 03, 2016

Montini: Unlike Phoenix City Council, pretty sure Thomas Jefferson would've welcomed the Satanists. azc.cc/1SYB35c via @azcentral

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Feb 08, 2016

RT @RingerAZ: @ejmontini @brahmresnik @Sal_DiCiccio about to lose the political capital he's built on fiscal issues over a black&white cons…

Feb 08, 2016

Montini: Speaking to @brahmresnik Councilman Sal DiCiccio compares Satanic Temple to…ISIS? azc.cc/1T91qFA via @azcentral

Feb 08, 2016

Thanks. She once survived an attack by an intruder. The saints and ghosts protected her. Without them she was lost. twitter.com/MarceloDietric…

Feb 08, 2016

Montini: That time Saudi Arabian cows 'ate' our water azc.cc/1XdPUbg via @azcentral

Feb 08, 2016

Montini: Must young women backing Bernie turn in their feminist cards? azc.cc/1T8oeFi via @azcentral

Feb 08, 2016

I'd guess you've never worked in a steel mill, like my dad, uncles, brother and me. Lots of people work hard...so twitter.com/drandeasu/stat…

Feb 08, 2016

RT @RadioBlah_Blah: @ejmontini The @HillaryClinton story proves she's is resorting to fear-mongering like @tedcruz's in Iowa. I'm #FeelingTheBern. U?

Feb 08, 2016

RT @JzsJzsammy: @ejmontini Absolutely agree with you on this. Just happy that the generation is paying attention. Hope it continues at state/local level.

Feb 08, 2016

Montini: Are young women traitors for backing Bernie? azc.cc/1T8oeFi via @azcentral


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