EJ Montini on Muck Rack

EJ Montini Verified

phoenix, az
News Columnist — Arizona Republic

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

Justice maybe, finally, for Green Acre dog owners?

azcentral.com — The owners of the dogs that died a horrible suffocating death in June in a crowded Gilbert-area kennel haven't forgotten what happened to their pets. And the supporters of those owners from all over the country, and beyond, haven't forgotten. Neither, apparently, have Maricopa County prosecutors.

Burning tax dollars to send pot initiative up in smoke

azcentral.com — Arizona laws says, essentially, an elected politician can't overtly try to sway an election while on taxpayer time and on the taxpayer's dime. Sort of the way that you or I would get fired -- justifiably -- if we told our bosses we'd be out of the office a few hours handing out pamphlets for a politician or a political cause.

Judge sides with college 'dreamers' on in-state tuition

azcentral.com — A judge on Tuesday ruled that students granted deferred deportation status are eligible for in-state tuition at Arizona's community colleges. That's a good thing. I'm wondering, now if the judge might order Arizona's elected officials to take a course in civics, so that they might come to some small understanding of the Supremacy Clause in the U.S.

Your kid can NOT go to college (in Arizona). Here's why

azcentral.com — There are men and woman in Arizona who believe that the Republicans who control the Legislature, along with newly elected Gov. Doug Ducey, do not want their kids to go to college. Can you believe that? There's a name for individuals who would give any credence to such an obviously wild-eyed and unthinkable conspiracy theory.

Sheriff Arpaio still getting money for nothing (good)

azcentral.com — Sheriff Joe Arpaio has admitted violating several federal court orders. Yet people still send him money. A while back, the sheriff's own attorneys offered to have Arpaio videotape a statement admitting his guilt. Still, people send him money. According to an article by The Arizona Republic's Craig Harris, the sheriff's reelection campaign has drawn $5.5 million over the past few years.

Coping with the idea of would-be terrorists among us

Democrat believes sixth time is charm against McCain

azcentral.com — Democrat Richard Sherzan believes he can unseat U.S. Senator John McCain. There are (at least) five good reasons why no one else believes this.

'Fight of (20th) Century' was WAY better than MayPac

azcentral.com — Instead of wasting your money on some overpriced pay-per-view ticket for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao boxing match you could have been watching the documentary "When We Were Kings," and seen a real "fight of the century." Perhaps the fight of any century. It took place in October 1974.

Arrest of Baltimore cops shouldn't set off cheers

azcentral.com — I don't get the cheering and the applause. I understand the relief so many residents of Baltimore feel over the charges filed against six Baltimore police officers who were involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, the young man who died from injuries while in police custody.

Gov. Ducey doubts man-made climate change - I doubt him

azcentral.com — I'm wondering if Gov. Doug Ducey might want to rethink those $100 million in cuts to education and put some of that cash into a science class ... for himself. According to an article in the Arizona Capitol Times by Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services Ducey is "skeptical" about human-caused climate change.
More Articles →
May 04, 2015

RT @azcopinions: For whatever reason, people keep donating to Arpaio's campaign. @ejmontini's no longer surprised. bit.ly/1DPHTwY

May 04, 2015

@LHudson @azcentral No it's not, as say in the article. It shouldn't surprise us. (No matter where we live.)

May 04, 2015

RT @ScottCSomers: Garland TX shooters join infamous list of terrorist with AZ connection incl. OKC bombers & 9/11 hijackers https://t.co/VG…

May 04, 2015

Sheriff Arpaio still getting money for nothing (good) azc.cc/1GV5zEH via @azcentral

May 04, 2015

Coping with the idea of would-be terrorists among us azc.cc/1I8XNIS via @azcentral

Email EJ by joining Muck Rack Pro

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.

Share This Profile