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.
Bipartisanship failed on expanding voting rights. Kyrsten Sinema and her backers ignore that.
By: Jim Small - February 2, 2022
The corporate establishment wing of the Republican Party that supports U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is aghast that liberals are angry and might hold her accountable for supporting the filibuster, fearful that an electoral defeat would usher in a senator who wouldn’t carry the water for big business. And that’s why the top advocate for big business in […]
Kyrsten Sinema is gambling that her filibuster vote will help her win again in 2024
By: Jim Small - January 23, 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 […]
Lies, damn lies and the Republicans destroying our elections
By: Jim Small - November 16, 2020
ARIZONA — For recognizing the reality that the 2020 election was conducted freely and fairly, and acknowledging that simple math dictates there was no possible way that Donald Trump would receive the votes he needed to catch Joe Biden in Arizona, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is being lauded as a fearless truth-telling hero and derided as […]