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JUNE 15, 2016

Invitation to Forum

You are invited to attend
Sonoran News
Cave Creek Council Candidate Forum
7-10 p.m. on Monday, June 27
Cave Creek Town Hall
Hope you can attend. Former Planning Commissioner Dr. Dan Baxley agreed to be the Master of Ceremonies.

Guest Editorials:

By Howard Myers | JUNE 15, 2016

Public kept in the dark on the Desert Discovery Center

Residents of Scottsdale need to know that the city is planning to build a very large facility in OUR McDowell Sonoran Preserve, right at the Gateway trail head, the most popular of all the Preserve trail heads. It is called the Desert Discovery Center (DDC) and the last estimate for it had 72,000 square feet of buildings on about 10 acres and would cost about $75 million. Its prime purpose is to lure tourists to Scottsdale, which the Preserve already does all by itself, unimpeded by development. It will charge a fee, have concessions and night time operations which violate the Preserve Ordinance. Now they want to increase the footprint to 30 acres with no approved plan.

By Matt Barber | JUNE 15, 2016

Indecent exposure: The 'gender identity' agenda

“War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength.” This was the slogan of George Orwell’s fictional English Socialist Party (INGSOC) of Oceania, from his timeless dystopian novel “1984.”

Orwell depicted a mind-control technique employed by INGSOC called “doublethink,” which “describes the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.” If the malleable masses could be made to believe self-contradictory, patently absurd and empirically impossible concepts as true, went Orwell’s thesis, they could then be made to believe, or do, anything.

By Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. | JUNE 15, 2016

#NeverTrumpers offer only “corruption as usual”

Charles Murray, the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, writing in the National Review, says Donald Trump "is unfit to be president in ways that apply to no other candidate of the two major political parties throughout American history."

Wow. I wonder if Murray has been in a vegetative state for the last eight years.

By Natalia Castro | JUNE 15, 2016

Hillary clinches nomination, but will she be indicted?

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reminded Americans on Sept. 3, 2015 that "the success of our democracy depends on rule of law. And there is no public official that is above the rule of law. Certainly not the President of the United States."