Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on the Border Crisis, Election Integrity, and Kamala Harris

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was the keynote speaker at The American Spectator‘s 53rd annual Robert L. Bartley Gala on October 14, 2021. He was joined by Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, for a fireside chat.
You can watch or read the conversation below.
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Grover Norquist: Right now, we all have the opportunity and the honor of learning from the governor of Arizona. I first met the governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, when he was treasury secretary and was campaigning to kill a sales tax increase that the Republican governor had put in.

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Why Hollywood is Reluctant to Stop Using Real Guns as Props

On Thursday afternoon, a cinematographer named Halyna Hutchins was killed on the New Mexico set of a film called Rust when a prop gun loaded with blanks and discharged by the actor Alec Baldwin misfired. On Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported that, just hours before the accident, a number of camera crew workers walked off the set, citing mistreatment and poor working conditions. One person told the Times that the gun had misfired three times in the days before the accident and that there had been a “serious lack of safety meetings.

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Why Hollywood is Reluctant to Stop Using Real Guns as Props

On Thursday afternoon, a cinematographer named Halyna Hutchins was killed on the New Mexico set of a film called Rust when a prop gun loaded with blanks and discharged by the actor Alec Baldwin misfired. On Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported that, just hours before the accident, a number of camera crew workers walked off the set, citing mistreatment and poor working conditions. One person told the Times that the gun had misfired three times in the days before the accident and that there had been a “serious lack of safety meetings.

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Alec Baldwin’s Movie Set Was Plagued by Gun Misfires Before Halyna Hutchins’ Tragic Death

There were at least two prior incidents of a gun being misfired on the set of the upcoming Western film Rust in the days leading up to Alec Baldwin discharging a prop gun on Thursday that killed the film’s cinematographer and injured the director, The Daily Beast has learned.
According to a search warrant filed Friday, an assistant director handed Baldwin the gun and informed the actor the prop was safe to use. In reality, the firearm held live rounds, though the assistant director also did not know.

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Alec Baldwin’s Movie Set Was Plagued by Gun Misfires Before Halyna Hutchins’ Tragic Death

There were at least two prior incidents of a gun being misfired on the set of the upcoming Western film Rust in the days leading up to Alec Baldwin discharging a prop gun on Thursday that killed the film’s cinematographer and injured the director, The Daily Beast has learned.
According to a search warrant filed Friday, an assistant director handed Baldwin the gun and informed the actor the prop was safe to use. In reality, the firearm held live rounds, though the assistant director also did not know.

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‘The State’s gambit has worked’: Justice Sotomayor decries the court’s refusal to lift the Texas abortion ban

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a lone dissent on Friday as her colleagues once again refused to block the Texas abortion ban, even under a request from the Department of Justice.
The court did agree to take up the matter for oral arguments swiftly. On Monday, Nov. 1, the court will hear from both sides in the case on the question of whether the U.S. administration can intervene and temporarily block the law from going into effect as the cases proceed.

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What Went Wrong? Gun Prop Experts on Alec Baldwin Disaster

The production of the upcoming western movie Rust came to a tragic halt on Thursday afternoon in New Mexico, after actor and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm that resulted in the death of the film’s cinematographer.
Halyna Hutchins, 42, was reportedly struck in the stomach and was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she died, according to Deadline. Director Joel Souza, 48, was said to have been wounded in the shoulder, but was released from the hospital on Friday morning.

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When the Trump Administration Discussed Sending Troops to the Border

Former President Donald Trump with Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller a a round-table discussion on border security in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In the world of the 24-hour news cycle, when each major story commands the headlines for a couple hours only to be displaced by the next big thing, it’s easy to miss something important.

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Republicans Gain Big in Blue-Collar Elections But Narrowly in Affluent State Legislative Elections

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Posted: Oct 22, 2021 12:01 AM

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State legislative special elections provide an interesting index of partisan sentiment these days. That wasn’t so in the late 20th century, when clever local candidates and notables often got voters to cross party lines. But in this century of increasing partisan polarization and straight-ticket voting, local special elections are a proxy for opinion on national issues.

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Alec Baldwin Fires Prop Gun on Set, Killing Cinematographer, Injuring Director

Alec Baldwin cocked and fired a gun meant to be loaded with blanks on the set of a Western movie in Santa Fe on Thursday, hitting the film’s director and cinematographer.
Halyna Hutchins, 42, was airlifted from the set of Rust, which began filming at Bonanza Creek Ranch this month, mid-afternoon to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Baldwin also hit the film’s director, Joel Souza, 48, according to the Santa Fe County sheriff. Souza remains in intensive care.

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