Photo of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

During a two-hour pretrial hearing in downtown Phoenix on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan M. Brnovich swatted away prosecutors’ efforts to sanction the defense team over allegations that ex-Backpage owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin disclosed sensitive  government documents…

Black and white photo of Lacey and Larkin.

In an exhaustive, 8,000 word feature for the July/August issue of WIRED, investigative reporter Christine Biederman profiles former Backpage owners and veteran newspapermen Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, explaining the First Amendment implications of their prosecution by the U.S. Department…

Veteran newspapermen Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey speak at a panel discussion as part of Reason Weekend 2019 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix

With a mixture of gallows humor and outright defiance, veteran newspapermen Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin captivated the 100-plus libertarians who gathered in Phoenix on Friday, March 8, for the Reason Foundation’s annual Reason Weekend. Joining a panel at the…

Color photo of Cindy McCain standing at a McCain/Palin podium during a September 15, 2008, stop in Jacksonville, Florida, on the presidential campaign trail.

There was Cindy Lou McCain inside the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, draped over her husband’s casket. Her coifed head, a mother-of-pearl orb, rested, momentarily, upon the weeping box’s lid. My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar. The…