The Star has an editorial called Thorns & Flowers --A roundup of actions good and bad
Each flower is awarded to a specific entity. The Tucson City Council. The parishioners at Holy Family Catholic Church.
But the thorn? The thorn is awarded to the "toll that the bad economy, and the housing downturn in particular, is having on our community." Bad 'toll.'
I can see why the Arizona Daily Star would not address the mistaken economic philosophies of Republicans as the Republicans just won a majority in the Arizona legislature. My guess is that Arizona has a lot more bad 'tolls' on the way.