Extreme vetting

I can’t find the archived video of it but back in the early ’80s Phil Donahue had Reverend Jerry Falwell on his daily morning show to discuss religion, which I watched because I was home sick or ditching high school. Falwell (of course) argued that his particular brand of evangelical Christianity was the true faith […]

Kansas is realizing its yooooge budget mistake. Will Arizona follow suit?

Photo: Bloomberg From the Kansas City Star comes this big development: The Kansas Senate passed a bill to increase taxes Friday that could mark the end of many of the policies long championed by Gov. Sam Brownback. Because no amendments were made to the bill first passed by the House, it does not need to […]

Town Hall Double Standards

Remember back in the summer of 2009, when members of Congress of both parties held town hall meetings with constituents about health care reform, and there were loud protesters at all them, but especially at the ones held by Democrats? And remember how that same summer Ann Kirkpatrick, who was serving her first term in […]

My Democratic district meeting was packed!

There are easily 3X as many people here as at a usual meeting. #AZLD28Dems pic.twitter.com/iOvArg3WmC — Donna Gratehouse (@DonnaDiva) February 8, 2017 I was told the total number of attendees was about 160, so maybe not quite a triplefold increase but more than twice our usual number. I’ve lived in Arizona Legislative District 28 since […]

Oh shut up, Glenn Hamer

SomehowGlenn Hamer, who heads the AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry, manages to keep his high-paying job despite being possibly the worst advocate for Arizona businesses ever and having a compulsive tendency to open his mouth and insert his foot. Per the AZ Capitol Times Yellow Sheet Thursday: Hamer and his Chamber are pushing for […]

The AZ Dem Party got Clinton Foundation-ed

MSM: "Sure, this maniac is about to blow up the world but Democrats left a spot over there when they cleaned the house so both sides!" — Donna Gratehouse (@DonnaDiva) January 29, 2017 My eternal struggle Remember last summer when the Associated Press broke this bombshell story about the Clinton Foundation and teased it with […]

CLICKBAIT: This take on both David Brooks and “identity politics” is everything!

From Timothy Burke, Professor of History at Swarthmore College, comes a magnificent rebuttal to David Brooks’ latest pile of festering sanctimonious hooey in the New York Times. Swarthmore thoroughly pastes Brooks for his tedious habits of hypocrisy and useless moralizing, but he also takes down the “identity politics” canard peddled by guys like Mark Lilla […]