If white privilege, and male privilege, and white male privilege, don’t exist, why do things like this keep happening?

Below is a tale of two AZ legislators. Ceci Velasquez is a former Democratic Arizona State Representative from LD29 (West Phoenix). In 2016, Velasquez was forced to end her reelection campaign when it was revealed she had been charged with misusing food stamps. Velasquez pleaded guilty Oct. 25 to a misdemeanor count of unlawfully using […]

Yes, Roe v Wade will be overturned soon. Yes, they can put you in jail for a miscarriage in Arizona once that happens. Here’s how.

In 2017, a Tennessee woman was charged under that state’s abortion ban. 2017, not 1917. Started thinking about writing this article, in the way I have done it, when I had a conversation with our 22 year old legal assistant about Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court, and Arizona’s trigger law A.R.S. 13-3604, which becomes […]

McSally announces Senate bid, fails to condemn Trump’s racism, still wants you to think she’s cool

As I’ve mentioned lo these many times about Arizona Republicans, there is a highly successful subset of them who, despite their obvious lack of interest in competent governance of any kind, are impressively adept at what is known to political junkies as “working the refs” or “manipulating mainstream pundits”. Martha McSally is one such Republican, […]

Arpaio not off to an auspicious start

Why, oh why, for my first post back in months does it have to be about the bad stench we thought we had (at least) extinguished in 2016? Here is the exclusive @abc15 / @OHPredictive poll – @RealSheriffJoe cuts @kelliwardaz base in half, leaving @RepMcSally in the lead to replace Senator @JeffFlake . pic.twitter.com/kmRCNs844a — […]

“Moderate” Martha McSally votes to yank health care from millions

Martha McSally stood up in GOP conference meeting and said let's get this "fucking thing" done. Yes, direct quote — per members and aides. — Erica Werner (@ericawerner) May 4, 2017 About ending protections from lifelong coverage caps on children born with illnesses, making being a rape or domestic violence victim a preexisting condition, etc. […]

Call your Rep and Senators Flake and McCain, now!

I’m old enough to remember the outraged protests from the right against the Affordable Care Act as it made its way through Congress to President Obama in 2009-10. It was being shoved down our throats, we were told. No one voting on the bill had really read it, supposedly. Tyranny! A number of House members […]

“Alt Schools fiasco” for Ducey, Republican legislators? Maybe we can make it so!

.@LaurieRoberts: Arizona's leaders just failed Arizona's schools with school-voucher expansion https://t.co/K971KV5Vbp via @azcentral — YvonneWingettSanchez (@yvonnewingett) April 7, 2017 When you’ve lost Laurie Roberts. Big tip of the hat to my sweetie Mark for using the phrase “alt-schools fiasco” to describe the expansion of vouchers Governor Ducey just signed into law. PHOENIX — Gov. Doug […]

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