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“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 […]

I have some questions for Robert Robb on vouchers!

Not an actual photo of AZ Republic columnist Bob Robb As an expansion of vouchers makes its way to an AZ Senate vote Thursday, Bob Robb has questions for opponents of the bill that I’m sure he came up with entirely on his own and not via talking points brainstormed up in a Goldwater Institute […]

Watch conservative media try to mold Doug Ducey into the anti-Trump

Do you think these two want most people in Arizona to enjoy liberty? I don’t. George Will’s syndicated column from Saturday is a regurgitation of the same inane pap that comes up every year or so where some conservative visits Arizona (or possibly doesn’t even bother to come here, just makes a phone call or […]

Ducey trying to have it both ways on health care

One of the more tedious but hard-to-shake obsessions in politics is the fetish for consistency, whereby it’s viewed a weakness for a politician to change their mind or admit they were wrong about something, even when presented with an abundance of evidence for why they should change their view. It most famously did “flip flopper” […]

Stunning election result in Phoenix

20% turnout thus far in Phoenix District 3. Not terrible for such a one-off election and Dem is winner in solidly R district. @DKElections — Donna Gratehouse (@DonnaDiva) March 15, 2017 God, I hope this is a harbinger of the future.