Former AZ Legislator says US House might impeach Judge Snow

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County is having a less than stellar week, as he stands trial for contempt of court. On Thursday afternoon he was asked by US District Judge Murray Snow if what had been reported by Stephen Lemons of the Phoenix New Times in June 2014 and January 2015, that Arpaio’s office […]

The “Managerial Republican” is mostly a fantasy

I will say that Ronald Brownstein’s recent column in the National Journal is a bit better than what we’ve been getting lately from the hordes of DC pundits attempting to analyze Arizona. In particular, I liked this bit at the end: After Arizona’s tax revenues plummeted with the housing market collapse, Brewer backed a temporary […]

What part of “illegal” doesn’t Doug MacEachern understand??

John Junker, the former head of the Fiesta Bowl, was sentenced to 8 months in prison for his role in illegal campaign contributions to Arizona politicians. Which has got to hurt elderly AZ Republic columnist Doug MacEachern, who feels that Junker has suffered enough. Obviously, MacEachern is painfully aware how rich white guys simply cannot […]

There’s something eerily familiar about Chris Christie

So it’s been revealed that NJ Gov. Chris Christie probably knew about the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last year. Shocker! What this means is: 1. It is Christmas in February over at MSNBC 2. There is an important lesson in this for Dems who turn into big, wobbly piles of goo at […]

Unequal justice in Maricopa County is everywhere, even in Tent City

Hi all! I have a Very Special Memorial Day post for you guys. Investigative journalist and former US Senate candidate John Dougherty had this response to Friday’s announcement that a federal court has stripped the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to do immigration enforcement due to repeated civil rights violations and evidence of racial profiling: My […]

Brain trust trying to recall Chad Campbell

Oh this is cute: Arizona House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, could face a recall election… …Former unsuccessful legislative candidate Bob Thomas of Phoenix, who is involved with the recall committee, called Fire Representative Chad Campbell, said: “People are concerned about some of the issues he’s been promoting. The list (of issues) is too long […]

Unpacking the election

As in 2008, last night was a bittersweet night for Arizona progressives. A Presidential victory and good Senate race outcome nationwide but not so much here. Let’s take on some of the bitter first: Dr. Rich Carmona’s loss to Congressman Jeff Flake wasn’t surprising since he was behind in the polls, but it was a […]

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