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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 […]

Apparently there is no problem caused by Republicans that cannot be solved by adding more Republicans

Margaret Sullivan I like Margaret Sullivan and think she did a solid and thoughtful job as NYT’s Public Editor when she was in the position. Now she’s at the Washington Post as a media columnist and her latest on fake news and Trump supporters makes a decent observation about how the false info spreads and […]

Listen to a sensible moderate centrist Republican Arizona State Senator say a totally non-wingnutty thing in a committee!

Remember these paragons of civility? Big hat tip to the friend who works on Arizona legislative matters who tipped me off to this. The Senate Transportation and Technology Committee was discussing HB2324, a noncontroversial bill that would exempt Purple Heart recipients and their spouses from vehicle registration fees. After some hashing out of minor details […]

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 […]

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 […]

MSM struggles to cover Trump because IOKIYAR

Here’s a tale of two tweets: That press conference was terrifying. The media is clearly ill equipped to deal with Trump's strategies to distract and divide them. — Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 11, 2017 if Hillary concocted half-assed "ethical' arrangement like Trump's, journalists would rush Inauguration stage and prevent her swearing in — Eric Boehlert […]

MSM needs Trump to have “successes” so you’ll forget how badly they failed

Welp. They had their assignment. From ShareBlue comes this disturbing report about how Trump’s bogus Carrier deal was push-polled by Politico into “popularity”. A headline at Politico reads “Poll: Trump’s Carrier deal is wildly popular,” and, while only seven words long, that headline contains multiple serious errors of omission and inaccuracy — the most egregious […]