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, […]

Saudi Arabia is the model for the American Right

1. Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is VERY IMPRESSED there were no protests during Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia https://t.co/IsiFBQRRdK — Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) May 22, 2017 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is taking a lot of ribbing for what seems to be a willfully obtuse observation about the lack of protests of Trump’s visit […]

“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 […]

What all “pro-life Democrats” must do to earn my trust.

Oh yes, am watching this tonight. There’s been an uproar on the left the past week over Bernie Sanders giving a full-throated endorsement to a Democratic Omaha mayoral candidate with a troubling anti-choice record (warning: autoplays) while seeming to give the cold shoulder to, then finally endorsing after much criticism, pro-choice Georgia candidate for Congress […]

You know who created lots of jobs? (Rhymes with Gaydolf Ditler)

I used to subscribe somewhat to the view of this bike shop owner, until SB1070 in 2010 made me scrutinize it really hard and then the election of 2016 and aftermath beat it completely out of me. In which a material explanation usually forbidden in the pages of Nice Liberal Newspapers is smuggled in by […]

Anti-choicers smear an AZ abortion provider. Will the media blow it again?

I was up late Tuesday night thinking about how over the past couple of years two organizations – Planned Parenthood and the Democratic National Committee – and one individual – Hillary Clinton – had their images profoundly damaged by allegations of serious unethical and even criminal behavior. All the claims (that Planned Parenthood trafficked baby […]

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