Kansas is realizing its yooooge budget mistake. Will Arizona follow suit?

Photo: Bloomberg From the Kansas City Star comes this big development: The Kansas Senate passed a bill to increase taxes Friday that could mark the end of many of the policies long championed by Gov. Sam Brownback. Because no amendments were made to the bill first passed by the House, it does not need to […]

Oh shut up, Glenn Hamer

SomehowGlenn Hamer, who heads the AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry, manages to keep his high-paying job despite being possibly the worst advocate for Arizona businesses ever and having a compulsive tendency to open his mouth and insert his foot. Per the AZ Capitol Times Yellow Sheet Thursday: Hamer and his Chamber are pushing for […]

Ducey acting like a moderate in his State of the State

The AZ Legislature opened its session Monday and Governor Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State address (transcript here). I wasn’t at the speech but people who were there were tweeting how it was getting more applause from Democrats. It’s easy to see why, as Ducey called for increased funding to education, child protection, […]

White Arizonans will show us who they are this election

Only redeeming feature of Trump's candidacy is that it shows you who people are, for good or for ill. This is great. https://t.co/YQQNqFQ3Ue — Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) November 7, 2016 Fucking trolls took the blog down again a few weeks ago so I was unable to post until now. Which turned out to be okay […]

Teach your children well

So this charming image has gone viral today. 12-year-olds Riley and Hunter at the #LovelandTrump event. pic.twitter.com/OkWJBeBOwV — Saja Hindi (@BySajaHindi) October 3, 2016 I was thinking about my past involvement in candidate recruitment and training and about how difficult it is to get people to run for office as Democrats in Arizona. Many potentially […]

Voting third party is worse than throwing your vote away

Don’t blow your vote on this cheeseball! Photo: Gary Johnson’s website On the way down to do phonebanking early Wednesday evening I was half-listening to “All The Fresh American Things Considered” or whatever on NPR when they began a segment about young, disaffected voters considering voting third party. They spoke to two former Sanders primary […]

Moment of truth time for Arizona

Former AZ Governor Jan Brewer, quoted in The Hill: Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) this week called Hillary Clinton a “lying killer” and insisted her state wouldn’t vote for the Democrat in November’s presidential election. “The people want a fighter. They’re tired of the lying killer, uh, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clintons of the […]