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” […]

Beware anti-choicers’ calls for “common ground”

A Handmaid’s Tale is not a dystopic novel to them, it’s a how-to manual AZ Republic‘s Alia Rau reported last Thursday on SB1367, the lastest “born alive” anti-choice bill: Maureen Williams testified that the bill would have changed the final minutes she had with her daughter, Zoe. At 23 weeks pregnant, she said, she learned […]

Howie Fischer is not here for your bullshit

Not here for it. Howard Fischer is a journalistic institution in Arizona. He’s the Chief Correspondent for Capitol Media Services, which is basically one Howard Fischer not being here for your bullshit. I’ve run into Howie in his irascible corporeal form time or two, including when we were on a TV panel together back in […]

Republicans have their tweeting assignments for the SOTU

RNC "draft tweets" on Obamacare distributed to members pic.twitter.com/kiMd2QpIZF — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 28, 2017 The text of the draft is small so here’s what Republicans should be tweeting in Arizona, just fyi. Arizonans have seen #Obamacare premiums skyrocket by 116% in 2017. Excited for @GOP reforms from POTUS! Justifying repealing the ACA due […]

Anti-choicers in AZ Legislature reach a sick new low

“Sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality.” Carl Jung Opinions differ on how that Jung quote should be interpreted but I do think a fitting one is how brutal people swathe their intentions in maudlin sentimentality, perhaps as much to fool themselves as others. Watch it work with Sen. Debbie Lesko (R-Peoria), as she defends […]

Wow, this anti-choice lady seems nice.

When the head of a so-called "pregnancy resource center" gives the KKK a shout-out… 😒😒😒 https://t.co/IZXWQGC0Iq #MoLeg pic.twitter.com/jBrUnM2IBA — PPMO Advocates (@PPMO_Advocates) February 17, 2017 This item is from a couple weeks ago but I just became aware of it today. Bridget Van Means of Thrive Express Women’s Healthcare reflected on the recent presidential election […]

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 […]

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