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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 […]

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 […]

The kind of dark money that operates in plain sight

Several LD 27 (South Phoenix) Democrats who got the above flyer are understandably fuming about it. Incumbent Senator Catherine Miranda is about as Democratic-in-name-only as a DINO can get. She’s anti-choice and has a penchant for doing things like endorsing Doug Ducey and Michele Reagan. Ick. Fortunately, she’s got a strong challenger for the upcoming […]

Robert Robb is correct, but also mistaken, in his analysis of Top Two Primary.

Photo: Arizona Republic Robert Robb makes a logically consistent, persuasive, and correct argument (sort of) in favor of the 2016 Top Two Primary initiative in Arizona: The principal objective of the top-two primary initiative shouldn’t be sugarcoated. It isn’t to increase voter turnout or eliminate discriminatory barriers to independent candidates. Those might be desired byproducts. […]

Governor Ducey the man-basher?

If you don't want your unlawful and irresponsible behavior going viral: Man up, and pay up. #AZontherise #deadbeat pic.twitter.com/5qhKrYF2a4 — Doug Ducey (@dougducey) January 11, 2016 In an otherwise unremarkable (for a conservative Republican governor in the pocket of Koch Industries) State of the State speech on Monday, Governor Doug Ducey said a few remarkable […]

Democratic voters sit out yet another off-year election. Let’s examine why.

This is getting old. Tuesday was election day across the nation and Democrats performed poorly, yet again, as they have tended to do the past several elections that are not Presidential general ones. The reason for it is obvious: low turnout, averaging about 30% nationwide. The explanations behind that reason that liberals will come up […]

AZ GOP wants Dems to return Planned Parenthood contributions because of course they do.

Per Miriam Wasser in Tuesday’s New Times: The Republican Party of Maricopa County is calling on four Democratic Arizona politicians to “return every penny” of the cumulative $45,000 in campaign contributions they received from Planned Parenthood in the last few years, and to “publicly rebuke fellow Democrats” for asking the Department of Justice to investigate […]