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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 […]

Watch conservative media try to mold Doug Ducey into the anti-Trump

Do you think these two want most people in Arizona to enjoy liberty? I don’t. George Will’s syndicated column from Saturday is a regurgitation of the same inane pap that comes up every year or so where some conservative visits Arizona (or possibly doesn’t even bother to come here, just makes a phone call or […]

My Democratic district meeting was packed!

There are easily 3X as many people here as at a usual meeting. #AZLD28Dems pic.twitter.com/iOvArg3WmC — Donna Gratehouse (@DonnaDiva) February 8, 2017 I was told the total number of attendees was about 160, so maybe not quite a triplefold increase but more than twice our usual number. I’ve lived in Arizona Legislative District 28 since […]

Blast from the (recent) past: Stop thinking theocracy can’t happen here

Photo: abcnews.com The nomination of Betsy DeVos, creepy Christian Dominionist lady with the Amway fortune behind her, for Secretary of Education, has me thinking of a thing I wrote two years ago on Blog for Arizona expressing skepticism that we in America are shielded from a theocratic takeover by our Enlightenment-infused religious traditions, modernity, or […]

CLICKBAIT: This take on both David Brooks and “identity politics” is everything!

From Timothy Burke, Professor of History at Swarthmore College, comes a magnificent rebuttal to David Brooks’ latest pile of festering sanctimonious hooey in the New York Times. Swarthmore thoroughly pastes Brooks for his tedious habits of hypocrisy and useless moralizing, but he also takes down the “identity politics” canard peddled by guys like Mark Lilla […]

Colin Jost and the problem with bloodless opposition to “identity politics”

On the Weekend Update portion of the November 19 SNL broadcast Colin Jost made a joke a lot of viewers of the show found offensive. What the fuck is this @SNLUpdate pic.twitter.com/Q3PTZghM5g — Sam Escobar 👻 (@myhairisblue) November 21, 2016 The dating app Tinder announced a new feature this week with gives users 37 different […]

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 […]