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 […]

Let’s not torch the witch just yet in the Tucson newscaster cocaine case.

This is something you should not use while pregnant or breastfeeding. Should you be prosecuted for it, though? A couple in Tuscon who were new parents and also newscasters were arrested recently for being in possession of drugs and because their four month old infant was found to have cocaine in his blood. Two former […]

Bernie Sanders: Candidate of the AZ Democratic “establishment”

So I have no problem with this per se: It’s perfectly their prerogative for several Democratic legislators, county supervisors, and council members to endorse the Presidential candidate of their choosing. It’s even alright for the three people who listed their positions in the state or county parties to do so. I’ve never believed anyone was […]

Required reading while I’m on vacay

Mark and I are headed off to Sedona until Wednesday but I wanted to leave a post before we left. Read these things! First, read Rebecca Schoenkopf’s tribute to Jimmy Carter, which is the best. Jimmy Carter has liver cancer. Jimmy Carter is 90 years old. Jimmy Carter is one of the great Americans, if […]

Impressive response by Arizona Business Leaders™ to the terrible budget

Photo: AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry announcement By “impressive”, of course, I mean “pathetic”. The GOP led AZ Legislature dropped a turd of a budget in the middle of Friday night/Saturday morning that guts (among other things) university and community college funding and – because this is the cruelest session toward poor people that […]

HRC AZ disappoints with Ethan “Bros Before Hoes” Orr endorsement as news media fawn over his weed announcement

I learned via good sources on Facebook earlier that the Human Rights Campaign of Arizona has decided to endorse incumbent Ethan Orr (R) along with Dr. Randall Freise (D) for Legislative District 9. It’s bad enough they are snubbing Orr’s seatmate Victoria Steele (D) but they are throwing their support to a guy who has […]

AZ Republic won’t endorse in any Legislative race in the general election

I got forwarded an email by a Dem consultant earlier. It was an exchange between a Dem campaign manager and an editor at the AZ Republic. I’m not calling this particular editor out because this is endemic problem at the paper and it is clearly coming from the top. Here’s the editor’s brusque reply to […]