As I’ve noted here before, one of the most resilient myths in politics, and one that tends to go hand in hand with the risible “extremists on both sides” nonsense, is the belief that the right wing reactionaries are mostly low class goobers. They were able to take over so many offices by getting the [...]
con·text/ˈkäntekst/ Noun: 1. The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed. 2. The parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning. I know I’ve mentioned here a time [...]
If anyone who is anyone who organizes these things is paying attention: As I’ve belabored on this here blog innumerable times, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry went “neutral” on SB1070 in the early months of 2010, once language that would have made it easier to go after illegal employers was stripped from the [...]
Lawrence O’Donnell broke a huge story about Mitt Romney on MSNBC Thursday. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy It goes without saying that if the revelation had been that of a young Barack Obama who liked to dress up in a state trooper’s uniform and slap a flashing light [...]
Al Melvin’s bigoted tweet shows, once again, that the problem is on one side. And it’s not just the politicians.
Arizona State Senator Al Melvin posted that this afternoon. (Cynthia, who tweeted “Amen!” in approval to Melvin basically declaring America a conservative Christian-only zone, describes herself as “Christian,Mother,Native Texan,Student,Abstinence Advocate(4 all ages) Pro-Israel-No Profanity Zone” on her profile.) Someone on Facebook joked wryly that today was a “Chamber of Commerce day” for Arizona, in light [...]
Per yesterdays AZ Republic editorial: Which brings us to former Democratic Sen. Dennis DeConcini’s testimony. Who, exactly, authorized DeConcini to “apologize” before Congress for his state’s behavior? A member of the Senate for 18 years, the Tucson native had a great opportunity, a national stage, to instruct Schumer and Congress on the consequences of their [...]
Center of Arizona Policy director Cathi Herrod’s Sunday op-ed is a pitch to libertarians to support discrimination against gays because, freedom! “Support of tried-and-true tradition of man-woman nuptials will grow.” Maintaining one-man, one-woman marriage fits perfectly into libertarian philosophy: 1. Marriage benefits the entire community and lowers dependence on government programs. 2. Only the government [...]