Pence won the Theater Critics Award for his debate performance. Which is great for anti-choice liars.

NEWSFLASH, @Mike_Pence: Women are already prosecuted for abortion & their pregnancy outcomes. https://t.co/bXeqTziqyh #NotMyTicket — Planned Parenthood (@PPact) October 5, 2016 One of the many things Indiana Governor and Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Mike Pence lied about in his award-winning Tuesday night debate with Democratic nominee, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, was the stance on abortion held […]

GUEST POST: A Slightly Annoyed Defense of Hillary Clinton

Guest post from Elizabeth from FranklyCurious.com: "Rich person laundering political donation (bribe) through his foundation and hiding it on IRS filings" Sounds like Clinton, but it's Trump — Justin Green (@JGreenDC) September 3, 2016 I saw that tweet the other day. And I got a little annoyed. Why? Because I actually don’t think it sounds […]

Trump is not the working class hero that many of his supporters and pundits insist he is

The blog was down for several days but thankfully our delightful adminis-tress has gotten it working again in time for me to say a few things about Trump’s allegedly presidential and pivotal day trip to Mexico and his later speech (in which he etch-a-sketched any pretense of a pivot) in Phoenix on Wednesday. First, on […]

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 […]

The working class Joe Lunchpails of Zip code 85255 gave the most money to Trump

Per Open Secrets comes this interesting tidbit about contributions to Donald Trump: It’s a hardscrabble existence for those long-suffering working class whites in 85255, which is in the Maryvale section of Phoe…oh wait WHOOPS, no! It’s in this section of Scottsdale: It’s a hard knock life for us… But, you know, as you were with […]

What if Governor Ducey were a Democrat?

Photo by Gage Skidmore Governor Doug Ducey appears to be poised for an easy reelection in 2018 and people who know far more about inside GOP baseball than I do tell me he fully intends to run for President in 2020. He will do so on the strength of what I guess are considered impressive […]

Feelings are not necessarily a solid basis for laws

Helpful Venn Diagram to illustrate the ideal relationship between your feelz about something that likely has nothing to with you and what the law over it should be I was disappointed to see AZ Republic‘s Linda Valdez had gotten lured in by the anti-pot hysteria, as she is now leaning against legalization in Arizona based […]