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Howie Fischer is not here for your bullshit

Not here for it. Howard Fischer is a journalistic institution in Arizona. He’s the Chief Correspondent for Capitol Media Services, which is basically one Howard Fischer not being here for your bullshit. I’ve run into Howie in his irascible corporeal form time or two, including when we were on a TV panel together back in […]

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. […]

Meet the highly shady out-of-state characters influencing, and bankrolling, Top Two Primary in AZ

John Arnold and Jackie Salit It’s no secret that “centrist” business leaders in the Central Phoenix corridor and their friends at the Arizona Republic are strongly backing the Top Two Primary initiative, which now has ballot language and is getting signatures gathered for it. Even political reporter Mary Jo Pitzl couldn’t help but make her […]

ASU’s Morrison Institute pushes Top Two Primary with study on “independent” voters

The inimitable Jay Smooth explains, via rapper T-Pain and Sean Hannity, why you can’t possibly know more about politics than people who pay attention if you don’t pay attention. ASU’s Morrison Institute issued a study of the elusive “independent voters” in Arizona. It was commissioned by the Clean Elections Commission and was pretty comprehensive (albeit […]

Why don’t Democrats win in Arizona? Answer: Not enough Democratic voters

Photo: IPrecinct.us Erik Loomis at Lawyers, Guns & Money wants Democrats to stop trying to woo old white people who hate them: So what’s up? I think there are a few really important points. Democrats need to just stop trying to appeal to old white people. White men voted for the GOP 64-34. It is […]

Randy Kendrick will have none of your guff on dark money, peons!

Photo: Arizona Republic Terry Goddard has made “dark money” the signature issue of his Secretary of State campaign and Arizona news people are raising the alarm over millions of anonymously raised dollars being poured into races from Governor down to the state legislature. Charles and David Koch are the source of much of this money […]

Birtherism is an obscenity

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 […]