As goes Texas, so goes Arizona on abortion

There was good news and bad news on reproductive rights on Tuesday. Voters in Albuquerque, NM cast ballots on a first-time-tried city referendum to ban abortions after 20 weeks. The measure was aimed at two clinics within the city that perform late term abortions on women who often come from far away to get them. […]

Wherein I demonstrate how to talk about Obamacare

I was on the panel of Sunday Square Off and the topic was the “disastrous” Obamacare rollout, naturally. As usual it was me facing off against two Republican guys. Here’s the link. Unfortunately, embedded videos from open the sound file instantly so I won’t subject you to that. I rarely watch my appearances on […]

Yes, we own Obamacare, and that’s a GOOD thing!

I hate to repost this since the “Keep Calm” meme has gotten rather played-out but: My God, people. What is with all this infernal caterwauling – “the website!” and “but, but Obama said you could keep your plan!” coming from our side? I mean, I get that Republican poo flingers gotta fling poo at the […]

Last night went fairly well

There were a surprising number of very important elections going on around the country for an off year, including right here in Phoenix where we elected two kickass progressive Democratic women, Laura Pastor and Kate Gallego, to the City Council. Yay! Gallego’s landslide victory in 8 was expected but most observers in the days prior […]

Why does Rachel Alexander dislike the free market so?

You might remember Rachel Alexander, disgraced former Maricopa County prosecutor who went down in ignominy with her boss, disbarred former County Attorney Andrew Thomas. Alexander has landed on her feet, it appears, with a cush wingnut welfare gig at Her latest column is pushing what I guess is the breathless conspiracy panic du jour […]

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