Rubio won the debate, I guess

I watched the whole GOP debate Wednesday night, twice, and truly wasn’t impressed by anyone on the stage, including the moderators, but the general consensus was that Marco Rubio won, for some reason. Robby Van Winkle, AKA Vanilla Ice, thinks so. I think Rubio won The GOP debate, Cruz Second and Trump and Carson seemed […]

It’s nice in the privileged bubble

Good story about our great state! — Doug Ducey (@dougducey) October 26, 2015 Governor Ducey (or someone on his staff), in a manner consistent with the forced sunnily optimistic tone of his administration, praised this story in the Weekly Standard about a couple from the East Coast, author and neoconservative think tank associate Cita […]

Stanford University vs the State of Arizona. A contrast in priorities.

I accompanied Mark to his 1980 undergrad class reunion at Stanford this past weekend. It was my first visit to the campus and had me wishing I could commandeer a DeLorean to get me back to 1980s Donna Gratehouse (I’m still stuck on that decade lately) and get my teenage shit together so that I […]

Possibly most hated woman by Republicans admonished for acknowledging that they hate her. Okay.

Why do you have to be so strident about this, Julia? Calling him your “enemy” is so divisive! At the end of last week’s Democratic debate, Anderson Cooper asked the candidates the following question (link autoplays): “You’ve all made a few people upset over your political careers. Which enemy are you most proud of?” Note […]

For once, lack of evidence stops an anti-choice law

Illustration and explanation: Chelsea B. Polis, PhD Pro-choice forces won two victories in Arizona last week. One was the federal court striking down a ban of off-label use of abortion medication (known to be safer than the original FDA protocol) and the other was the court blocking a new law requiring doctors to give […]

For Democrats, it seems the 1980s are (finally!) over

I love Michael J. Fox but good riddance to this cat. Stipulation: This post is about perception and the perspective of one person, namely yours truly. You may have experienced the debate differently. You may not have the same feeling about the ’80s that I do. It may have been your heyday. Or maybe you […]

Former AZ GOP Chair wants to disarm African-Americans. Guess who else supposedly did?

If there were any lingering doubt that all the posturing about the Second Amendment and “liberty” that right wingers do is mainly about white people having unfettered access to guns so as to menace everyone else, let this tweet by “CEO, ; Goettl Good Guys Board; Treasurer, AZHFA; Former Treasurer, RNC; Former Chair, AZGOP; […]

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