Ducey trying to have it both ways on health care

One of the more tedious but hard-to-shake obsessions in politics is the fetish for consistency, whereby it’s viewed a weakness for a politician to change their mind or admit they were wrong about something, even when presented with an abundance of evidence for why they should change their view. It most famously did “flip flopper” […]

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 […]

Arizona Republicans have always been at war with Eastasia and have always loved full-day Kindergarten

More than a decade ago I challenged then Arizona Senator John Huppenthal (R) in what is now District 18 (Ahwatukee/Chandler) for his seat. One of the hotly contested issues of the 2006 midterm was then-Governor Napolitano’s proposal to fund full-day Kindergarten for all public schools. Proponents of full-day K had a wealth of research backing […]

Anti-choicers in AZ Legislature reach a sick new low

“Sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality.” Carl Jung Opinions differ on how that Jung quote should be interpreted but I do think a fitting one is how brutal people swathe their intentions in maudlin sentimentality, perhaps as much to fool themselves as others. Watch it work with Sen. Debbie Lesko (R-Peoria), as she defends […]

Well, AZ Senate sure got us on the map this morning.

It’s 2:45 Thursday morning and I noticed “Arizona Senate” trending on Twitter. Turns out a whole lot of people noticed Scottsdale Republican Sen. John Kavanagh’s bill that would make (certain) planned protest a Thoughtcrime punishable with prosecution under Arizona’s racketeering laws. RT the HELL out of this, please! https://t.co/NQHzRK92Pe — The Wiz #DemForce (@Rabbit2426) February […]

Wow, this anti-choice lady seems nice.

When the head of a so-called "pregnancy resource center" gives the KKK a shout-out… 😒😒😒 https://t.co/IZXWQGC0Iq #MoLeg pic.twitter.com/jBrUnM2IBA — PPMO Advocates (@PPMO_Advocates) February 17, 2017 This item is from a couple weeks ago but I just became aware of it today. Bridget Van Means of Thrive Express Women’s Healthcare reflected on the recent presidential election […]

Town Hall Double Standards

Remember back in the summer of 2009, when members of Congress of both parties held town hall meetings with constituents about health care reform, and there were loud protesters at all them, but especially at the ones held by Democrats? And remember how that same summer Ann Kirkpatrick, who was serving her first term in […]

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