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Not-So-Random Primary Election Thoughts

And the Honor Goes To In this primary season across the US, no other state has nominated more Trump endorsed candidates to the top state-wide offices than – drumroll please – Arizona. Yes, in the past decades, we had right-wing conservatives who institutionalized “the-us-vs-POC” politics of SB 1070, the teachings of Joe Arpaio and redistricting minority communities out of political power. But now, thanks to four years of the Trump presidency stoking: a class-warfare nationalism, election lies, political corruption

By |August 12th, 2022|AZ Politics|0 Comments

Changes coming to TUSD Governing Board in 2022

Tucson Unified School District Governing Board President Adelita Grijalva is not running for re-election on their School Board after serving 5 terms (20 years). Featured photo is of Adelita, who was elected to the Pima County Board of Supervisors for District 5 in 2020.  Also not running for re-election after one term is educator Leila Counts. Other board members currently sitting are Clerk Natalie Luna Rose (Communications mgr. at AZ Center for Disability Law), Dr. Ravi Shah (executive director

By |August 12th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Government, AZ Politics|0 Comments

Stephan Kingsley Wants to Help Students Fulfill Their Dreams as a Member of the Tempe Union High School Board

Former Tempe Union High School teacher Stephan Kingsley would like to serve the district in a new capacity after the 2022 elections. As a member of the district’s governing board. Wanting to offer his perspective as a former instructor in the district, Mr. Kingsley would like to be a board member that: Works to help students fulfill their dreams. Provides an outlet for all education stakeholders to have their voices heard. Champions additional support for mental health and safety

Mayors Romero and Gallego Greet Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and The Gift of Bipartisan Infrastructure Grants to Build Tucson and Phoenix Bridges

Today (August 11, 2022) thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,  was a great day for Tucson and Arizona Bridge Projects. From the U.S. Department of Transportation Facebook Page. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg came to both cities today to publicly confirm that Tucson and Phoenix would each receive R.A.I.S.E. (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) grants. Tucson qualified for a $25 million dollar grant to expand and modernize the bridge at the "22nd Street bridge connecting

By |August 11th, 2022|AZ Government, Economics, Environment, Local Government|0 Comments

Congress Must Further Support American Competitiveness on the World Stage

Jenn Duff is the Vice Mayor of Mesa and is in her first term as a Mesa City Councilmember. She is also a longtime Mesa small business owner and has led efforts to revitalize the City’s downtown. Challenges to American economic preeminence are nothing new, but the efforts and strategies employed by foreign adversaries are constantly growing and evolving, creating a more complicated landscape that American government stakeholders and leading innovators must navigate to remain competitive. We all know

We Hit Peak Inflation In Early June, And We Are Now In Disinflation

Update to Paul Krugman On The Inflation Reduction Act (Updated) (excerpt): https://twitter.com/paulkrugman/status/1555622928867278852 This is a subscriber content piece, but Taegan Goddard summarizes, Inflation Is Coming Down Fast: Paul Krugman: “Gas prices, defying predictions of a nightmare summer for motorists, are leading the parade… The majority of gas stations in the United States are already charging less than $4 a gallon, and declining wholesale prices suggest that retail prices still have farther to fall.” “Food prices are also coming

By |August 11th, 2022|Economics, National Elections, National Politics|3 Comments

The FBI Had An ‘Insider’ Informant Who Ratted Out The ‘Orange Mafia’ Don

Newsweek reports, Exclusive: An Informer Told the FBI What Docs Trump Was Hiding, and Where: The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents, two senior government officials told Newsweek. The Lincoln Project is already trolling Donald Trump, "Who was it, Donald?" The officials, who have direct knowledge of the FBI's

By |August 10th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

California Targets Guns Through Profits, Part 1

This is the second article in a series addressing civil tort liability as a potential remedy for outrageous anti-community behavior. To read the previous article, click here. This year, the governors of Texas and California went to war in a tit-for-tat exchange of legislation bringing the hotly contested political issues of abortion rights and gun control into the realm of civil tort liability. In this series of articles, I analyze this exchange and provide an explanation of the core

By |August 10th, 2022|Courts & Law, Gun Violence, National Politics|0 Comments

Update: The ‘Orange Mafia’ Boss, Donald Trump, Pleads The Fifth And Refuses To Answer Questions Under Oath

Eric Trump testified in October of 2020. Princess Ivanka and dumbass Donny Jr. testifed last week. Today is Donald Trump's turn in the barrel. The world record holder liar may do well to take the Fifth. Well, that was quick! Called it! The Washington Post reports, Trump appears for deposition in New York, says he will plead the 5th: Former president Donald Trump arrived at the office of the New York attorney general Wednesday morning to give sworn testimony

By |August 10th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|4 Comments

Michael Cohen’s Schadenfreude (NSFW)

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former consigliere and fixer who had his home "raided" by the FBI and was prosecuted and pled guilty in federal court to felonies "for the benefit of, at the direction of, and in coordination with Individual 1,’” Donald J. Trump, and served time in prison, had a bit of schadenfreude at the news of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in exile being "raided" by the FBI on Monday. He is entitled. Individual 1 would have been prosecuted

By |August 10th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

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