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Secretary of State Adrian Fontes: Call Election Deniers By Their Name – ‘MAGA Fascists’

Arizona’s Secretary of State Adrian Fontes joined MSNBC’s Ali Velshi to discuss the growing number of election workers quitting amid threats of violence and how to fight back against election denialism among the “MAGA fascists” in Arizona pushing these lies with “vigor and strength,” he says. “We have to attack this terrorism directly because it is an attack on our democracy.” https://twitter.com/stephen_richer/status/1620165804062023680?cxt=HHwWgIDRxd-N_vssAAAA https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1619353376747147264 https://twitter.com/yvonnewingett/status/1620190542427738112?cxt=HHwWgMDS3dqtifwsAAAA https://twitter.com/yvonnewingett/status/1620194148530929666?cxt=HHwWhIDSpc7_ivwsAAAA https://twitter.com/yvonnewingett/status/1620196295364448256?cxt=HHwWgMDQucn8i_wsAAAA Sarah Burris reports, Kari Lake criminal referral sent

By |January 31st, 2023|AZ Elections, AZ Government, AZ Politics|0 Comments

Is SCOTUS Establishing a Constitutional Right for Armed White Bigots to Engage in Political Terrorism?

It is my contention that recent decisions by the current SCOTUS demonstrate an active engagement in reactionary efforts to expand gun rights and allow bigots to discriminate against minority groups. Through their radical re-interpretations of the First and Second Amendments, they are placing these political domains beyond the reach of democratic decision-making, creating a right for armed white bigots to freely engage in political terrorism and intimidation. I'll get to that rather inflammatory thesis - I swear - but

Is Santos/Devolder Actually the Most Honest Member of Congress?

George Santos/Devolder is a proven serial liar: he may actually be a Brazilian - not an American; he may have been helped into Congress by the Russians to discredit democracy; he lied about every aspect of his biography in an attempt to appeal to his chosen constituency - but he's now at the beating heart of MAGA Republicanism, which is no real surprise given it was founded by Trump on a tidal wave of lies, which Trump continued to

By |January 30th, 2023|AZ Politics, National Elections, National Politics|0 Comments

Tom Horne’s School Circus: Now Featuring Woke-Free Arizona Schools

Step right up, my friends, and witness the act of the century, where the only thing more outlandish than the performers is the state's forthcoming approach to education. And taking center stage is the Ringmaster of Ridiculousness, the Boss Clown himself, Tom Horne. Tom has decided to juggle with the future of our children. He wants to change the A-F school grading formula to reflect his slapstick idea of "values-based teaching standards.” Will it be a high-flying success or

By |January 30th, 2023|AZ Politics, Education|0 Comments

Tom Horne: “Individuals are Primary and Race is Irrelevant”

Apparently, AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne is determined to spend the next four years whitewashing Arizona schools. According to the Arizona Republic, his office is "crafting a proposal to change the A-F school grading formula to reflect whether schools take part in values-based [CRT in GOP-speak] teaching standards". Of course, these values-based teaching standards will be defined by his administration. Arizona's current school grading formula, the A-F school Accountability System, was adopted by the State Board of Education

By |January 30th, 2023|Education|2 Comments

T and A: #1 Benefit of Public Schools

I've no doubt raised a few eyebrows with the title of this post. Get your mind out of the gutter people, I'm talking about transparency and accountability! Let me be clear...I believe America's public schools are what made our country great. They ensured all children had the opportunity to learn and they coalesced our communities and all the different types of people within them. But, in terms of today's school choice landscape, the number one benefit offered by public

By |January 29th, 2023|Education|2 Comments

Political Calendar: Week of January 29, 2023

Send notices of your events to blogforarizona@gmail.com. Editor's Note: Due to the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and CDC recommendations for social distancing, many events are still being held virtually online. We are doing our best to update the calendar, but you should check with event organizers prior to attending any event to confirm the status.  Political Calendar for the Week of January 29, 2023: Monday, January 30, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson ONLINE MEETING January 30:  Featured speaker is elections

By |January 29th, 2023|AZ Politics|0 Comments

Arizona GOP’s Latest Strategy: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Delete ‘Em

Well, well, well, it looks like the Arizona Republican Party has found a new way to outdo itself in the realm of shady behavior. The recent decision to allow state lawmakers to purge emails after 90 days and destroy text messages in a hot minute is nothing short of an insidious new strategy for further damaging the democratic process. I’m sure they want to mimic McCarthy who is working to spay the Office of Congressional Ethics. The rotten Republican

By |January 28th, 2023|AZ Politics|1 Comment

Continuously Updating Post: Yolanda Bejarano Is Elected ADP Chairperson

With a more than sufficient quorum of 624 voting members present of 744 eligible statewide, the ADP State Committee reorganizing meeting elected Yolanda Bejarano as the new ADP Chair for a 2-year term, to lead Democrats through the '24 cycle. The vote was 186 for Gallardo, and 440 for Bejarano. Congratulations, Yoli! Many have seen this race as a test of strength for new Governor Katie Hobbs, endorsing Steve Gallardo, as the selection of a Party Chair is generally

By |January 28th, 2023|AZ Politics|1 Comment

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