Daily Archives: September 15, 2018

Judicial Performance Review Election 2018

Arizona follows the judicial merit selection and retention system for judges. Judges of the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals are selected by gubernatorial appointment from a nominating commission and then face retention at the end of their terms.

Judges of the Arizona Superior Court in counties with populations over 250,000 (Maricopa, Pima and Pinal County) are appointed and then face retention at the end of their terms. Judges of the Arizona Superior Court in counties with populations under 250,000 are chosen in a partisan primary, then face nonpartisan general elections.

The Commission on Judicial Performance Review has posted information about the judges who are up for review on the November 2018 ballot:

In Arizona you have the right to decide which of our State’s judges stay on the bench and which don’t. Start by checking out our short video and then use the information on this website to learn about the judges you’ll be voting on so you can Finish The Ballot!

On the website, you can “Select your county to the left to see a list of all [Superior Court] judges that will appear on your ballot and their evaluations or select your county from the drop down menu (below).”

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Donkey Feed, Sept. 15, 2018

By Michael Bryan

Slip off your shoes and strap on the feedbag! It’s time for some Feed…

First, a cool tool: try BallotReady.org. You plug in your address and it will run down every candidate and their positions on the issues. You can even save a completed ballot to take with you to the polls with all your choices.Next, some graphical goodness: contrast the GOP’s tax bill, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the recently introduced Democratic alternative, the GAIN Act, in their impact on lower- and middle-income Americans, and ask yourself, which party has your back?

Now, some video fun: Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of the world’s largest hedge fund takes some time out from counting his lucre to explain how the economy’s cycles work. Trust me, it’s worth a half-hour of your time:

Maybe you’d like a new book to read? May I suggest two? The updated Impeachment: A Handbook, New Edition for what must be done to rid ourselves of a troublesome Trump? This book will be re-released on Sept. 18th. And Ray Dalio’s Principles: Life and Work. It’s not often you get the accumulated life experience of a billionaire to give you guidance and insight to live your best life. Dalio has also created a video series covering the principles in the book:

Now, just click Continue Reading for the rest of your Feed…

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In order to preserve our Republic we need to have a well educated and engaged citizenry.

How to Judge where to find reliable information.

Great Philosophers like Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Montesquieu, Machiavelli, and Mazzini knew that for a Republic to work, you needed a well educated and engaged citizenry that would not be susceptible to the charisma of the charlatan who claims to have all the answers to everyone problems.

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