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Organize Now to Protect Abortion Access in Arizona!

Michael Bryan

The Arizona Abortion Access Act initiative (The AAA) to amend AZ’s constitution to protect women’s access to abortion has now officially launched its petition drive under the coalitional organization of Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom. You can visit them to sign up to help the effort. You can directly register yourself in their volunteer intake form … Read more

House Democrats Rescue the Country Again from Fiscal Disaster

David Gordon

We have seen this movie earlier this year. When MAGA Enabling Speaker Kevin McCarthy could not get the rule to proceed to a vote on increasing the National Debt Limit with only Republican votes, House Democrats led by, let us call him Speaker when the Pressure is On, Hakeem Jeffries delivered the key votes to … Read more

Prop 413 would give huge salary increases to Tucson Mayor & Councilmembers

Carolyn Classen

Prop. 413 on the General Election City of Tucson ballot would increase salaries of the Mayor & Council members. Here’s info from City of Tucson: “If approved by voters, Proposition 413 would adjust the annual current salary of the Mayor and the Council Members, effective Dec. 4, 2023: • The Mayor’s current salary of … Read more

Biden: Trump and MAGA Extremists Threaten Democracy

Larry Bodine

President Joe Biden warned that Trump and his MAGA lackeys are a dire threat to American Democracy. “There’s something dangerous happening in America now. There’s an extremist movement that does not share the basic beliefs of our democracy. The MAGA movement. It’s an extremist ideology,” Biden said. The White House invited me to hear President … Read more

A Friday Cocktail with BlogForArizona: The Long-Fong Split. Plus a Bonus Rant on Senate Malapportionment for Garnish!

Michael Bryan

I loved the Friday cocktail segment that Rachel Maddow would frequently do on her show. She hasn’t done one in a while, so I’m stepping in to fix the deficit in your weekend blood alcohol content (but please do drink responsibly!) I am part of the planning for a house party fundraiser for Kirsten Engel … Read more

What’s Pissing Off AZ BlueMeanie Now?

AZ BlueMeanie

WASHINGTON — A band of conservative rebels on Friday revolted and blocked House Republicans’ short-term funding bill to keep the government open, delivering a political blow to Speaker Kevin McCarthy and likely cementing the chances of a painful government shutdown that is less than 48 hours away. Twenty-one rebels, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a conservative bomb-thrower and … Read more

(UPDATED) Fed Up with Jake “Troll Farm-Fake Elector” Hoffman’s Obstruction, Governor Katie Hobbs will Go A Different Route in Installing Her Choices as Agency Heads

David Gordon

Ever since Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs took office last January, MAGA Republicans in the State Senate, spearheaded by MAGA Posterboard Jake “Troll Farm-Fake Elector” Hoffman have sought to obstruct the State’s Executive Branch by snail-walking her nominees to head state agencies such as the Department of Child Safety, Health Care Cost Containment System, and Environmental … Read more

Banned Books Week, Oct 1 to 7, 2023

Carolyn Classen

“Beloved reading advocate, writer, and television and film star LeVar Burton will lead this year’s Banned Books Week, which takes place October 1–7, 2023.  Burton is the first actor to serve as honorary chair of Banned Books Week, an annual weeklong event that highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together the … Read more

Biden Can Use Russia’s Own Frozen Assets to Aid Ukraine

Michael Bryan

Did you know that across the world, especially in Europe, there are over $300 Billion in frozen Russian assets as part of the sanctions imposed due to Putin’s war of aggression against the free people of Ukraine? There is increasing consensus that those assets can be legally seized under American and international law and given … Read more

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