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G.I.’s Ladner: Public schools work. Vouchers are unnecessary.

David Safier

by David SafierThe Goldwater Institute's Matthew Ladner has written lately about the gains students in traditional public schools made on their NAEP scores. (The NAEP is considered the gold standard of national standardized tests.) He acknowledges, when traditional public schools are run well, they get results.Of course, he's not talking about Arizona schools. No one … Read more

John McCain mocks J.D. Hayworth in new web video

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: Silly season has arrived early. John McCain wants to challenge Carly Fiorina's Demon Sheep ad in California (Fiorina was an advisor to McCain's presidential campaign, maybe they are using the same ad company), for the most outlandish political ad of the year. I have to admit, this one is funny. It will … Read more

Deconstructing the Daily Star’s John McCain interview – Part 2

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: We continue this series with the next subject matter, Sen. John McCain Interview: Immigration: STAR: So we know you don't favor amnesty. And you've said for more than two years that the border must be secure before comprehensive reform can be debated. And you also criticized Congress for failing to secure the … Read more

Julia Sugarbaker the Candidate – R.I. P. Dixie Carter

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: I read with sadness about the passing of Dixie Carter, who is best remembered for her role as the quick-witted and sharp-tongued Southerner Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women from 1986-1993. 'Designing Women' star Dixie Carter dies at 70. She was smart, funny and classy, but she could dress you down with the spoken … Read more

Deconstructing the Daily Star’s John McCain interview – Part 1

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: Wow. I just finished reading the transcripts of John McCain's interview with the editorial board of the Arizona Daily Star. A quick observation: John McCain has been in elected office for almost 28 years. The political media are "his base" – McCain is essentially the co-host of every political talk show on television. … Read more

Schwarzenegger, don’t terminate our teachers!

David Safier

by David Safier The website, Funny or Die, goes after teacher cutbacks and overcrowding in California schools. Change a word here and a word there, and we're in Arizona. Hot for Teachers w/ Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green from Megan Fox Discover more from Blog for Arizona Subscribe to get the latest posts sent … Read more

Op ed by “Willie Horton” ad author in East Valley Trib

David Safier

by David SafierAbsolutely, papers should present arguments on all sides in their op ed space. But they shouldn't give their pages over to pure political hit men.That's what the East Valley Trib did Saturday, when it ran an op ed about signs of mental illness in Obama. I refuse to link to the op ed. … Read more

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