Blog for Arizona:
A Truly Independent News Source
BlogForArizona was created by Michael Bryan in 2003 as the Arizona campaign blog for Presidential candidate Howard Dean, who sought to be the candidate of the “Democratic wing of the Democratic Party”. BlogForArizona still holds to Dean’s mission after nearly 20 years.
The first co-authors to join Michael were the infamous and mysterious AZBlueMeanie and retired educator David Safier. The three built BlogForArizona into a popular watchdog blog focusing on Arizona politics, the shenanigans of the Arizona Legislature, and the decades-long war on public education by the AZGOP.
By allowing established independent bloggers to cross-post, BlogForArizona continued to grow in stature, and the content became richer. Craig McDermott (Random Musings), Pamela Powers Hannley (Tucson Progressive, who later became a State Representative), and Bob Lord (former Arizona Congressional candidate, tax attorney, and researcher) have called BlogForArizona home.
In 2013, the Washington Post named Blog for Arizona the Best Political Blog in Arizona – the only Arizona blog to receive this distinction. BlogForArizona’s articles are also regularly featured by the Daily Kos in their weekly progressive news round-up. In 2015, Blog for Arizona was named Best Democratic Blog by the Phoenix New Times.
BlogForArizona continued to expand topical coverage of vital issues by adding environmentalist Will Greene and local politico and historian Tom Prezelski (of the Rum, Romanism and Rebellion blog). In 2014, Donna Gratehouse (Democratic Diva), Carolyn Classen (formerly Carolyn’s Community on the TucsonCitizen.com), and Steve Muratore (Arizona Eagletarian) started blogging at BlogForArizona, and Safier moved on to the Tucson Weekly’s The Range blog.
In subsequent years, Linda Lyon (Restore Reason), Larry Bodine, David Gordon, and many others have joined our community at BlogForArizona. BlogForArizona also occasionally posts guest commentaries from Arizona citizens and officials. You can inquire about guest posting by emailing us at BlogForArizonaATgmailDOTcom. Learn more about all of BlogForArizona’s authors here.
With regular contributors from across Arizona, Blog for Arizona is the state’s most comprehensive blog for political news, commentary, and community events.
BlogForArizona is a truly independent news source. Although the blog has a decidedly progressive viewpoint, we receive no funding from any politicians or political parties. We welcome your support and patronage.