BlogForArizona is a Community, and Communities Have Disputes


By Michael Bryan

We seem to have a split of rather strong opinion on the blog. So I feel beholden to say a few things.

First, I don’t know who is right in this controversy over Mr. Garica’s book, or if there is a definitive “right” here. I haven’t read the book in question, so I have to defer to those who did, and they clearly have varying opinions about it.

That said, BlogForArizona is a community of writers who won’t always agree on everything, and that’s OK. We are not some cabal that consults with each other before we publish to ensure we present a consistent face to the readers. We are going to disagree, we may do so in public, and we are going to piss you off occasionally, and that’s OK.

I only ask that you remain respectful of each other; ultimately, we are all (mostly) Democrats here and have to stand together after the votes are all counted.



  1. Seems to me that Bodine broke an important story on this blog. If Garcia and his supporters believe Garcia’s book, “School Choice” was misinterpreted by Bodine’s seemingly credible independent sources then Garcia can release review copies of the book before the end of the primary election and let others read it and interpret it for themselves. It is frankly amazing that Garcia’s book was about to be allowed to fly under the radar throughout the primary. Larry Bodine did a genuine journalistic service here. I think the blog should be proud of his work and the conversation that it started.

  2. I am heartened by the fact that you are NOT engaging in disallowing differences of opinions or taking out those cohorts with whom you might disagree! Please, all of you, continue bringing us your diverse thoughts and brave on BLOG 4 AZ!

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