Donkey Feed: July 29th, 2018


By Michael Bryan

Here’s the second installment of Donkey Feed for this week. Be sure to comment if you like this feature. This time I’m breaking out article pointers into broad categories to make it a bit easier to find what you might be interested in. Get out your reading glasses and put the browser in reader mode, this is the Donkey Feed…


  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Farley and Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez chat with Bill Buckmaster about taxes, ICE in the Pima County jail, how Democrats frog-marched Governor Ducey into doing something for education, and why Steve Farley thinks he’s the best choice to beat Ducey.
  • Two of Arizona’s most embarrassing crackpot conspiracy theorists, Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, embarrass Arizona once again: “Arizona’s Biggs, Gosar Co-Sponsor Impeachment Articles Against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein For ‘Obstruction'”.
  • The ACLU is pouring over $700K on ads in the Arizona Senate race targeting the GOP’s batch of immigrant bashing candidates: “ACLU Doubles 1st-In-Nation Effort In Arizona Senate Race; Spends $400k More On TV Ad”.
  • National Democrats are spending big in Arizona’s Senate race and a handful of others to try to flip the Senate this year: Tucson Weekly.
  • Arizona’s courts have put medical marijuana concentrates into a state of legal limbo for no cogent reason: Tucson Weekly.
  • Democrats love their underdogs; Kovaks and Wheeler handily win a major CD2 debate, despite lagging in the fundraising race against leaders Kirkpatrick and Heinz: Tucson Weekly.
  • Dr. Randy Friese, running for reelection to LD9 Arizona House of Representatives, talks to Bill Buckmaster about gun safety, health care, and education (starting at 46:00 into the program).
  • Should we turn Hoover Dam into a $3 billion dollar battery to store clean energy?: NYTimes.
  • Ethics committee considering action against State Rep. Paul Mosely (R – Lake Havasu) who famously claimed legislative immunity for his egregious speeding: AZ Capitol Times.
  • Registration rates for people under 30 in Arizona have jumped 8.2%, an encouraging development for Democrats: Phoenix New Times.
  • Southwest Key Programs started out running summer programs for at-risk youth and charter schools, now they run concentration camps for immigrant kids: Political Orphans.



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Michael founded as the Howard Dean presidential campaign blog for Arizona in 2003, and has been blogging ever since. Michael is an attorney living in Tucson with his wife Lauren. In 2008, Michael remade BlogForArizona into a collaborative project. Michael now is but one of the contributors to the blog and provides editorial and publishing direction in consultation with the Board of Directors and the other authors. If you want to keep up with the latest Arizona and National political news in an entertaining quick hit of news and opinion, check out the BlogForArizona twitter feed, which Mike curates under the hashtag #MB.