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MAGA Republican Hostage Takers Promise To Kill The Hostage If Their Extortion Demands Are Not Met

Dana Milbank writes at the Washington Post: Speaker McCarthy defaults — on his promises The IOUs Kevin McCarthy gave out to win the speakership are now coming due — and it appears the poor guy is going to default. The California Republican promised right-wing holdouts that he would deliver a budget that balances within 10 years. But he also promised not to touch Social Security and Medicare. Republicans are likewise committed not to allow cuts to defense spending and

By |March 27th, 2023|Economics, National Politics, Tax Policy|0 Comments

League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson to elect First Male President

League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson Set to Elect Its First Male President   "Victor Bowleg, a longtime member League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson, will become its President in April. He was selected as President-Elect at the 2022 Annual Meeting, and will succeed Nancy Hand, outgoing President.   Speaking about Bowleg, Hand said “I am delighted to be succeeded by the first male president in the 82-year history of the League of Women Voters of Greater

By |March 27th, 2023|AZ Politics, Civil & Human Rights|0 Comments

Failed Coup Leader Donald Trump Begins His ‘Retribution Tour’ In Waco – Not A Dog Whistle But A Bull Horn

The Texas monthly reports, In Waco, Donald Trump Parties Like It’s 1993 (excerpt): On August 3, 1980, presidential candidate Ronald Reagan kicked off his general election campaign at the Neshoba County Fair, near Philadelphia, Mississippi, where he touted his commitment to “states’ rights,” a concept that had a lot of euphemistic power in the Deep South. Philadelphia was famous for only one other thing—the infamous 1964 murders of three civil rights workers, which helped drag the federal government into

By |March 27th, 2023|National Elections, National Politics|0 Comments

Plug and Play Comes to Phoenix to Help Start Ups in the Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainability, and Health Industries

In partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, Plug and Play, an international organization that specializes in assisting startups has announced they are setting up a presence in Phoenix. With 50 locations around the globe and ties to 50,000 organizations worldwide including  Paypal, Hippo Insurance, Dropbox, Colgate, and Apply Board, Plug and Play will first work out the Arizona Commerce Authority offices and staff up to 15 specialists. The first recipients of start-up assistance will hail from the advanced manufacturing,

We Need More History Education in Grades K-12

This is another idea debate Democrats should win in a landslide. With MAGA -Trumpist Republicans behaving like Stalinists and Pro-Segregationist Reactionaries in their continual war on the non-white and non-heterosexual past, Democrats should continue to expose these groups for what they are: agents of ignorance and disinformation or as Richard Shenkman once wrote, the "Legends, Lies, and Cherished Myths of American History." He also wrote other recommended works like I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not, Legends,

By |March 26th, 2023|Education|0 Comments

MAGA Fascist Bill For A ‘Do Over’ Of Elections They Lose Must Be Vetoed

One of the worst examples of voter disenfranchisement I have ever witnessed occurred in the pivotal state of Ohio in 2004, which went to George W. Bush by a mere 118,000 votes, giving him Ohio's electoral college votes for the win. Several Factors Contributed to 'Lost' Voters in Ohio: Electoral problems prevented many thousands of Ohioans from voting on Nov. 2. In Columbus, bipartisan estimates say that 5,000 to 15,000 frustrated voters turned away without casting ballots. It is

By |March 26th, 2023|AZ Elections, AZ Government, AZ Politics|0 Comments

Political Calendar: Week of March 26, 2023

Send notices of your events to Editor's Note: Due to the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and CDC recommendations for social distancing, many events are still being held virtually online. We are doing our best to update the calendar, but you should check with event organizers prior to attending any event to confirm the status.  Political Calendar for the Week of March 26, 2023: Monday, March 27, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson ONLINE MEETING March 27: A panel discussion centered around

By |March 26th, 2023|AZ Politics|0 Comments

Special Panel with Corporation Commissioner Anna Tovar, former Commissioner Sandra Kennedy, and 2022 Candidate Lauren Kuby on Monday March 27th, Noon to 1:30PM

We have a very special panel program for this session of Democrats of Greater Tucson. We are hosting a panel discussion centered around the Arizona Corporation Commission, often termed the 4th Branch of Arizona’s Constitutional Order. Because of the panel format, we are extending the event time from our standard 1 hour to 1 and 1/2 hours. Please Register in Advance for this Event: We are joined by current Arizona Corporation Commissioner (and currently the only Democrat serving

By |March 24th, 2023|AZ Government, AZ Politics, Candidate Interviews|0 Comments

Among Our Fantastic Democratic State Legislators, 30 Are Women. That’s Cause for Celebration & Hope.

ADLCC recently danced a little happy dance about our wonderful state legislators and highlighted that 30 of them (out of a total of 43) are women, in recognition of the final week of Women's History Month. I gotta say, that gave me great satisfaction. I have the pleasure of personal acquaintance with some of them, and they are inspiring and dynamic leaders. I hope that I can meet them all! With just a week left in Women’s History Month,

By |March 24th, 2023|AZ Government, AZ Politics|0 Comments

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