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Christians Are Rising Up Against White Christian Nationalism, A Bastardization Of The Christian Faith

Amanda Tyler, the executive director of BJC (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty) and the lead organizer of the Christians Against Christian Nationalism campaign, writes at CNN, Marjorie Taylor Greene's words on Christian nationalism are a wake-up call: Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene explicitly labeled herself a Christian nationalist on Saturday. This shocking statement by a sitting member of Congress should serve as a wake-up call to everyone, and particularly, I believe, to Christians. "We need to be the

By |August 8th, 2022|National Elections, National Politics|3 Comments

This Election Is A Referendum On American Democracy

My wife received this political postcard (below} in the mail late last week, without any "paid for by" disclosure to identify the sender.  Just a short note to "Please vote all the way down the ballot," signed by someone using only a first name. The post mark is from New York, New York. The postcard is printed by Blue Wave Postcard Movement, www.bluewavepostcards.org. It is a good summary of how the two major parties differ. There are many other

By |August 8th, 2022|AZ Elections, National Elections|0 Comments

Katie Hobbs Takes Her Case to the Voters and Unveils Two Ads with the Arizona Democratic Party

Arizona Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Katie Hobbs successfully kicked off her general election campaign with her Solutions Can't Wait Tour this weekend. With stops in the Salt River Indian Community, Yuma, and Tucson, the Arizona Secretary of State and her growing army of supporters and volunteers engaged with voters to discuss: Turning out to vote to protect Democracy. Protecting a woman's right to choose. The water crisis. Getting the job done with respect to solving the state's vital issues like

By |August 7th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Government, AZ Politics|0 Comments

Still Waiting! Demand That ‘Krazy Kari’ Lake Produce Her ‘Evidence’ Of Alleged Fraud In The Primary Election (And 2020 General Election)

Update to Demand That ‘Krazy Kari’ Lake Produce Her ‘Evidence’ Of Alleged Fraud In The Primary Election (And 2020 General Election). Steve Benen writes, Why Kari Lake’s GOP victory in Arizona’s governor’s race matters: It was nearly a year ago when Mike Lindell, the notorious conspiracy theorist and pillow salesman, boasted that he’d only endorsed one 2022 candidate: Kari Lake, who’d launched a Republican gubernatorial campaign in Arizona a few months earlier. “[T]hat says a lot,” Lindell said. “It

By |August 7th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Politics|1 Comment

Dick Cheney in the Scariest Video Ever

In a new 60-second ad called “He Knows It” which began running across all online and streaming platforms on August 5, 2022, former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks directly to the camera in support of his daughter, Liz Cheney. The full ad, along with a transcript, can be seen below: Former Vice President Dick Cheney: “In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump. “He tried

By |August 7th, 2022|National Elections|0 Comments

Paul Krugman On The Inflation Reduction Act (Updated)

Economist Paul Krugman writes, Republicans Flail and Fail on Taxes: Republicans are, of course, attacking the legislation. But when I look at the substance of those attacks, such as it is, I can’t help feeling more cheerful than I have in months. For one thing, the debate over the proposal feels like a return to a more innocent time, when Republicans tried to make their case with dishonest claims about economic policy — not insane conspiracy theories and attempts

By |August 7th, 2022|Economics, Environment, National Politics, Tax Policy|0 Comments

Democratic Budget Reconciliation Plan: Senate Passes the Inflation Reduction Act

Democrats capped a series of legislative victories over the past couple of weeks with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, Sen. Joe Manchin's substitute for the Build Back Better bill passed earlier in the House. The Daily Beast reports, Senate Dems Finally Pass Sweeping Spending Bill After Chaotic ‘Vote-a-Rama’: After more than a year of painstaking and dramatic negotiations, Democrats on Capitol Hill finally passed a sweeping climate, tax, and health care bill Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t quite

By |August 7th, 2022|AZ Politics|4 Comments

Right-Wing Organizations File Challenge To The Stop Dark Money Initiative

UPDATE to Arizona Free Enterprise Club, A Proxy For The Arizona Republican Party, Files Challenge To The Arizona Fair Elections Act Initiative (Updated). The Arizona Free Enterprise Club along with "Kochtopus" organizations the Goldwater Institute and Americans For Prosperity, and Arizonans for Free Speech [i.e., corporate money = speech] and the Center For Arizona Policy have filed a legal challenge to the Stop Dark Money initiative. From Terry Goddard's email message: Stop Dark Money filed over 390,000 petition signatures with

By |August 7th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Politics, Courts & Law|0 Comments

A Satirical Take On Silent Sinema, Our Whimsical ‘Manic Pixie Dream Senator’

Above: Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Iconic ending: Norma descends her grand staircase and makes an impromptu speech about how happy she is to be making a film again, ending with the film's classic line, "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." The Washington Post's satirist, Alexandra Petri, couldn't resist taking a swipe at Silent Sinema. I just want this bill to have some fun (and help the rich avoid taxes)! Just

By |August 7th, 2022|AZ Politics, National Politics|0 Comments

The Republican Party Is Sick, It Is Now The Anti-Democracy Party

Dana Milbank writes at the Washington Post, The GOP is sick. It didn’t start with Trump — and won’t end with him. This essay was adapted from “The Destructionists: The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party” by Dana Milbank. Reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved. It began where it ended, on the West Front of the United States Capitol. On Jan. 6, 2021, an armed mob invited and incited by President Donald Trump smashed barriers, overpowered

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