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My Latest Take on the 2024 Election: BIDEN WINS!

Simon Rosenberg

Editor’s note: this is a condensed transcript of Rosenberg’s speech about the election. Joe Biden is a good president. The country’s better off. We have a very strong case for reelection. The Democratic Party is strong, winning elections all across the country. We’re raising tons of money, and we are fired up and ready to … Read more

Arizona Leader’s Reaction to the Recently Passed Arizona State Budget

David Gordon

The reaction to the recently passed Arizona State Budget has been, to put it charitably mixed, with some Democrats saying the measure did not protect programs designed to help the most vulnerable and expand the Middle Class. Extreme MAGA Republicans faulted the budget for not going far enough in spending cuts. The Fiscal Year (FY) … Read more

Biden/Harris Campaign Brilliantly Frames the Choice in 2024 with their latest Ad “Character Matters”

David Gordon

In their latest ad, “Character Matters,” the Biden/Harris Campaign brilliantly frames the choice for voters in this year’s Presidential Election. The ad starts off with the narrator saying: “In the courtroom, we see Donald Trump for who he is. He’s been convicted of 34 felonies. Found liable for sexual assault and he committed financial fraud.” … Read more

Pima County Jail Has a Higher Per-Capita Death Rate Than Rikers

Larry Bodine

Surprisingly, the latest issue of The New Yorker magazine printed a letter from an inmate in the Pima County Jail: Missed Connection “As a person who is incarcerated in Pima County Jail, I found it affirming to read Sarah Stillman’s article about the replacement of in-person visits with video calls (“The Right to Hug,” May … Read more

State Republicans Cut Programs to Help Seniors and Poor Children when the Richest Hoard $175 Million in School Voucher Accounts

David Gordon

Republican leadership at the Arizona State Legislature adjourned legislative proceedings until this morning (June 15, 2024) without passing any of the 16 budget bills necessary to operate the state government for the next fiscal year. According to reporting from AZ Central, former Speaker Rusty Bowers, who was at the Capitol to work on water legislative … Read more

Venture Capital Fund Banned from Helping Black Women.

Dianne Post

Fearless Fund is a venture capital firm that makes small grants of $20,000 exclusively to Black women entrepreneurs of small business.  In 2022, Black women received less than 1% of the $288 billion that venture capital firms handed out to business.  Much like the marijuana licenses in AZ, meant to be for those who suffered when marijuana … Read more

Netflix Documentary on Hitler Reveals Ominous Similarities with Trump

Larry Bodine

The new documentary on Netflix, Hitler and the Nazis: Evil on Trial, reveals striking similarities between the worst dictator the world has ever known and convicted felon Donald Trump. The documentary goes into detail about Adolf Hitler and the Nazis’ rise and rule from pre-WWII to the Holocaust to the Nuremberg trials. You only need … Read more

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