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Fool’s Gold: Tax Freedom Day

David Safier

by David SafierI'm delighted to say I had nothing to do with this edition of Fool's Gold. Full credit goes to Jim Nintzel on The Range.My delight comes from seeing others are on the lookout for Goldwater Institute lies, mis-truths, half truths and general inanities. I talked with someone else in the media who said … Read more

Neo-Confederate History Month

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: To highlight the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this weekend in New Orleans, I will repost this provocative essay by Ed Kilgore at the New Republic, Neo-Confederate History Month: As most readers have probably heard, Virginia’s Republican Governor Bob McDonnell got himself into hot water by declaring April “Confederate History Month,” in a … Read more

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to retire… let the buffoonery begin

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: It's going to be another long, hot summer of buffoonery from conservatives. Conservatives believe that Republican presidents are "entitled" to their nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, no questions asked. Conservatives correspondingly believe that Democratic presidents must seek the approval of Republican senators in nominating a justice to the U.S. Supreme Court, … Read more

Melvin wants to resurrect Minutemen on state’s dime

David Safier

by David Safier Al Melvin proclaimed himself a "proud Minuteman" during his unsuccessful 2006 run for LD-26 Senate, then decided to play the moderate to get elected.Now that he's in the Senate and the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is history, Melvin has written what the Phoenix New Times calls a "hastily-drafted provision" to set up … Read more

Will Arizona’s prima donna Sheriff Joe Arpaio run for governor?

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: Aging media darling and prima donna Sheriff Joe Arpaio is tantalizing the chattering class with hints that he is exploring a run for governor. Both the Arizona Guardian (subscription required) and the Arizona Republic report that crazy Uncle Joe is price comparison shopping for a company that uses paid petition circulators to … Read more — education edition

David Safier

by David SafierFor those of you in the classroom who are looking for a resource to keep up with what's fact and what's fiction on a day-to-day basis, has launched a new website haven't looked through it myself, so this is information for educators, not an endorsement.Both sites are projects of the Annenberg … Read more

G.I. looking for Philanthropy Officer: to bring money in, not give it out

David Safier

by David SafierGoldwater Institute does few things as well as turning the meaning of words inside out.Prime example: Matthew Ladner's contention that Bus drivers are Bureaucrats.That one is infuriating at the same time it's amusing. But this one is just funny.G.I. posted a job opening for a Philanthropy Officer.To figure out good ways to give … Read more

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