The Phoenix New Times is out with its “Best of Phoenix 2014” issue, and contributing blogger here at Blog for Arizona, Steve Muratore and his Arizona Eagletarian Blog are named Best Left-Wing Blog:
Arizona Democrat Steve Muratore doesn’t suffer fools gladly, whether he’s wondering whether Attorney General Tom Horne is a “psychopath,” accusing a spokeswoman for schools Superintendent John Huppenthal of polishing a piece of merde, or calling out the Capitol Times for kissing up to pro-plutocrat legislators. What makes him different from some online blowhard on a blog like, say, the Daily Kos is that he does a lot of his own reporting and research and offers unique analysis, not just fighting words. He’s also fiercely local, focusing on issues such as redistricting that in these days of strained newspaper budgets, do not receive the attention they deserve. Cantankerous and principled, Muratore is a fighter whose motto “The KEYBOARD is mightier than the sword” is especially true when he’s typing his latest entry.
Congratulations Steve, from all of your friends here at Blog for Arizona. We hope you don’t mind that we borrowed one of your photos for this post!