It’s the Economy – and Trump is stupid.

Trump’s shocking admission that he pushed to slow down coronavirus testing also highlights his fundamental misunderstanding of the economy.  Trump is obsessed with the big numbers that give him simple ways of understanding if he’s winning or losing – like TV ratings, crowd sizes, testing numbers, and the stock market. That’s why his instinct is to […]

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Juneteenth

On June 19th, 1865, Galveston, Texas erupted in joy when news of emancipation finally arrived more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. That day is known as Juneteenth: the annual and oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is a chance to tell the resilient, […]

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Failure of Leadership

1. TRUMP IS IGNORING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AS HIS ACTIONS THREATEN TO MAKE THE OUTBREAK WORSE.  Americans isolated themselves for months to give Trump and his administration time to come up with a plan and prepare the country to defeat the pandemic, but Trump has failed to deliver and largely given up on fighting coronavirus. Yesterday […]

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State Legislator Labels BLM Terrorist Group

Do you want to be represented by a man who falsely calls the Black Lives Matter Movement a terrorist organization? If you live in Legislative District 6, which includes Flagstaff, you are. His name is Walter (“Walt”) Blackman. He lives in Snowflake but thanks to gerrymandering, the largest city in his district is Flagstaff. Blackman […]

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How to Balance Arizona’s Budget

The Arizona Center for Economic Progress is out with a new report on how to address the billion-dollar AZ budget shortfall from the Trump recession and international pandemic. ^ Reverse the 2011 Corporate Tax Rate Cut^ Make Multi-State Corporations Pay Their Fair Share^ Repeal the 2014 Capital Gains Tax Cut These are good ideas. The […]

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BLM Protests Make Real Change

In a short period of time, these demonstrations are already making real change. Below are just some highlights — but check out a more comprehensive list here. (All this from Navigator Research.) 5/26 – 4 officers were fired for murdering George Floyd. 5/28 – The University of Minneapolis canceled their contracts with MPD. 5/29 – Officer […]

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Launch of Another Newsletter!

The first issue of our newsletter for Latinx constituents is arriving in mailboxes now! This is part of our continuing effort to reach out to the large number of Coconino County Democrats who are Latinx. The overall effort includes the LatinX Voter Committee Facebook Page and regular meetings of our Coconino LatinX Democrats. Our activities have been […]

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A Snapshot of Our Days of Turmoil: June 4, 2020

by historian Heather Cox Richardson (see supporting notes at the end) The large picture today is of a president increasingly isolated as protests increase and establishment figures turn against him and the politics he represents. That large picture is made up of many individual moments. Protests continued for a tenth day today in the face […]

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Coral Evans: My Thoughts on the Way Forward

I want to take a moment to acknowledge what’s going on here in Flagstaff and around the country.  I understand the anger and the fear, I am a black mother and my heart breaks for the families of Dion Johnson, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many more.  My twin brother is a black man, […]

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Ducey’s Curfew

by January Contreras, 2018 Democratic Candidate for AZ Attorney General The Governor has imposed a curfew for the entire State beginning at 8 p.m. today. It will be in place for a week. I share more about this curfew below, please be informed, and do not be caught off guard. Before explaining the curfew, I […]

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