Republicans Up the Anti

Make no mistake…there is a battle underway to change America, and Republicans have upped the anti, and here is how: – Anti Public Education – The Republican controlled State Legislature and the Republican Governor have slashed funding for schools, with more cuts to come. They cynically do this while, at the same time slashing taxes […]

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Arizona could learn lesson from Lincoln

by Andrei Cherny One hundred fifty years ago this week, Abraham Lincoln was celebrating his birthday aboard the train carrying him on his journey from Springfield, Ill., to Washington, D.C. He would never return home again. Lincoln and so many others perished in the furies of the Civil War in defense of our Constitution and […]

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Joe Republican

Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought […]

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Thoughts About the Village

by Doug Ballard Feb. 3, 2011 Yes Virginia, Arizona is crazy. The Republicans now have super majorities in the state legislature and will be unrestrained. The hypocrisy, fear and lies are clear for all who are still capable of independent thought to see. Similar things are starting to happen in other states, but we seem […]

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Protecting the Affordable Care Act

Talking Points: Protecting the Affordable Care Act * Instead of working to find bipartisan solutions to create jobs, grow the economy, and make America more competitive, Republicans in Congress are spending all of their time re-fighting the political wars of the last two years by trying to repeal health reform and give control over your […]

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Why Guns?

“Why Guns?” by Marian McCollister Jan. 19, 2011    Almost 50 years ago, on November 21, 1963 I was one of thousands of people lining the streets of San Antonio, Texas to wave at President and Mrs. Kennedy before they left the next morning for their infamous trip to Dallas.  When I heard, on January […]

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Gabrielle Giffords Attack

President Obama’s Tucson Memorial Speech Original Huffington Post article Will We Heed President Obama’s Call for a More Empathic Society? In a memorial service held in Tucson, Arizona for victims of the recent tragedy, President Obama called on Americans to “sharpen our instincts for empathy” so that we can become a more civil people. The President’s […]

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Thoughts on Hate and Hope

  By Doug Ballard Aug 9, 2010   If we really believe in ourselves, and in our system, and in our society, we must call for economic and social justice for all, and justice to be brought to those who violate our most sacred principles.  Until we do this, we will not be able to […]

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For Sale: Election 2010

By H.R. Holt, October 19, 2010 In January of this year, the Supreme Court overturned parts of the McCain-Feingold Act that limited corporate funding of political broadcasts in candidate elections. The case was Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 50 (2010). Ironically, Citizens United declares its mission as being ” dedicated to restoring […]

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