Medicare for All?

“Medicare for All” is a bill pending in Congress. It’s never had a hearing. The “Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act,” introduced last year, also has never had a hearing. Nor have ” Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019,” ” Choose Medicare Act,” “Medicare buy-in for 50+.” Other plans with fancy names haven’t even been introduced as […]

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“The Report” ~ Episodes 4 & 5

The writers at the Lawfare Blog are publishing a podcast series to make the Mueller Report more available to a wide audience. Told like a great trial lawyer would sum up a case — a careful, but dramatic — statement of the facts. Episodes 4 & 5 are now available. Part IV: A Tale of […]

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Wealth Tax?

Adapted from The Arizona Legislative Alert UUJAZ / VUU, July 18, 2019. What is a Wealth Tax? A wealth tax is simply a tax on your accumulated assets – the net value of your house (appraised value minus what you owe), the net value of other property including a farm or business, the net value of your […]

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Thankful for Sinema’s measured approach to policy

I wanted to write a brief note to say that I believe Senator Sinema’s tenure in the Senate has been measured and focused. It’s something that is rare these days of partisan rhetoric and finger-pointing. Her demeanor has shown that she is the perfect person to fill Senator McCain’s centrist shoes. She stays below the […]

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New DNC Website

The Democratic National Committee has released a new website for 2020. It’s still at the old address: Democrats.org It’s worth a look. The site explains who the Democratic Party is and what it does, gives a tiny bit (of slanted) history, does a nice enough job of laying our our values, including the current governing […]

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Quotation of the Week

“This is not a referendum on one guy in one office,” Cory Booker said at the Iowa State Fair. “This is a referendum on us and who are we going to be to each other. This is one of those moral moments in our nation that’s going to define the character of our country. ” We, the […]

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The Report ~ Episode 3

The third episode in the Law Fare series of podcasts that bring the Mueller Report to life is available now. It’s called The Campaign and the Leaks. From the producers: It’s July 27, 2016. Donald Trump has just given a press conference during which he suggests that Russia hack Hillary Clinton and release the 30,000 […]

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Sylvia Allen Can’t Hide Her Backward Views

During a rambling, 25-minute speech peppered with religious and autobiographical references, Allen expressed a worldview that the founding principles of the United States are under attack by feminists, secularists, and immigrants. That happened on July 15, according to reporting by the Phoenix New Times. Then it got worse. Having experienced national and statewide condemnation as […]

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“The Report” ~ Episode 2

Last week, the writers at Lawfare Blog released the first episode of a narrative audio documentary, The Report, which tells the story Robert S. Mueller lays out in his famous 448-page document. Now we have Episode 2. This new episode focuses on the Russian hacking operation, the stealing of documents and emails from the DNC, DCCC, […]

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“What’s Really Hurting Society is the Decline of Patriarchy,” ~ Senator Sylvia Allen

Yes, she really said that. Along with several other “unbelievable” statements. This is the Senator in the Arizona Legislature representing LD-6, including Flagstaff and Sedona and surrounding areas in Coconino County. It’s definitely time for a change. Speaking during a July 15 event at Republican Party Headquarters in Phoenix, Allen expressed concern that the United […]

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