Abortion Rates Steadily Decline

From 2011 through 2017, abortion rates in nearly all states of the U.S. — and in all Census Regions — declined. The big news is that states where Republicans have successfully restricted abortion access showed no bigger declines than elsewhere. A key factor in the decline is that there were fewer pregnancies nationwide. This according […]

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Democrats on the Issues: Healthcare

by Ryan Anderson, Coconino County Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman Editor’s Note: Our County Party is neutral among Democratic candidates until one of those candidates becomes the party’s nominee; however, our precinct committee people are encouraged to analyze positions and share their thoughts as well as support the candidates of their choice. Here is another thoughtful piece […]

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Democrats on the Issues: Democracy and Political Reform

by Ryan Anderson, Coconino County Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman Our County Party is neutral among Democratic candidates until one of those candidates becomes the party’s nominee; however, our precinct committee people are encouraged to analyze positions and share their thoughts as well as support the candidates of their choice separate from their party activities. Here […]

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Broken Promises

The payroll tax supports Social Security and Medicare. Cutting it is a quick way to infuse money into a faltering economy because the cuts are most likely to be spent by consumers rather than saved or invested. But cuts also leave Social Security and Medicare underfunded and Republicans — notably Mitch McConnell — often threaten […]

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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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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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Highlights of Mueller Testimony

Here are the six most significant quotations from former Special Counsel Mueller’s testimony yesterday as compiled by the Washington Post 202: 1) On Russian interference in domestic politics: “They’re doing it as we sit here, and they expect to do it in the next campaign.” Mueller said he wrote the first volume of his report […]

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“The Report”: A Podcast Series from Lawfare

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. The first episode is available now. Download it to your phone and […]

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No thanks, David Brooks

by Ann Heitland — the opinions here may not reflect the view of all members of the County Party. We invite an alternative submission. I’m starting to hear that self-defeating refrain, “I will not under any circumstances vote for X.” Embarrassing himself, David Brooks of the New York Times wrote the morning after the second […]

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Arizona’s Budget Signals the Parties’ Differing Values

On Thursday, June 13, we were honored to host Arizona Democratic House Leader Charlene Fernandez, House Co-Whip Athena Salman, and Senator Jamescita Peshlakai (LD-7) for a public town hall at Coconino High School. The group explained the 2020 budget as passed by the Arizona Legislature in the session which just closed — and how the […]

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