By Ann Heitland I often see quoted out of context President Franklin Roosevelt’s statement “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” The full statement is: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes […]Continue reading
The Pandemic Is The Economy Now
Getting in control of this virus is the first step to getting Arizona’s economy back on track. Until then, our families will continue to shoulder the burden of Donald Trump’s failures. For the last three years, it’s been one crisis after another—with the livelihoods and lives of our families always on the line. This chaotic […]Continue reading
Most Urgent Issue in Arizona: Back to School in the Era of COVID-19
As parents, students, and educators, with all their unique circumstances, contemplate returning to school, COVID-19 presents major challenges for K-12 education. Other countries that have reopened schools successfully have much lower rates of community transmission than found in the United States, along with robust testing and contracting tracing programs. Even so, some of these schools […]Continue reading
Will COVID-19 Hospital Data Disappear?
It Already Has. How the Trump Administration Is Denying Access to Critical COVID-19 Information. On July 10, 2020, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ordered hospitals, hospital laboratories, and acute care facilities as of July 15 to stop reporting COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (the primary […]Continue reading
What’s Next for Arizona Renters and Landlords?
Yesterday, the Governor extended the eviction moratorium in Arizona. That means, through October 31st, renters will not be forced from their homes. We are pleased that the Governor has taken this step in securing the housing future of Arizonans during an incredibly uncertain time. Arizona Democratic Legislators have been asking for an extension for weeks […]Continue reading
Poll Shows Trump’s Deception Not Working
Americans see Trump as a failure who cares more about his image than the country. 52% describe Trump’s response to this crisis as a failure and 57% say Trump handled this crisis worse than other presidents would have, something even 22% of Republicans agree with. Americans believe Trump is trying to distract from his failed […]Continue reading
COVID-19 Has A Liberal Bias
Paul Krugman has been an Opinion columnist since 2000 and is also a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He won the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade and economic geography. His latest column in the NYTimes is reprinted here. On Tuesday, the […]Continue reading
An Open Letter to the Arizona Legislature
Today we sent the following letter to all 90 members of the Arizona Legislature, Democrats and Republicans alike. Republicans are in control. They may recess or adjourn at will and they set the agenda for bills to be heard in committees and on the floor. We hope that our legislators can set aside some partisan […]Continue reading