Lordy, Lordy, Mr. Comey

The Twitter-verse has been wild today with comments on the Justice Department Inspector General’s long-awaited report on the supposed misconduct of James Comey, former FBI Director. We here at the Coconino Democrats are not big fans of Mr. Comey, having formed our unfavorable impressions when he jumped onto the national stage in 2016 with inappropriate […]

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Life under a president with no policies

I’m so confused. Last week tariffs on Chinese goods were good for American. Now, we have to wait until December or Americans wouldn’t have Christmas? This is life under a President with no economic or foreign policy. He has only propaganda moves to support his 2020 re-election campaign. It would be humorous if these and […]

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You can’t ignore the impact guns have

I think the president is right. Those shooters are mentally ill, and they had easy access to guns. You can’t take guns out of the equation. You can’t just say the problem is mental illness. Without guns, the mentally ill would have to find some other means of killing; but there is nothing to compare […]

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Is this the America we really want?

How do we envision America’s future? Will we embrace education, diversity, critical thinking, pluralism, respect for all? Living in a democracy is not easy. It takes diligence, patience, participation and compromise. Do we truly love our country when we say “love it or leave it” or “go back to your own country” as our president […]

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Need to learn a lesson from this presidency

What does this disastrous presidency teach us? Perhaps that when Russian intelligence agencies, the NRA (of which I’m a life member), our arcane electoral college and apathy combine, these four entities produced results that satisfied about 40% of Americans. Therein lies a deeper lesson. Our Constitution envisioned an educated and engaged electorate, but only about […]

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Thanks for avoiding daily blasts from the president

As we head to the 2020 elections, including our own LD 6 elections for state legislators, I hope the media manage to report the news without giving the president endless free coverage with blazing headlines repeating his most outlandish remarks. This is in effect part of his advertising plan. It is a free donation to […]

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Democracy fails if you don’t do your civic duty

I’m starting to hear that self-defeating refrain, “I will not under any circumstances vote for X.” It’s your civic duty to vote. No candidate is going to perfectly match your special interests, but one candidate will surely be at least slightly better than the other. If you don’t carry out your duty, democracy will fail. […]

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With Iran tensions increasing, peace still the goal

Peace is the goal. World peace. A peaceful evening with the family. Peace be with you. And also with you. Lets give peace a chance, to quote the Beatles. It is all that I am saying. Love your neighbor as yourself, to quote the Prince of Peace. The building of a Peace Temple in Williams […]

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Trump doesn’t understand how business works

President Trump keeps calling Obama’s Iran nuclear deal “terrible.” Why so? To understand Trump’s reasoning, we need to look at some history. In 2015, despite heavy sanctions, Iran had reached the capability of building nuclear weapons. Obama was at a crossroads: Should he go to war with Iran to stop them or should he give […]

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The current disaster in the White House

To quote former Arizona head coach Denny Green, “They are what we thought they were and we let them off the hook.” Coach Green was describing the Chicago Bears after they had just beat his Cardinals. To paraphrase this quote, one could say the same thing about Trump. He is what we thought he was […]

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