Blueprint for the Public Hearings

by Ann Heitland It’s impossible to overstate the significance of the impeachment hearing which will begin tomorrow. One signal is that all major networks have canceled their regular programming to televise the hearings, beginning at 8 a.m. Arizona time, Wednesday. For the Nixon impeachment, the networks rotated coverage so that only one of the “big […]

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Trump shows he’s a liar, loser and a coward

Oct 13, 2019 Updated Oct 18, 2019 So Trump, in his “unmatched wisdom” will obliterate Turkey’s economy if Turkey does anything he considers off limits. Unmatched wisdom? Is Trump trying to be sarcastic? Or is he just full of it? No wait, Trump is bragging about himself — again! Who brags about themselves? I don’t, do you? […]

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China Trade Deal?

We’ve been saying ever since Trump trumpeted his new “deal” with China last week that nobody gets credit for partially fixing a problem they created themselves. Well, it turns out that it’s worse than that. Here’s the upshot from the Washington Post Finance people this morning: “[N]ews this morning that the Chinese want to hold more […]

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Crime and Coverup

When we made our call for impeachment on September 25, we knew about a single crime. Only the next day did the Whistleblower expose the coverup to that crime — and potentially others. Trump’s defenders are relentlessly attacking the Whistleblower. That’s distraction. They are also misrepresenting the evidence of the crime. That’s distortion. Let’s review […]

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Fear: The greatest Republican weapon

Republican Senator Sylvia Allen is ramping up her campaign for re-election by scaring parents about sex education. Other Republicans (in addition to Allen) rage about the terrors of socialism. Trump uses rhetoric to hype up several categories of visceral but remote threats, including MS-13 gang members and Islamic State jihadis. His favorite go-to, of course, […]

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Call for Impeachment

September 25, 2019 The Coconino County Democratic Party supports impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump. The Constitution of the United States of America gives the House of Representatives the sole power to impeach. (Article I, Section 2, Clause 5.) Yesterday, the Speaker of the House announced the initiation of impeachment proceedings. We support that […]

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Reflections on DJ Trump

Many of us in Coconino County know Don Howard. He has been a leader in the Coconino County Democratic Party for years. He was Chief of the Timberline/Fernwood Fire Department and then the Summit Fire Department and he is a hero as a wildland firefighter. His team stopped the Schultz Fire of 2010 and held […]

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Administration continues to fight against environmental regulations

Whether it be suing four major auto makers, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen of America, Honda and BMW, about striking a deal with California to improve the gas mileage of cars – 51 MPG by 2026 – or rolling back new Federal Rules on Methane emissions, this White House is determined to harm the environment. Time […]

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Trump and McConnell making Russia stronger

Having served in the seagoing Navy at the height of the so-called “cold war,” it is natural that I now continue to mistrust Putin. It is now well-documented that he got “his man” elected in 2016 by cyber and social media intrusions, and that our subservient president encouraged and covertly supported those intrusions. It is […]

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Americans need to wake up

Are our senses becoming numb to the daily assault of vile and insulting language used by the president? I read a letter written by someone who condones Trump’s offensive language, comparing him to the “salty sailor” who verbally abuses those under his command to get things done. I also read on the opinion page (Aug. […]

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