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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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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