Politics

Make America Generous Again

We want to help our neighbors, but for some reason, the same individuals we gladly assist during the holidays are scorned and vilified when their assistance comes not from a charity or church, but instead from a government institution.

It’s a straight line from the 2011 redistricting fight to Senator Sinema

The road that ended with Kyrsten Sinema winning a seat in the United States Senate began in 2011, as Democrats outmaneuvered Republicans in Arizona’s decennial redistricting process to create the congressional district that served as her stepping stone.

What Democrats need to do next

Democrats have pulled off a miracle – the most seats in the Arizona House in 50 years. They even eked out a U.S. Senate seat and a few statewide offices. There are thousands of progressive activists, first-time candidates and volunteers to thank.Democratic leaders need to be careful about what they do next.

Ducey won’t repudiate election fraud claims

Gov. Doug Ducey said the election is over and the people have spoken, but wouldn’t say whether he believes there was fraud in Arizona’s recently concluded election, a charge that numerous Republicans have made over the past week, though there has been no evidence to support those claims.

Hobbs doubles lead, poised to win secretary of state race

State Sen. Katie Hobbs is on the cusp of winning the race for secretary of state, which would put a Democrat first in the line of succession to governor, after ballot counts reported Thursday allowed her to more than double her lead over her Republican opponent.

Republicans question Fontes decisions on emergency voting centers

Republicans are crying foul over Democratic Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes’s decision to open five emergency voting centers in the days leading up to the general election, and at least one GOP lawmaker hopes...

Hobbs only loses if something statistically anomalous happens

The race is officially too close to call, and there are roughly 124,000 ballots left to count. But a little bit of math shows me that there is almost no chance for Katie Hobbs to lose her slim, but growing, lead over Steve Gaynor in the race to be secretary of state.

Trumpism and the browning of Arizona’s blue wave

I believe Arizona’s political watershed is the product of two key underlying forces: outright GOP arrogance, fueled by strong strains of bigotry, greed and faux evangelicalism; and the explosive growth of the Latino population.

‘Birther’ case against new legislator tossed out of court Woman who filed it says come she’ll ‘come after’ other...

A judge ruled Wednesday there’s no legal basis to the claim that representative-elect Raquel Terán is unfit to serve in the Arizona Legislature because she is not a U.S. citizen.

Republican lawmakers push for special session on tax conformity

Key Republican lawmakers are hoping to persuade Gov. Doug Ducey to call a lame-duck special session in the next six weeks so the Legislature can adjust Arizona’s income tax laws to conform with the federal tax bill that President Trump signed nearly a year ago.