Archive for January, 2012

Though I wasn’t surprised by the news, I experienced two completely conflicting emotions when I learned earlier today that Andrei Cherny was stepping down as Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party. Those feelings? Anger and elation.

You have to respect Republicans and their ability to transform their paranoid, faith-based concerns about big government into profit-making realities. Take the public education system, for example: For decades, Republicans have derided public schools and teachers for being inept, corrupting forces that poison our children’s minds while failing to pass on the most important things […]

It’s not easy being liberal in a country whose citizens’ political beliefs are shaped more by bumper stickers and hatred than by debate, reason or facts. I mean, it’s one thing to have to listen to people who can’t find France on a map detail the horrors of the French health care system, but in […]

Rick Santorum has never been a legitimate threat to win the GOP’s presidential nomination, but after an apparently moonshine-fueled day of voting in Iowa last week, his campaign rose to prominence just long enough to remind Americans that Republicans really, really hate gay people.

God may not be a fan of the Denver Broncos, but after the Tim Tebow-led team’s stunning overtime win against the Steelers yesterday, millions of Americans are becoming believers. Should the Broncos find a way to beat the Patriots next week, it won’t be long before images of Tebow start showing up in grilled-cheese sandwiches […]

I was delighted this morning when I learned that Joe Arpaio, Arizona’s infamous race-baiting law man, announced his bid for a sixth term as Sheriff of Maricopa County. Considering Sheriff Joe’s recent setbacks—a Justice Department report finding the MCSO guilty of violating the constitutional rights of inmates, discriminatory policing practices and, in general, excessive douchiness; […]