Years of gerrymandering and cronyism have left Arizona with one of the most ideologically conservative, Teapublican Legislatures in the country. Instead of balancing the budget and funding programs (like education) that will help Arizonans succeed, they waste time grandstanding on extremist issues. For years, disgruntled Arizonans have been voicing their dissatisfaction with politics as usual […]
Posts Tagged ‘2012 elections’
At the risk of dating myself… I remember the days when the only place a young, sinlgle woman could buy affordable birth control pills– without being judged or lectured– was Planned Parenthood. I remember riding the Columbus city bus for an hour and a half each way to go to the near east side clinic– […]
No longer just a punchline from Blazing Saddles– “Where are all the women at?” became a rallying cry for feminists across the country when a male-dominated Congressional committee refused to allow women to testify about insurance coverage for birth control. Two Congresswomen– Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Eleanor Holmes (D-DC)–walked out of the committee hearings because no women […]
Last week’s AFL-CIO Day of Action at the State Capitol was a resounding success. Approximately 1000 workers came to Phoenix to express their displeasure with our state’s Republican-controlled government and the six anti-worker bills still alive in the Legislature. From the Huffington Post… The statewide AFL-CIO called for a Day of Action on March 1, […]
Is Newt Gingrich really looking for his fourth wife on the campaign trail? Check out The Nation’s John Nichols’ humorous critique of the Republican Presidential candidates. Nichols spoke last week in Tucson.