Last Week This Morning: A 99% Infection Rate

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  Absolutely terrifying. A new model suggests that 99% of people incarcerated in Arizona prisons are likely to contract coronavirus.  Insensitive and out of touch…as usual. During a recent interview, State Senator Sylvia Allen implied that people out of work were being paid too much.  Speaking out without saying a word. Lauren Leander is one of the nurses who stood silently in protest as rally-goers demanded an … Read More

Last Week This Morning: Astroturfing on a National Scale

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    Astroturfing on a national stage. The protests over stay at home orders have been tiny (a few dozen people!). They’re backed by far-right militias and by a conservative group linked to the DeVos family.  Headed for Arizona. The same is likely true of the protest planned for Arizona on Monday. When debt is a good thing. The federal government has added trillions to the national debt over … Read More

Last Week This Morning: Deep Breaths

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  “Soap At No Cost”. The steps being taken inside Arizona’s prisons are deeply inadequate. California is letting people go—why aren’t we?  Tell the Truth. The lessons of the 1918 pandemic.  This Is a Crisis—Act Like It. Republicans in the Arizona House are refusing to pass $55 million in emergency relief for Arizona families. Some of them seem to think this whole situation is a big joke. Not … Read More

Just. Stay. Home.

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           Flatten the Curve. An animated explanation of the importance of just staying home.    Wait, So Why Were We Shutting Off People’s Water In the First Place? As governments scramble to respond to the pandemic and an associated economic crisis, they’re taking much needed steps to ensure paid sick and family leave, halt some evictions and … Read More

How Arizona is Responding to the Coronavirus

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Over the last 24 hours, Coronavirus news has moved FAST.  Keeping people healthy and safe means canceling events & closing everything. That, in turn, means missed work, smaller paychecks, shrinking bank balances and a lot of stress & worry for working people.  Luckily, AZ already has paid sick leave, thanks to Prop 206 passed by LUCHA & many others. (Shout-out … Read More

A Week That Felt Like a Year

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           Elizabeth Warren Exits the Race. Monica Hesse speaks to the heart-brokenness felt by Warren’s supporters.  An Act of Pure Hate. A white supremacist unfurled a Nazi flag and shouted anti-Semitic slurs at Bernie Sanders’ rally in Phoenix this week.  Stay Safe, Folks. Coronavirus is continuing to spread, with several new cases confirmed in Arizona. Here’s what to do if … Read More

ANOTHER Huge Victory!

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          The “Show Me Your Genitals” Bill. HB2706 is invasive, dehumanizing and discriminatory.  Police at the Polls. The Arizona House just passed a bill allowing police officers at polling stations. Too bad a judge recently overturned the consent decree that made that illegal.  No, You’re Not Over-reacting. Coronavirus could mean spending more time at home, especially if you get … Read More

Last Week This Morning: Another Community Victory

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Last Week, This Morning: A Venn Diagram of Awfulness  December 8, 2019 The “Show Me Your Genitals” Bill. HB2706 is invasive, dehumanizing and discriminatory.  Police at the Polls. The Arizona House just passed a bill allowing police officers at polling stations. Too bad a judge recently overturned the consent decree that made that illegal.  No, You’re Not Over-reacting. Coronavirus could mean spending more time at home, especially … Read More

How Trump’s Impeachment Reflects a Double Standard

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As the House of Representatives continues to take up impeachment to a vote we need to analyze how the actions of this administration and the impeachment inquiry affect our society.  It is a slap in the face that the impeachment process has taken this long and that he doesn’t have to go through the same criminal justice system as the … Read More