Arizona

Pimeria Alta Dispatch, 6 de Mayo, 2011

The folks here at Progressive Majority have asked me to keep all of you informed about some of the goings on here in Arizona. I come from the Southern part of the state. I note that because I’d rather not be associated with some of the characters from the Greater Phoenix area that have become the face of Arizona politics for the rest of you.

Ariz. legislator channels Michelle Pfeiffer in "Dangerous Minds"

Republican state Senators failed last week, despite valiant efforts, to pass some serious nativist bills.

Best effort goes to Lori Klein for staging a melodrama straight out of "Dangerous Minds" by reading a letter about a substitute teacher stunned and appalled by his class full of wanna-be gang memers.

Not only did the students refuse to say the pledge of allegiance, they also freely admitted that they were all illegal immigrants.

Democratic Diva: Won’t someone PLEASE think of the children??!?

Because you know, nothing says "caring for children" better than underfunding public schools.

Yep, Arizona state senators voted yesterday to divert even more tax money to a tax credit scholarship aimed at sending children to private and parochial schools.

But really, who can afford to do that? Not most middle class families, I can tell you that.

Coming to a legislature near you: 7 anti-choice bills

If you thought the anti-choice drum beat would stop and end in Congress, you were wrong.

In seven of our 10 target state legislatures, anti-choice bills are popping up, left and right. It has groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL playing whack-a-mole with these bills to stop them from ever becoming law.

Imagine remake dedicated to victims in Tucson, AZ

Please watch this beautiful version of John Lennon's "Imagine" by Sam Tsui and AHMIR. Share far and wide.

What's the Matter With Arizona?

Progressive Majority State Treasurer candidate Andrei Cherny was asked by the national publication POLITICO to write in response to the question, "What's the Matter with Arizona?"

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