Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

November 15th, 2022 - 5:55 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Watch Arizona election protest here!

Despite paying homage to Trump’s election lies, Kari Lake couldn’t summon the MAGA gods, only 15 protesters against make-believe election fraud. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 5th, 2022 - 11:26 am § in Business, Economics, Republicans

Laissez faire capitalism in Arizona

Arizona is a desert state, everyone knows that, and its share of Colorado River water is inadequate for its cities and farms. What does that leave? Groundwater, which isn’t regulated. Now let’s visit Wenden, a town in southwestern Arizona, next door to a giant farm owned by a Saudi compa[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 8:18 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Arizona secretary of state debate (video)

This office supervises elections in Arizona. It is being vacated by Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, who’s running for governor. The candidates are Mark Finchem (R), a Capitol rioter and election denier (see profile here), and Adrian Fontes (D), a former Maricopa County recorder (see profile here). Th[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 7:55 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Shouldn’t this prosecutor be fired, too?

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade, a state judge has reinstated Arizona’s pre-statehood abortion law, which reads: “Arizona Revised Statutes 13-3603 “A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take a[...]

September 17th, 2022 - 2:03 am § in Democrats, Politics

GOP Senate candidate wants to politicize the military

Few things in American democratic traditions are more sacrosanct than the idea that the military must be an apolitical institution. But Blake Masters, the boyish 36-year-old GOP nominee for the Arizona Senate seat once held by John McCain and currently held by Mark Kelly, a retired Navy officer and [...]

August 28th, 2022 - 8:13 pm § in Environment

Water? Who needs it? You do

Americans are moving in droves to the hottest and driest parts of the country. A Vox article (here) says, “Leading the way in growth was Maricopa County in Arizona, home to Phoenix, a desert metropolis that receives more sunshine than any other major city on Earth — and averages more than 11[...]

August 26th, 2022 - 9:50 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Judge upholds Arizona’s use of voting machines

The GOP nominees for Arizona governor and secretary of state, both of whom baselessly claim the 2020 election was stolen, and face uphill battles to win in November, lost their federal lawsuit to compel Arizona to count ballots by hand. (See story here.) What they tried to do in court, Republicans i[...]

August 20th, 2022 - 1:11 am § in Politics

These GOP candidates deserve to lose and probably will

One of the emerging themes of the 2022 elections is that the GOP is still Trump’s party, as shown by the many primary victories of candidates he endorsed. Two of those candidates are Kari Lake, running for Arizona governor, and Blake Masters, running for John McCain’s Arizona Senate seat[...]

August 10th, 2022 - 10:45 am § in Politics


Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, says she’ll only endorse Kari Lake, the party’s 2022 nominee, if she stops lying about the 2020 election being “stolen” (see story here). That condition is a dealbreaker; Lake can’t stop peddling Trump’s election lies.[...]

August 3rd, 2022 - 11:51 am § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Arizona GOPers’ obsession with 2020 is alive and well

Election denialism and conspiracy theories have taken root in Arizona like nowhere else. Two years later, halfway through President Biden’s term, Arizona Republicans are still obsessed and driven by election results no serious person would question. Is the desert sun baking their brains? Anyon[...]