jEFFSTANA on September 30th, 2014

Twilight of Authority Redux – Ed Kilgore | Washington Monthly | September 26, 2014 “I’ve been wanting to say something about the bizarre vision of American liberalism displayed at a recent Heritage Foundation event, as described by Suzi Khimm for MSNBC. It apparently centered on the hypothesis that liberals are engaged in a Faustian bargain […]

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jEFFSTANA on August 2nd, 2014

Senator John McCain Embraces Congressman Trent Franks’ Anti-West Valley Casino Bill Who’s backing McCain to oppose the Glendale Casino? Sen. McCain forsakes logic while maintaining his opposition to the building of a casino near Glendale, AZ. As local sentiment and legal opinion evolved over the course of five plus years; as grassroots support for the […]

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jEFFSTANA on October 23rd, 2013

This past Sunday, October 20th, in the pages of the Arizona Republic “Valley and State” section, cub reporter Caitlin McGlade summarized arguments pro and con concerning the future of Indian Gaming on Tohono O’odham reservation land — property surrounded by Glendale, Arizona and adjacent to the Westgate sports district at 95th Ave and Northern. For […]

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jEFFSTANA on August 18th, 2010

It’s easy to fault right-wing blowhards as they expound on any number of knee-jerk propositions. Criticizing polemic closer to the stone is a more nuanced effort. I often follow David Safier — an Arizona local — at his site: Blog for Arizona. Another noted blogger posting on the same site goes by the nom de […]

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jEFFSTANA on June 30th, 2009

In a multi-party democratic republic, when one party is clearly out-of-power, obstruction — though not a winning strategy — remains a primary course of action. Consider the effort a tug-of-war, where the goal is to slow the inevitable march of the controlling political party. Yet playing the same hand and expecting a different result is […]

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