Limiting APS’s campaign spending has legal and other problems. An appointed commission is a better reform.
Both the left and right run to judges rather than fighting to change outcomes through the political process.
Despite the recent boomlet for ranked choice voting, a nonpartisan top-two primary system is still the best electoral reform for Arizona.
The most recent saga involves the federal government.
Legislators are about to move the Arizona primary to early August. That’s still not early enough to eliminate the disadvantage of contested primaries.
Their arguments against abolishing the Electoral College and directly electing the president would seem to suggest so.
Only Congress can take action to alleviate the flood of Central American asylum seekers overwhelming the federal government’s capacity to deal with them.
So long as Republicans aren’t willing to take on arguments about mandated benefits, medical underwriting and pre-existing conditions, they aren’t in the game.
The report debunks the conspiracy theories of both sides. But our toxic politics will continue undiminished.