Articles by: Deborah Montesano
Deborah Montesano is a proud to be a lifelong liberal, a writer and blogger for liberal causes, and a social activist. She keeps leaning further and further to the left, trying to tilt her insanely red state of Arizona in the same direction. Along those lines, her husband describes her as a congenitally optimistic person, whether the evidence warrants it or not. Please join her on Facebook, twitter, @thepoliticali_1, or her blog, http://thepoliticali.blogspot.com.

Jan Brewer And AZ Legislature Fail To Protect Arizona’s Kids

CC Photo by Gage Skidmore

As skeptics predicted, Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer has once again failed to provide the protection that the state’s abused and neglected kids need.

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WATCH: Honey Maid’s Incredible Response To Hate Mail Will Make You Smile

Honey Maid aired a commercial that shows families in all their different forms, then created a response to counter homophobic hate.

Honey Maid aired a commercial that shows families in all their different forms, then created a response to counter homophobic hate.

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Former Mass. Senator Scott Brown Moves On – To Run For Senate In New Hampshire

Former Mass. Senator Scott Brown Moves On – To Run For Senate In New Hampshire

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, who lost his U.S. Senate seat to Elizabeth Warren, is seeking to now be the new Senator…. for New Hampshire.

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Obamacare Enrollment Easily Sails Past Goals – GOP Completely Freaks Out

McAuliffe's win for governor of Virginia makes the stakes between Democrats and the Tea Party clear.

On the last day of enrollment for Obamacare, the figures topped the administration’s goals, leaving the GOP with nothing but another threat to repeal.

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Idiot Bomber Forgets About Daylight Savings, Blows Himself Up

Idiot Bomber Forgets About Daylight Savings, Blows Himself Up

Who hasn’t been foiled by Daylight Savings Time, in one way or another? Most people worry about oversleeping and getting to work late, or calling someone in a faraway time zone in what is now the middle of the night. A bomber in Dublin, Ireland had a bit more at […]

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AIPAC’s New Focus Is Buying Student Government Presidents At Universities

AIPAC’s New Focus Is Buying Student Government Presidents At Universities

Now that AIPAC (American Israel Political Action Committee) has bought most members of Congress, it Is moving on to the student governments at our schools.

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Wisconsin Republican Flip Flops On Mandatory Coverage Of Chemotherapy Pills After Getting Cancer

Wisconsin Republican Flip Flops On Mandatory Coverage Of Chemotherapy Pills After Getting Cancer

Wouldn’t we all like some compassion when confronted with a life-threatening illness? Wisconsin state representative Mary Czaja, R-Irma, just found some — for herself. Czaja opposed a healthcare bill that would require insurance companies to cover chemotherapy pills, just as they cover the intravenous treatment. Then she had a conversion experience. […]

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American Catholic Nuns Circulate Petition, Prepare To Protest In Favor Of Birth Control Coverage

A group of nuns is speaking out in favor of mandatory birth control coverage just as the Supreme Court is ready to hear oral arguments on two lawsuits.

A group of nuns is speaking out in favor of mandatory birth control coverage just as the Supreme Court is ready to hear oral arguments on two lawsuits.

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WATCH: Kansas City Citizens Come Together With Surprising Message For Westboro Baptists

WATCH: Kansas City Citizens Come Together With Surprising Message For Westboro Baptists

The founder of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, Sr., died last week. However, the pastor’s hate-filled congregation carries on. Kansas City has been a focus for their activities, given that the church’s headquarters are in Topeka, just 60 miles away. Kansas City is finding innovative solutions to counter the church’s […]

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Hidden Camera Documents Year Of Constant Coal Ash Waste Dumped Into Ohio River

Hidden Camera Documents Year Of Constant Coal Ash Waste Dumped Into Ohio River

If you think the news about coal ash and coal chemical spills has been bad lately, wait until you see the one you don’t know about. North Carolina and West Virginia have dominated the headlines over what the coal industry has done to the Dan River and the Elk River. […]

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NJ Judge Affirms That Women Take Precedence In Pre-Birth Decisions Because They ‘Bear The Child’

NJ Judge Affirms That Women Take Precedence In Pre-Birth Decisions Because They ‘Bear The Child’

A New Jersey Judge has made history with a ruling in a dispute between an unmarried father and mother over the woman’s pregnancy and delivery of a child. In a significant victory for women, Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed wrote that ”any interest a father has before the child’s birth is […]

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WATCH: Pussy Riot Women Speak Out In Video Supporting Wisconsin’s Singing Protesters

Photo of Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonikova and Masha Alyokhina: Screenshot from The Voice Project's video.

Pussy Riot members join a video for the #SolidarityWisconsin project, to show how the state’s arrests of singing protesters echoes their ordeal in Russia.

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Bernie Sanders Ready To Run For President Because ‘People Are Hurting’

VT Sen. Bernie Sanders cartoon cc 2013 by Donkey Hotey via Flickr.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he is ready to run for president because someone needs to speak for the people in this country who are ‘hurting’.

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WATCH: AZ State Senator Comes Out – ‘I’m Gay. I Am Latino. I’m A State Senator. And It’s OK.’

WATCH: AZ State Senator Comes Out – ‘I’m Gay. I Am Latino. I’m A State Senator. And It’s OK.’

Arizona State Senator Steve Gallardo became the new face of SB 1062′s unintended consequences. This week, he announced that he is gay.

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Did Governor Jerry Brown Really Say No To Legalizing Pot?

Gov. Jerry Brown is in danger of losing his 60's cred as he nixes the idea of legalizing the recreational use of pot. Image: Phil Konstantin

Gov. Jerry Brown is in danger of losing his 60′s cred as he nixes the idea of legalizing the recreational use of pot.

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WATCH: Huge Student Protest Of Pipeline Ends With Hundred Of Arrests, But Media Is A No-Show

Possibly the biggest protest by youth in the Obama administration's history wasn't covered by the mainstream media. The question is why not? Photo from @CaseyJAldridge via Twitter.

Possibly the biggest protest by youth in the Obama administration’s history wasn’t covered by the mainstream media. The question is why not?

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WATCH: Tempe, AZ Passes Ordinance To Protect LGBT Rights, Mayor Says ‘We Are Open For Business’

Photo of Gay Pride rainbow flag cc 2008 Ludovic Bertron via Wikimedia Commons.

Just as Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay hate bill, cities took the lead. Tempe is the fourth Arizona city to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance.

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WATCH: AZ’s Gov Vetoes Hate Bill Because It ‘Creates More Problems’ Than It Solves

WATCH: AZ’s Gov Vetoes Hate Bill Because It ‘Creates More Problems’ Than It Solves

Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay hate bill, SB 1062, because of ‘unintended’ consequences. The biggest one was the threat of losing enormous amounts of money.

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WATCH: Protesters Confront The Woman Behind Arizona’s Hate Law

Protesters tried to confront the fundamentalist Christian behind Arizona's hate law, but as the tables turn, the woman suddenly seems media shy. Image:  Deborah Montesano

Protesters tried to confront the fundamentalist Christian behind Arizona’s hate law, but as the tables turn, the woman suddenly seems media shy,

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AZ Republicans Scramble To Convince Gov Brewer To Veto Hate Bill

AZ Republicans Scramble To Convince Gov Brewer To Veto Hate Bill

A Republican state senator who voted last week for Arizona’s hateful Jim Crow law, SB 1062, now regrets it. Sen. Steve Pierce, R-Prescott, who was once the Senate’s president, told Capitol Media Services: I screwed up. I’m trying to make it right. Pierce joined a growing chorus of Republican voices […]

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