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The Emergent Party "Solution": Keep Them Off the Ballot? Now with Post-Election Update!

I'm not sure if this is as bad as it looks, but I'm interested in seeing what other people think. In danps's post on emergent party laziness, I commented that Greens were irrelevant in California, because other than the presidential race, there are none on our ballot. Boy, was I wrong.

I completely forgot about the recently passed "top two" legislation, which is now spreading to other states -- where it is preventing third parties from even appearing on voters' ballots.

Here's "top two" in a nutshell: Read below the fold...

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Sports Heroes

Today's antidote to gloom:

via Language Log,

In tonight's playoff game with the San Antonio Spurs, the Phoenix Suns will wear jerseys reading "Los Suns", in protest of Arizona's recently-enacted immigration-enforcement law.

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Arizona house party for single payer

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National health plan a necessity to some

We gathered in response to Barack Obama's invitation to all Americans to hold health care discussion groups and report back to him. Our input, Obama said, will inform his health care reform agenda. ...

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Small victory for heath care in Arizona

Ariz. measure targeting single-payer reform fails

Proponents of an Arizona ballot initiative that would have amended the state Constitution to prohibit single-payer and similar healthcare reforms are conceding defeat.

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Rape farm named NCLB blue ribbon schoool

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Polygamists Receive NCLB Blue Ribbon

We don’t care if you practice polygamy, indenture women or force your young girls into marriages with old men, you raised your test scores!

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Medicare for All and the Dem primary for AZ first CD

The CV Bugle has a good article on the Democratic primary for the first CD in Arizona. The good news is that all but one of the candidates supports Medicare for All. Read below the fold...

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Pro-parasite referendum on the ballot in Arizona

Initiative on health care will be on ballot after all

PHOENIX — Arizonans will get to decide in November whether they want to block the state from imposing a universal health-care program, after all. ...

... State House Minority Leader Phil Lopes, D-Tucson, has proposed a universal health-care plan that would pool everything being spent by all parties on health care — including government, business and individuals — to set up a plan under which everyone gets the same basic coverage. Lopes has pegged the cost at close to $35 billion.

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Today's single payer post: AZ Dems for HR 676

Challenger Howard Shanker specifically endorses a single payer system.

Chris Gramazio says we need to take the profit motive out of healthcare, but he does not specifically endorse single payer or HR 676. If you live in Arizona’s 6th CD, you might ask him. Read below the fold...

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Today's single payer post: anti-immigrant bigots go wild!

The The Sideshow points to the ever alert Bart Cop: Hospital Attempts Deportation of Woman With Inadequate Insurance

A gravely ill woman at risk of being removed from the country for lack of adequate insurance coverage awoke from a coma Tuesday.

The hospital has been seeking to return her to her native Honduras; her family took the hospital to court.

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