Gov. Hobbs and Democrats Keep Moving to the Right on Immigration

By Ronald Sampson Any “old hats” who have followed politics for a while have undoubtedly seen the phenomenon of how political performance level at the national level impacts that at the state and local level. For instance, if a President is incredibly popular, lower-level politicians of the same party will do their best to ride the coattails, to match styles … Read More

Speakers’ Corner: Russell “Rusty” Bowers

This is a place where free speech and public debate are welcomed and encouraged. The Speakers’ Corner originated in the mid-19th century at London’s Hyde Park. The concept spread worldwide both physically and now virtually. Here at the Arizona Progress & Gazette, we are presenting this platform in the form of question-and-answer style interviews with people who have had a … Read More

Governor Hobbs Calling for Charges Against Trump? A Cautionary Tale

When it comes to the first year for Governor Katie Hobbs, it has been somewhat turbulent. It began with numerous missteps but seems to have course-corrected after the hiring of her new Chief of Staff (you can get up to date here). That said, recent actions have shown that unforced errors may be nearly impossible to avoid without keeping her … Read More

Republicans Have a New Attack Against Governor Hobbs: Attempted Censorship

Criticism is an absolute given if you run for a high public office; regardless of who you are, what party you’re in and what your background is, you are certain to get some slings and arrows flying at you. Governor Katie Hobbs has taken plenty of those slings and arrows, some being legitimate and some ridiculous. Now a new accusation … Read More

The End of an Era: Seeing Red AZ is Taking a Step Back

Arizona has long been an interesting place to write about politics; we should know, most of our best read pieces have been chronicling the ups, downs and sometimes utter insanity of the politics of this state. Considering how important our state has been on the national political scene, we have had relatively few high quality bloggers who cover that beat. … Read More

The Kari Lake Electoral Anchor: How She Is Arizona Republicans’ Biggest Problem

By Alexander Lomax Groundhog’s Day was last month, but you almost wouldn’t know that’s the case in Arizona. Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Kari Lake claimed election fraud and judges told her that she has almost no case whatsoever. And yet she keeps trying, bless her heart. And the biggest winners? Arizona Democrats. Just like they made the … Read More

The No Labels Party has Arrived in Arizona: What Does It Mean for the 2024 Elections?

A recent bombshell hit Arizona politics recently, one that will have very significant ramifications for the 2024 election, but one that hasn’t gotten as much widespread attention as it may deserve. Another party has qualified to be on the ballot in the ‘24 election, the relatively centrist “No Labels Party”. The No Labels Party will join the Libertarian Party alongside … Read More

The Race for Arizona GOP Chair: Who Will Lead the Party Back to a Victorious Path?

Now that the 2020 elections are out of the way, the political world directs its focus to party reorganization battles: where fingers are pointed, successes are co-opted, and political party leadership is set for the next two years. We recently covered the Arizona Democratic race for Chair, where a much cleaner and simpler race between two people in the wake … Read More