Jan Brewer, Evil Queen of Bonkersvania, Won't Be Seeking a Third Term

Oh, Jan Brewer! What a wacky, lovable scamp you'd be if it weren't for all the bigotry and egregious human rights abuses! Deflating speculation that she might challenge Arizona law and pursue a third term as governor, Brewer announced today that she's decided to call it quits. Thank fucking god. » 3/12/14 6:40pm 3/12/14 6:40pm

Catholic League President Loses His Shit Over Gay Rights in Arizona

Have you consumed the FDA recommended serving of schadenfreude today? Better watch this clip of Catholic League President Bill Donohue, a famous sufferer of both congenital bigotry and progressive Irish Fat Head Syndrome, freaking the hell out about Arizona governor Jan Brewer's rejection of a bill that would have… » 2/27/14 12:40pm 2/27/14 12:40pm

Judge Temporarily Blocks Arizona Planned Parenthood State Funding Cut

Hurray, somebody has finally displayed a modicum of common sense about Planned Parenthood in Arizona! And no, it's not Governor Jan Brewer after she spent one harrowing night with the ghosts of her Christmas past, present and future and realized through this intense evening of self-discovery that she was just a big… » 10/20/12 3:30pm 10/20/12 3:30pm

Abortions Increase By 25% in Totally Pro-Life Arizona

Uh-oh. Looks like anti-abortion political grandstanding and getting shouty at press conferences doesn't actually do anything to reduce the number of abortions in a state. Case in point: Arizona — a state chock full of lawmakers so shirt-rendingly pro-life that it just passed the country's most restrictive 20-week… » 9/18/12 1:45pm 9/18/12 1:45pm

It's Your Fault If You're Sexually Assaulted by a Drunk Cop, and Other…

Earlier this summer, in an egregious case of power-tripping entitlement, Arizona police officer Robb Gary Evans drove drunk to a bar, showed his badge at the door to get in sans cover, walked up to a friend of a friend and put his hand up her skirt so he could "run his fingers" across her genitals without consent.… » 9/07/12 1:40pm 9/07/12 1:40pm

Jan Brewer Is Proud That 99.9% of Gun Owners Don't Shoot People

Jan Brewer, Arizona governor and Glendale Community College's most famous radiologic technologist certificate recipient, is actually The Worst. I know I've said that about a lot of people — Paul Ryan, Rick Scott, Scott Walker, Walker, Texas Ranger — but Brewer has gone above and beyond to show America again and again… » 8/24/12 2:30pm 8/24/12 2:30pm

America's Most Evil Governor Asks Supreme Court to Take Health Care…

In a country packed from sea to shining sea with crappy governors doing nutty local things like betting bales of meat that their local team will beat another governor's team in a sporting event that will lead to mild rioting on both sides, a few idiot statesmen really stand out. Among them is Arizona's Jan Brewer, the… » 7/09/12 5:10pm 7/09/12 5:10pm

It's Saturday Morning So Here's The Newest Terrible Law Signed By…

It's unfortunately a regular weekend occurrence—by now as reliable as waking up hungover and popping Advil and lying in bed watching Law & Order reruns until 2 PM—to find that Arizona governor Jan Brewer has signed yet another anti-lady bill into law with the blood of a kitten as ink. Seriously, it sucks. » 5/12/12 12:00pm 5/12/12 12:00pm

Governor Who Cut Funding for Sexual Assault Victims Has Son Who Was…

On Friday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a law that bars state funding from going to any organization that provides abortion services. This means that Planned Parenthood, which doesn't use state money for abortions, will be deprived of funds they would have used to provide all manner of sexual health services,… » 5/07/12 3:55pm 5/07/12 3:55pm

It's Official: No More Money For Planned Parenthood In Arizona

Last month, when Governor Jan Brewer signed the absolutely insane bill that pegs a pregnancy's beginning as two weeks before conception, it seemed hard to believe that it wasn't a stealthy, elaborate gambit to drive everyone with Fallopian tubes out of Arizona. Well, it wasn't. But this is! » 5/05/12 12:00pm 5/05/12 12:00pm

Uteruses Everywhere Weep As Arizona Governor Signs Insanely Restrictive…

Arizona made big strides today in its quest to be one of the absolute worst places to be a woman—or to even have a woman in your family. Governor Jan Brewer signed into law the hideous bill that redefines a pregnancy as beginning at two weeks before conception. That's the earliest of any state, so if you want to get a… » 4/12/12 11:55pm 4/12/12 11:55pm

Defiant Author of 'Show Your Boss Your Whore Pills' Bill Is Rewriting…

The Arizona State Representative responsible for mothering a bill that would have allowed employers to require their female employees show proof that they were using birth control pills for non-slutty reasons (and fire them if they sought reimbursement for pills acquired under false virginal pretenses), can't… » 3/21/12 11:20am 3/21/12 11:20am

Jan Brewer Has Some Encouraging Doubts About Arizona's Whore Pill Bill

Two different contraception coverage plans — one the brainchild of Arizona legislators and the other President Obama's mandate that employees of religious affiliated institutions receive free contraception coverage — moved forward Friday, revealing that the difference between stalwart social conservatives in this… » 3/18/12 1:10pm 3/18/12 1:10pm

Court: Arizona Can't Deny Benefits To Same-Sex Partners

A three-judge panel has struck down Arizona's law denying public health insurance benefits to same-sex domestic partners, saying the state can't provide health care "in an arbitrary or discriminatory manner that adversely affects particular groups that may be unpopular." » 9/07/11 12:15pm 9/07/11 12:15pm

Bristol Palin Rumored To Be Considering Devilry

Sun Devilry, that is. The dancin'-est Palin reportedly purchased a home near Tempe, Arizona, fueling rumors that a college career could be in her future. Will Arizona State University, "the Harvard of date rape," be ready for this jelly? » 12/26/10 11:10am 12/26/10 11:10am

The 10 Lowest Moments For Women In Politics This Year (So Far)

Yesterday, we learned that voters were polled on whether Barbara Boxer or Carly Fiorina has better hair. Even without the 2008 election's bombast (Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin), the past year has been rather rocky for women in politics. Some lowlights: » 7/29/10 1:54pm 7/29/10 1:54pm

Palin And Brewer Stand For Change You Don't Want To Believe In

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, under fire for signing the law that makes people's ethnicity probable cause for arrest, has enlisted Sarah Palin to convince people she's justified and not a racist. Good luck with that. [AP, Secure The Border] » 5/16/10 12:00pm 5/16/10 12:00pm

Meghan McCain, Racial Profiling, And Arizona's New Immigration Law

A new law allowing Arizona police to check the documentation of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant has raised fears of racial profiling. But Meghan McCain cautions against an "extreme" reaction. » 4/26/10 9:30am 4/26/10 9:30am