Hannah Thoreson
Hannah Thoreson

Stories by Hannah Thoreson

By Hannah Thoreson | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
TUSK - Tell Utilities Solar Won't be Killed

Solyndra, Fisker Automotive … companies that received hundreds of millions of your tax dollars, only to declare bankruptcy a short time later.  One of the biggest scandals in recent years.  Unfortunately, these companies are not alone.

Now politically connected California energy companies, companies so similar to Solyndra they hired the same lobbyists, are in Arizona demanding more government subsidies, more write-offs, and more of your money. These …

By Hannah Thoreson | July 12, 2013 | 10 Comments
Solar City Arizona

Made in the U.S.A. China

Is there anyplace in the world where solar power exists without subsidies?

Short answer:  No.

While it may seem like the U.S. should be a leader in solar energy after spending so much taxpayer money to get there, in reality the market for solar technology is global.  Countries like China and Germany have heavily invested in building their own solar industries.  The state plays a much larger role in their economies, so massive government investments aren’t all that …

By Hannah Thoreson | November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rumor has it that President Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts to be Secretary of Defense in his second term.  Many had predicted that he may have ended up on the short list to take over the State Department should Hillary Clinton leave, but few had believed Senator Kerry could end up in charge of the nation’s military from a post at the Pentagon.

From the Boston Globe:

“He has a …

By Hannah Thoreson | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Even though Mitt Romney is certain to win Arizona in the presidential election, there are still plenty of reasons to turn out to vote!

While U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Flake is still likely to prevail against former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, it is still worth turning out to ensure a victory for conservatives.  Jeff Flake is one of the most libertarian-oriented Republicans who could possibly have the chance to make it to the U.S. Senate.  He was against earmarks and other …

By Hannah Thoreson | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mitt Romney is a decent and capable man who would make a fine president.  That is why President Obama’s campaign has focused so intensely on trying to discredit all of his achievements and smear him as a bad person.  For many long months, voters in swing states have been subjected to negative ads claiming that Mitt Romney is a tax cheat, a murderer, a “vulture capitalist”, and an extremist.  The media has played right along, buying the narrative that such …

By Hannah Thoreson | November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

A lot of President Obama’s supporters seem to take it personally when their candidate of choice is criticized, even if it is on relatively dry policy issues like the PPACA individual mandate tax or environmental regulations.  This makes it difficult to have a truly rational debate on what the best outcome for America would really be.  Part of this is conservatives’ fault for focusing their attention so intensely on the effort to derail Obama’s re-election, but most of it is …

By Hannah Thoreson | November 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

Colonel Martha McSally faces one more uphill battle.  She’s fought for American values as the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, going on to serve in a decades-long military career.  Col. McSally served overseas on numerous missions throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s, and has also made a point of studying up on defense policy along the way.  Now, she is running for Congress in a rural swing district against an …

By Hannah Thoreson | November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bill Clinton

President Obama’s campaign and the media have been working overtime for the last couple months to present the candidate as one with an aura of inevitability.  They have repeatedly claimed that his challenger is dead in the water or has no path to 270 electoral votes.  Now, we’re in the final stretch with the polls opening in less than 24 hours, and the message coming from the DNC has been loud and clear:  whatever you do, panic.

Former President Bill Clinton …

By Hannah Thoreson | October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Selling it was supposed to be easy.  Everybody loves Quality Jobs and Education!  It should be as easy as getting people to agree that Schools and Safety are important.  So why don’t they love Proposition 204:  The Quality Jobs and Education Act, or its sister in California, Proposition 30:  The Schools and Safety Protection Act?

The answer is that they’re extremely similar, and similarly flawed initiatives.

The propositions use the claim that there is a crisis in school funding to ask for …

By Hannah Thoreson | October 29, 2012 | 5 Comments

The only thing that every political party in Arizona can agree on seems to be this:  that open primaries, as implemented by Prop 121, are a disaster best avoided.  Every major and minor organized political party in the state seems to have found good reasons to oppose the Open Elections, Open Government initiative.

Governor Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery have come out against the initiative, as have the state Republican Party and the Arizona Latino …