Crazy Arizona: How A State Went From Swinging In ’08 To Out On A Limb In 2010 | Talking Points Memo

The incredibly controversial immigration bill signed into law in Arizona last week turns out to be just the latest in a string of super-conservative bills passed by the state legislature this year. From punishing welfare recipients for getting cable to making the state the official sponsor of birther conspiracies, Arizona lawmakers have turned their desert paradise into a bright-red beacon of conservatism and a fantasy island of right-wing dream legislation.

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