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July 17, 2017

LA Times on Senator Flake and Health Care in Arizona

Mark Barabak, a reporter for the LA Times, has paid close attention to Arizona since the Great Recession and his article posted in today’s LA Times provides keen insight into the dilemma facing our Senator Jeff Flake.  Barabak traveled to the Senator’s...

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June 12, 2017

How To Live In The Southwest

When David Wright asked his father to construct a home at the base of Camelback Mountain for him and his wife Gladys, the Arcadia neighborhood looked much different than how we know it today. In 1952, as construction began on what would be known as the...

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May 30, 2017

Viewpoints: Why don't the people we elect represent us?

From the Arizona Republic:

James Madison wrote in Federalist Paper #10, “If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by Republican principle which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by a regular vote.” 

Yet here i...

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May 11, 2017

The Hopes of our Neighbors

The Hopes of our Neighbors

Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” –Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

If you’ve ever spent a Saturday afternoon scrolling through your TV channels and landed ...

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May 4, 2017

Just Causes

The author Jon Meacham wrote in the “Art of Power”, his biography on Thomas Jefferson, that “he (Jefferson) knew, though, that life was best lived among friends in the pursuit of large causes, understanding that pain was the price for anything worth ha...

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April 17, 2017

Do we own the process or does the process own us?

I don’t want to trivialize one person’s suffering, but the United Airlines passenger incident last week reminded me a little of how I felt in the 2016 elections last summer and fall. Instead of being dragged off the plane against my will after I paid f...

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April 14, 2017

Remembering Lincoln

As we conclude Passover and begin the celebration of Easter, it is appropriate to recall that on this date, April 14th, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated 152 years ago.  His death happened a mere six days after General Lee surrendered his army at the  A...

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April 10, 2017

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

My wife Patricia and I just returned from a trip to Kyoto, Japan, the ancient Imperial capital.  Patricia lived and worked in Osaka for six years in the 80’s and early 90’s for a modeling agency, so it was a return trip for her and an eye opener for ...

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April 6, 2017

Health Care in America: Chuck Coughlin on KTAR

Over the past month, health care in America has taken over as the most-discussed public policy issue facing Congress. With House Republicans looking to pass the American Health Care Act after years of promising voters a full Obamacare repeal, many repr...

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March 30, 2017

The Role of the Surrogate

The Role of the Surrogate: Chuck Coughlin on KJZZ

 

Last week, HighGround President and CEO Chuck Coughlin joined Steve Goldstein of the KJZZ Here and Now program to discuss the role of surrogates and spokespersons for elected officials.

In a time w...

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