October 6, 2017

My 1985

By: J. Charles Coughlin

Thirty-two years ago this week, I drove into town on Grand Avenue with all of the possessions I had in the world in the back of my 1985 stick shift Chevy Cavalier. Mom was on me about riding the clutch – even though she was 2,3...

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September 25, 2017

Principled Leadership

Over the past year, we’ve too often seen the discussion over health care reform devolve into partisan posturing and substance-free debate. Instead of following regular order and finding a bipartisan solution to the flaws in our current system, Senate R...

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September 11, 2017

Think Tank - September 10th

Chuck Coughlin joined Mike O'Neil on Think Tank to talk Trump's latest deal, Proposition 305 and school vouchers, and other state and local issues.  In case you missed it, you check out the show here.

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August 24, 2017

61.8% of Arizona Voters Believe Confederate Capitol Mall Monument Should Be Kept

PHOENIX (August 24, 2017) — A statewide survey of likely Arizona 2018 General Election voters revealed that nearly 62% of voters believe that the memorial to Confederate Soldiers on the Arizona Capitol Mall should be kept. The results are derived from ...

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August 22, 2017

US Senator Jeff Flake in Double Electoral Jeopardy Twelve Months Away from Primary Election

Republican Party Divided – Provides Opening for Democrats

PHOENIX (August 22, 2017) — A statewide Arizona survey of 400 likely Arizona 2018 General Election voters shows Republican incumbent Senator Jeff Flake fourteen points behind his primary Republic...

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August 21, 2017

Trump Approval Rating in AZ: 41.8%

President Remains Popular with GOP Base at 74% 

PHOENIX (August 21, 2017) — On the eve of returning to Arizona, President Donald J. Trump’s approval rating has sunk to 41.8% according to a new statewide survey released by HighGround Public Affairs.  D...

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August 18, 2017

The Man: Jack DeBolske

Bob Robb, my former employer and mentor, recently wrote a laudatory column about Jack DeBolske who passed away in July and will be memorialized tomorrow (Noon services here in Phoenix at St. Francis Church).

Mr. DeBolske was, and still is, an icon to ...

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August 16, 2017

Accepting Grace and Human Fallibility

Repeating history is painful… I am writing this column for myself. To always remind me that I am a very imperfect creature.


Confucius once was asked “How do we gain wisdom?” He said, “By three methods we may learn wisdom:  First, by reflection, whi...

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August 14, 2017

Think Tank: What is the matter with our politics?

HighGround’s very own Chuck Coughlin was on KTAR’s Think Tank with Mike O’Neil and internet lawyer, columnist, and long-time Democrat Bennet Kelly to discuss the topic “What is the matter with our politics?” The multipart series aired over the past two...

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August 10, 2017

Catastrophe at the United Food Bank

For over 30 years, the United Food Bank has been a pillar of the community, serving not only those in need throughout the East Valley but also into Eastern Arizona including Gila and Pinal, and Southern Navajo and Apache Counties.   In total, they serv...

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