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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March 22, 2017

HighGround Wins Big at American Association of Political Consultants

Adding to a successful election cycle that was already highlighted by an August clean sweep and two major awards from Campaigns & Elections, HighGround took home the Gold last week from the American Association of Political Consultants.  At the AAPC ...

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February 22, 2017

HighGround Public Affairs Wins Two Reed Awards in Las Vegas

Arizona firm recognized for Best Virtual Reality Ad and Best Newspaper Ad
by Campaigns and Elections at 2017 Reed Awards Conference

PHOENIX—HighGround Public Affairs, the longest continually operating running public affairs firm in Arizona, was recogni...

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February 2, 2017

Controlling Our Actions & Reactions

A primer on American Immigration & Border Security Policy

When I began dating my wife, Patricia, she had an inscription on the mirror at her home that seemed profound to me then: “You can only control your actions and reactions.”

In the age of Twitte...

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