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The Threat of White Supremacy Is a Sham

The Threat of White Supremacy Is a Sham

By Dr. Thomas Patterson | According to President Biden, “Terrorism from White supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today,” as he put it in an address to Congress. Attorney General Merrick Garland agreed, noting that “racially or ethnically motivated...

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What Should We Do with the D and F Letter Grade Schools? 

What Should We Do with the D and F Letter Grade Schools? 

By John Huppenthal | In 2008, I introduced and passed legislation to grade schools in Arizona on the A through F letter grading system. The system was to be based on the test scores and academic gains of students.  If I were king, I would abolish the system which I...

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Our Schools Aren’t Competitive, but Money Is Not the Problem

Our Schools Aren’t Competitive, but Money Is Not the Problem

By Dr. Thomas Patterson | America’s schools, including Arizona’s, are stuck in mediocrity. Our academic achievement indicators trail 20 of our Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) peers in every subject. It’s not getting better, either. It...

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The Border Invasion Is an Existential Crisis for America

The Border Invasion Is an Existential Crisis for America

By Dr. Thomas Patterson | The invasion crisis on our southern border is baffling. How could this outrage be happening? The White House wants you to believe that they’re powerless to stop it. They’re willing to appear negligent and/or stupid to keep the wheels turning....

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Now Is Not the Time for a Legislative Pay Raise

Now Is Not the Time for a Legislative Pay Raise

By the Arizona Free Enterprise Club | Inflation is through the roof, gas prices are higher than ever before, out-of-state money was being used to put historic tax cuts on hold, and now lawmakers want a pay raise. Yes, while the Bidenflation tax is cutting deeply into...

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A New Sales Tax for Fire Districts Is Unfair and Unnecessary

A New Sales Tax for Fire Districts Is Unfair and Unnecessary

By the Arizona Free Enterprise Club | The last thing the people of Arizona need right now is a sales tax increase. But leave it to state lawmakers to try to push one through by proposing a referral to put a tax hike on the ballot to fund fire districts. The bill...

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Where Does Arizona’s K-12 Education System Rank Nationally?

Where Does Arizona’s K-12 Education System Rank Nationally?

By John Huppenthal | Mainstream media loves to disparage Arizona's kindergarten through 12th grade education system. State rankings are often the source of this disparagement, invariably ranking Arizona 47th, 48th, or 49th. Over the past year, U.S. News and World...

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