The dominant populist right doesn’t have the same respect for, and deference to, free markets as the diminished small government, free market conservatives. Examples from the Arizona Legislature.
Despite justifiable hard feelings on both sides, there remains an opening for a grand bargain on income tax rates and school funding.
It will do more to sterilize classroom teaching, particularly in high schools, than inform parents.
With $30 trillion in debt, what’s the federal government doing funding traffic lights and local jail air conditioning?
The risks to the United States from more direct intervention on behalf of Ukraine are impossible to assess. Staying within the mainstream of the European concensus, as the Biden administration has done, is the right course.
Ducey and GOP lawmakers are picking a losing fight if they attempt to lower income tax rates without also enacting a Prop. 208 level increase in education funding.
The political stupidity of the lawsuit by the Arizona Republican Party to have mail ballots declared unconstitutional is difficult to overstate.
This would be an ideal time for the Mariopa Community Colleges to move aggressively into offering four-year degrees, but legislative restrictions sharply, and wrongheadedly, limit that option.
Allowing practical alternatives to Algebra 2 as a high school graduation requirement is a step in the right direction. But the whole sequential edifice of education, from high school on, needs rethinking.
Arizona should see what conservation and expanded water markets can do before committing to big-dollar augmentation projects, such as desalination.