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  • School Choice Marches Forward

    Posted on October 11, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    One year ago, the Wall Street Journal dubbed 2011 “the year of school choice,” opining that “this year is shaping up as the best for reformers in a very long time.” Such quotes were bound to circulate among education reformers and give traditional opponents of school choice, such as teachers unions, heartburn. Thirteen states enacted new programs that allow K–12 students to choose a public or private school instead of attending their assigned school, and similar bills were under consideration in more than two dozen states.

  • The Accidental Hockey Mogul

    Posted on October 11, 2012 | Type: In the News

    How is it that Olsen was named the 64th most influential person in the sport by The Hockey News on the publication’s yearly power list? The answer: by slapping down the Coyotes’ best shot yet at finding an owner.

  • Guest Column: ASA leaders failed to set the record straight in Goldwater report

    Posted on October 10, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Christian Palmer

    Arizona Students’ Association student directors from the UA on several occasions have criticized the recent Goldwater Institute report entitled “Welcome to the Real World” of being factually incorrect. As the author of the report, I would like to set the record straight, particularly when it comes to whether the ASA abided by its own bylaws when it made two separate financial contributions to the Proposition 204 statewide ballot initiative campaign.

  • Debate: Top-two primary would make elections "much, much worse"

    Posted on October 09, 2012 | Type: In the News

    Arizona voters would turn the state's electoral system upside down this fall if they approve an open primary in which all could vote and the top two, regardless of party, would compete in the general election.

  • Death Panel Rattle

    Posted on October 05, 2012 | Type: In the News

    The Goldwater Institute in Arizona is proceeding with a lawsuit -- Coons v. Geithner -- that challenges the constitutionality of Obamacare on the basis of the IPAB. The suit argues that the board violates the separation of powers. Moreover, Goldwater's attorneys point out, the federal health care law has been written in such a way to keep the unelected board members permanently entrenched.

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