Guest Comment


American Leadership Academy to be a community school

Hope and opportunity.

We’ve been short-changing our schools

I am proud of our schools in Arizona. A number of our high schools are consistently ranked near the top of U.S. studies. We were one of the first states to create charter schools and our Empowerment Scholarship Accounts allow parents to find the best education option for their children. These two reforms are models being emulated throughout the country.

Good start to solving the funding issues in public education

There has been significant coverage in the state on the level of funding of public education in Arizona and the proposed settlement of the education lawsuit.

Budget deal: Epitomizes everything wrong with Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) recently released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, as well as the rule for this bill, both of which ultimately passed the House by a vote of 266-167:

Sedona citizens group gets positive results

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ...” Declaration of Independence.

Innovation at the heart of everything ASU is doing

Arizona State University was just named the nation’s Most Innovative University by U.S. News & World Report.

Gosar does not want taxpayer money going to Planned Parenthood

The simple truth is that Planned Parenthood, masquerading as a nonprofit, has strategically developed a business model to profit off the death of innocent unborn babies.

World has become more dangerous under Obama

For the last several weeks, the Democratic minority in the U.S. Senate has blocked an up-or-down vote on President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

Gosar adamant about preventing deal with Iran

Twice over the past month, a very small group of pacifists have called on my office in Prescott to decry war with Iran. The goal of these activists is for me and other members of Congress to support the deal President Obama has reached with the rogue Iranian regime.

Proposed monuments in Arizona a bad, bad idea

Two new national monuments are being proposed for Arizona: The Grand Canyon Watershed — 1.7 million acres, and The Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock — 180,000 acres including the town of Sedona.

Center for Biological Diversity harms the forest

In 2012, the citizens of the City of Flagstaff voted for and approved Proposition 405, a $10 million bond to thin the forest surrounding Flagstaff’s vitally important watershed.

Thorpe should apologize for false forest claims

Arizona State Rep. Bob Thorpe has a penchant for divisive, inflammatory politics. It led him to post (then delete) racially charged tweets, defend the criminal, racist Cliven Bundy, and attend meetings of an extremist group espousing violence against police. “Very nice, patriotic people,” he said just before two of them assassinated two Las Vegas policemen then killed themselves.

Eagles, other nongame wildlife grow to record numbers

What’s in a name? Based solely on its name, some might wrongly assume that the Arizona Game and Fish Department focuses only on “hunted” game animals and “fishable” fish.

County staff attempted to guide, not hamper, Hellsgate

A recent newspaper article and an editorial have each expressed concerns about the Hellsgate Fire District (HFD) station project currently underway in Tonto Village. Issues have been raised and opinions voiced regarding possible delays and costs added to the project by Gila County.

Senator Flake opposes Iran agreement

When the administration announced that an agreement had been reached between the P5+1 and Iran, I said that I would take the time to do due diligence on the deal. I have tried to do so. I am grateful for a comprehensive series of briefings and hearings conducted by Chairman Corker and Ranking Member Cardin of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and for members of the Obama administration for making themselves available for numerous briefings and one-on-one discussions.