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  Victor Riches | Goldwater Institute · [email protected]
May 30, 2020 at 8:10 PM

Job-Killing California

Job-Killing California Why is California making it harder to work as we face record unemployment? Job-Killing California The coronavirus pandemic has created a surge in demand for freelance workers—everything from DoorDash del…
  Victor Riches | Goldwater Institute · [email protected]
May 23, 2020 at 12:48 PM

A Different Kind of Memorial Day

A Different Kind of Memorial Day Memorial Day will look different for many Americans this year.  A Different Kind of Memorial Day Goldwater Institute Director of National Litigation and U.S. Navy Reserve Commander Jon Riches sh…
  Victor Riches | Goldwater Institute · [email protected]
May 16, 2020 at 5:50 PM

Pizza Parlor under Assault in Arizona

Pizza Parlor under Assault in Arizona When Merita Kraya escaped communism in Albania 30 years ago... Pizza Parlor under Assault in Arizona When Merita Kraya escaped communism in Albania 30 years ago, she never imagined she woul…
  Victor Riches | Goldwater Institute · [email protected]
May 9, 2020 at 7:40 PM

Be Less Like New York, More Like H-E-B

Be Less Like New York, More Like H-E-B Flexibility will be key to putting America on the road to recovery from the coronavirus crisis.   Be Less Like New York, More Like H-E-B Flexibility will be key to putting America on the r…
  Victor Riches | Goldwater Institute · [email protected]
May 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Reopening America

Reopening America Policymakers around the country are starting to plan how to reopen our economy and our communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Reopening America Policymakers around the country are starting to plan …
  Victor Riches | Goldwater Institute · [email protected]
April 25, 2020 at 12:50 PM

Back in the Trenches

Back in the Trenches A Semi-Retired Nurse Practitioner Gets “Back in the Trenches” Back in the Trenches Like many other healthcare workers, Alice Smith (not her real name) is exhausted these days. A highly skilled nurse practit…
  Victor Riches | Goldwater Institute · [email protected]
April 18, 2020 at 3:17 PM

Thousands protest in Michigan

Thousands protest in Michigan “It’s not a suggestion. It’s an order.” Thousands protest in Michigan “It’s not a suggestion. It’s an order.” In a few short words, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer summed up her…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
April 11, 2020 at 5:39 PM

30% unemployment ahead?

30% unemployment ahead? Business has ground to a halt. Millions of Americans are out of work. And a senior Federal Reserve official warns that unemployment could hit 30%. Week in Review: 30% unemployment ahead? Business has gro…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
April 4, 2020 at 1:59 PM

Class Canceled.

Class Canceled. The COVID-19 outbreak has forced tens of millions of kids, parents, and teachers into a new reality. Class Canceled. The COVID-19 outbreak has forced tens of millions of kids, parents, and teachers into a new re…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
March 28, 2020 at 4:29 PM

Finding a Cure

Finding a Cure The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is unlike anything Americans have ever experienced.  Finding a Cure The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is unlike anything Americans have ever experienced. As millions of us shelter …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
March 21, 2020 at 5:47 PM

Now is the time...

Now is the time... We see the best of America in times of crisis—and today’s unprecedented coronavirus pandemic is no different. Dear , We see the best of America in times of crisis—and today’s unprecedented coronavirus pandemic is no different. Every day,…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
March 14, 2020 at 4:15 PM

How States Can Proactively Fight Pandemics

How States Can Proactively Fight Pandemics Coronavirus is dominating headlines across the United States. How States Can Proactively Fight Pandemic Threats Like Coronavirus COVID-19, or coronavirus, is dominating headlines acro…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
March 7, 2020 at 6:45 PM

When is it OK to speak up for free speech?

When is it OK to speak up for free speech? Your free speech rights shouldn’t have to be violated in order for you to defend them. When Is It Okay to Speak Up for Free Speech? Your free speech rights shouldn’t have to be violat…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
February 29, 2020 at 8:31 PM

751 Success Stories

751 Success Stories Pardon us while we take this opportunity to brag about something pretty great. 751 Success Stories Pardon us while we take this opportunity to brag about something pretty great.  In less than one year, hund…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
February 22, 2020 at 5:37 PM

Taking the Free Speech Fight to the Supreme Court

Taking the Free Speech Fight to the Supreme Court This month, we’ve asked the U.S. Supreme Court to once again take up the case of Arnold Fleck... Supreme Court Should Rule on Violation of Lawyers’ Free Speech Rights This month…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
February 16, 2020 at 4:03 PM

What are they teaching our kids?

What are they teaching our kids? Shouldn’t parents have a right to know what is being taught to our kids?  What Are They Teaching Our Kids? Shouldn’t parents have a right to know what is being taught to our kids? Seems like com…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
February 8, 2020 at 6:05 PM

This Red Tape is Protecting Industries, Not the Public

This Red Tape is Protecting Industries, Not the Public Are you looking for a new career, one that allows you to work anywhere in the country with a minimum of hassle? This Red Tape is Protecting Industries, Not the Public Are y…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]goldwaterinstitute.org
February 2, 2020 at 6:17 PM

Nearly 7,000 Families’ Info Leaked

Nearly 7,000 Families’ Info Leaked The Arizona Department of Education inadvertently released the personal information of the nearly 7,000 families.  The Arizona Department of Education's Latest Epic Fail Last week brought news…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
January 25, 2020 at 8:19 PM

Drastic Consequences | Goldwater Takes Action

Drastic Consequences | Goldwater Takes Action It’s not every day that a city takes unconstitutional actions that have drastic consequences for both its residents and visitors. Drastic Consequences | Goldwater Takes Action It’s …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
January 18, 2020 at 9:03 PM

Week in Review: A New Year—and a New Push for Liberty in State Legislatures

Week in Review: A New Year—and a New Push for Liberty in State Legislatures This past week, several states—including the Goldwater Institute’s home state of Arizona—kicked off their state legislature sessions for 2020. Week in Review: A New Yea…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
January 11, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Courageous Mothers Fighting for Educational Freedom

Courageous Mothers Fighting for Educational Freedom Imagine finally getting your child the education they deserve, and then helplessly watching the government take it all away. Courageous Mothers Fighting for Educational Freedom …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
January 4, 2020 at 4:47 PM

Week in Review: Following in Sen. Goldwater’s Footsteps

Week in Review: Following in Sen. Goldwater’s Footsteps In the first week of January 1909, Senator Barry Goldwater was born in Phoenix, Arizona.  Week in Review: Following in Sen. Goldwater’s Footsteps In the first week of Janu…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
December 28, 2019 at 4:58 PM

Week in Review: Goldwater’s Greatest Hits in 2019

Week in Review: Goldwater’s Greatest Hits in 2019 Last year, the Goldwater Institute celebrated its 30th anniversary of defending freedom and individual rights for all Americans. Week in Review: Goldwater’s Greatest Hits in 2019 …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
December 21, 2019 at 3:47 PM

Week in Review: Money Grab Backlash

Week in Review: Money Grab Backlash Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport may soon be the first major airport without a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft serving it... Week in Review: Money Grab Backlash Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airpor…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
December 14, 2019 at 6:31 PM

Breaking Down Barriers to Work for Military Families

Breaking Down Barriers to Work for Military Families Military families are suffering because government requires a permission slip for people to get to work. Break Down Barriers to Work for Military Families The…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
December 7, 2019 at 7:06 PM

Stopping the Money Grab

Stopping the Money Grab Politicians in this American city are grabbing citizens' cash -- unconstitutionally.  Stopping the Money Grab In the latest example of an American city overstepping its authority and trampling on individ…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
November 30, 2019 at 5:03 PM

Remember Matt Bellina’s Story This Thanksgiving

Remember Matt Bellina’s Story This Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is the perfect time to consider the myriad reasons why we should be grateful. Remember Matt Bellina’s Story This Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is the perfect time to cons…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
November 24, 2019 at 5:07 PM

An Extraordinary Impact

An Extraordinary Impact Here's how low-income families are benefitting from choice in education.  An Extraordinary Impact Opponents of educational freedom say that school choice benefits the wealthy and hurts the poor. But whe…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
November 16, 2019 at 4:01 PM

Will these families get what they deserve?

Will these families get what they deserve? These families are trying to do what’s best for their children, but the government is getting in their way. Will These Families Get What They Deserve? Families in Arizona depend on the…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
November 11, 2019 at 6:09 PM

Thank you, Veterans!

Thank you, Veterans! The Goldwater Institute honored veterans at its 2019 Annual Dinner. Goldwater Honors Veterans at 2019 Annual DInner On Friday, a packed ballroom of Goldwater Institute supporters gathered for our Annual Din…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
November 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM

NCAA's Unanimous Decision

NCAA's Unanimous Decision There was great news for student-athletes across the country this week. Score One for Student-Athletes This week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Board of Governors voted unanimousl…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
October 26, 2019 at 7:35 PM

Week in Review: Campus Mobs Strike Again

Week in Review: Campus Mobs Strike Again Disruptive mobs with a political axe to grind aren't getting much sympathy these days. Campus Mobs Strike Again Sympathy is hard to find in conversations about politics. But at recent ev…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
October 20, 2019 at 4:54 PM

Week in Review: American Freedom Network Victory in Oregon

Week in Review: American Freedom Network Victory in Oregon Some Oregon entrepreneurs nearly found themselves out of business—until the Goldwater Institute’s American Freedom Network stepped in. American Freedom Network Victory in Oregon …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
October 12, 2019 at 4:15 PM

Week in Review: Victory in Miami Beach

Week in Review: Victory in Miami Beach Miami Beach homeowners won a resounding victory on Monday when a Florida trial court struck down the city’s home-sharing ban... Week in Review: Victory in Miami Beach Miami Beach homeowner…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
October 5, 2019 at 2:11 PM

Week in Review: New Hope for Brain Cancer Patients thanks to Right to Try

Week in Review: New Hope for Brain Cancer Patients thanks to Right to Try Americans suffering from a deadly form of brain cancer have new hope today, thanks to a treatment program offered under the federal Right to Try law. Week in Review: New …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
September 29, 2019 at 4:09 PM

“The system is screwed up.” | Watch our new video

“The system is screwed up.” | Watch our new video Kathy watched helplessly as her son Jared was taken away in a police car. “The system is screwed up.” | Watch our new video When Kathy Opine watched helplessly as her son Jared …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
September 21, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Week in Review: Socialism, How Quickly We Forget

Week in Review: Socialism, How Quickly We Forget Thirty years ago, the world watched as the light of freedom pierced the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall crumbled. Week in Review: Socialism, How Quickly We Forget Thirty years …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
September 14, 2019 at 5:54 PM

Week in Review: Whoopi Goldberg and the ACLU have something in common

Week in Review: Whoopi Goldberg and the ACLU have something in common What do Whoopi Goldberg and the American Civil Liberties Union ACLU have in common? Week in Review: Whoopi Goldberg and the ACLU have something in common Wh…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
September 7, 2019 at 8:56 PM

Week in Review: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump

Week in Review: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump Is there a cure for the sad state of campus free speech today? Week in Review: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump Is there a cure for the sad state of campus free speech today?…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
August 31, 2019 at 6:52 PM

Week in Review: The Labor Day Joke on the American People

Week in Review: The Labor Day Joke on the American People We shouldn’t need permission from the government to put our labor to good use. Week in Review: The Labor Day Joke on the American People One hundred and twenty five year…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
August 24, 2019 at 10:49 PM

Week in Review: Taxpayers v. Cronyism

Week in Review: Taxpayers v. Cronyism It might stand to reason that taxpayer dollars should not be spent to benefit private unions, but that’s exactly what was happening in New Jersey. Week in Review: Cronyism Loses Big in New Jersey …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
August 18, 2019 at 12:59 AM

6,400 Arizona students are benefitting from this groundbreaking Goldwater program

6,400 Arizona students are benefitting from this groundbreaking Goldwater program  Students, taxpayers — and even public schools — win with this Goldwater program Is there an education program that can save money, increase stud…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
August 10, 2019 at 4:52 PM

Week in Review: Did You See Castro’s Caustic Tweet?

Week in Review: Did You See Castro’s Caustic Tweet? Why did a leftist congressman target 44 supporters of President Trump in a recent tweet? Week in Review: Did You See Castro’s Caustic Tweet? Why did a leftist congressman targ…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
August 4, 2019 at 7:58 PM

Week in Review: Taking a stand for free speech in Louisiana

Week in Review: Taking a stand for free speech in Louisiana Imagine being forced to pay for political speech that is the opposite of everything you stand for. Week in Review: Taking a stand for free speech in Louisiana Imagine …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
July 27, 2019 at 2:37 PM

Week in Review: Rationing health care by stealth

Week in Review: Rationing health care by stealth What is a child's life worth? If they're suffering from terminal illness, how much should be spent on their medication? Week in Review: Rationing health care by stealth What is a…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
July 20, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Week in Review: Unionizing Business Owners?

Week in Review: Unionizing Business Owners? Most business owners don’t think there’s any risk of the government forcing them to accept a union to represent themselves. Week in Review: Unionizing Business Owners? Most business …
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
July 13, 2019 at 4:15 PM

Week in Review: Great Recession Redux

Week in Review: Great Recession Redux Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's latest plan for "affordable" housing would be costly for America. Week in Review: Great Recession Redux Massachusetts Senator and Democr…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
July 6, 2019 at 3:56 PM

This Independence Day, We Must Recommit Ourselves to Freedom

This Independence Day, We Must Recommit Ourselves to Freedom Independence Day is a day of celebration, but it must also be a day of recommitment to the principles that make America worth celebrating. This Independence Day, We Must Recommit Ours…
  Victor Riches · [email protected]
June 29, 2019 at 4:01 PM

Week in Review - A Landmark Anniversary for Free Speech

Week in Review - A Landmark Anniversary for Free Speech One year ago this week, the Supreme Court restored the First Amendment rights of millions of public-sector workers. A Landmark Anniversary for Free Speech One year ago thi…