The most erudite discussion of Arizona charter schools you will ever hear
Mike O | March 20, 2015 6:00 pmThis week's Think Tank lets these highly thoughtful and committed community activists have at one another.
Higher education funding in Arizona: Starved or fat?
Mike O | March 13, 2015 11:23 pmState funding for the universities has been cut nearly in half over the last several years from approximately $1.1 billion to under $600 million.
Do Unions Run Phoenix City Hall?
Mike O | March 07, 2015 8:53 amCouncilman Sal Deciccio thinks so. Luis Schmidt, AFSCME President for Phoenix City workers predictably disagrees. In fact, these guys don't agree on much. But they discuss their different views forcefully,...
Former Attorney General Terry Goddard joins the Think Tank
Mike O | March 01, 2015 6:01 pmFormer Attorney General Terry Goddard joins the Think Tank. We discuss the battle of the robocalls between Governor Ducey's dark money guru Sean Noble and Mesa School Superintendant Michael Cowan. Is either...
Topics too hot to handle
Mike O | February 23, 2015 10:12 amArizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts and satellite radio's John Gilliland discuss • Outrageous legislative proposals — is Kookery alive and well? • Diane Douglas vs. Doug Ducey. Entertainment...
A lot is going on in the Think Tank this week
Mike O | February 12, 2015 4:44 pmFar-ranging discussions in this week's Think Tank: • The president wants expanded military authorization in the Middle East. • Obama criticized for comments about Christianity's flaws at...
John Shadegg will tell us what's really going on in DC
Mike O | February 05, 2015 5:01 pmShadegg is the sole guest in the Think Tank this week. Hear his insider views on the prospects for actual governing in Washington, the current state of the Republican Party, the chances someone will derail John McCain's re-election, presidential politics, the status of once hot-button issues like immigration and other issues.
New governor, new budget and the same old broke Arizona
Mike O | January 23, 2015 5:04 pmThere is a new governor in Arizona, and he has crafted his first budget.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day musings
Mike O | January 19, 2015 10:47 amI went to see Selma this weekend. The story of some of the earliest days of the civil rights movement in this country was moving -- one that would inspire all but the coldest heart. I pondered...
Terrorism in France, new regime/old problems in Arizona
Mike O | January 16, 2015 5:53 pmJ'Lein Liese, international conflict resolution expert, and an old friend of The Think Tank, comments on recent terrorism in France and the worldwide reaction to it.