Patrick Gleason


I am Vice President of State Affairs at Americans for Tax Reform, a Washington-based advocacy and policy research organization founded in 1985 at the request of President Ronald Reagan. My writing and commentary have been published in The Economist, Reuters, Politico, and the

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1,133 viewsNov 30, 2023

Red Versus Blue State Debates Are Instructive And We Need More Of Them

As the leaders of what are considered the quintessential red and blue states, one didn’t have to be a supporter of Newsom or DeSantis to find their debate instructive.

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382 viewsNov 30, 2023

Nikki Haley’s Proposed Gas Tax Repeal Faces Flawed Criticism

Nikki Haley’s proposed gas tax repeal has been attacked by Democrats, GOP politicians, and DC think tanks. Their critiques are all flawed, but for different reasons.

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388 viewsNov 29, 2023

Governor Proposes Nation’s Tenth Universal School Choice Program

At a press conference on Tuesday, November 28, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced his proposal to create the nation's tenth universal school choice program in Tennessee.

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369 viewsNov 22, 2023

Biden Touts Cheaper Gas As Progressive Policies Stoke Energy Inflation

The White House touts of lower fuel costs, yet this administration and high profile Democratic governors have implemented polices that increase energy costs by design.

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341 viewsNov 20, 2023

States Limit Chinese Investment, Take Care To Avoid Unintended Effects

In the past year alone, legislation restricting Chinese and other foreign investment in the U.S. has been introduced in all 50 states, with 37 of those bills enacted.