February 2008

The Reality of Hope

The Reality of Hope Today Michael and I were in West Texas meeting and eating with a great bunch of El Pasoans. It was an honor and pleasure to make their acquaintances. As I greeted our guests I felt as though some could be categorized as curious, others hesitant,...

Which Delwin Jones Is This?

There must be are two men named Delwin Jones. One campaigns in Lubbock as a conservative. The other legislates in Austin like a liberal. His hometown paper helps keep up the myth, by failing to mention his voting record, just his campaign promises that aren’t kept....

Conventional Tactics Cost Taxpayers

Conventional waste is coming to Dallas, with the city council planning to purchase a plot of downtown land on which to build an attached Dallas Convention Center hotel. The purchase of land is estimated to set taxpayers back up to $41.3 million. All for something the...

Reform Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

When politicians talk about "reform" in criminal justice, you have to clutch your wallet tightly, because all too often they are looking to spend a lot more of your money — and make you feel guilty for asking a question. But last Session the House...

Reading, Writing & Spending

Austin school trustees have been up to their favorite extracurricular activity: spending your money. Next month voters will be asked to approve a $345 million bond package according to the Austin American Statesman. It’s for the children, so everyone open your...

William F. Buckley Jr. – RIP

We have lost one of the most eloquent defenders of the conservative movement and the cause of liberty. William F. Buckley Jr., founder of National Review, died last night at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. May he rest in peace.

He Is An ‘L’

In Waco we have the curious case of State Rep. Chales “Doc” Anderson being challenged by the son of a former state senator David Sibley. When the race started, the son-of-a-former-state-senator had only his family name as a claim to fame. Now he’s...

Who Do You Trust?

Not government. A nationwide survey of 1,652 adults by the Association of Government Accountants. People reported being displeased with the openness and honesty of their state and local governments. Texas lawmakers passed landmark legislation putting all state...

PAC Attracts Grassroots Support

With less than a week remaining in the 2008 primary campaign season, the political action committee associated with Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has raised more than $325,000. The organization works with activists from across the state on tax and spending issues....