January 2010

Who Lost GOP Debate? Gas-Taxers

Clearly, everyone is convinced their candidate won the Friday night Belo debate of Republican gubernatorial candidates. Sure, whatever. In reality, there was one clear loser: the gas-tax lobby. The gas-tax lobby is comprised of the editorial boards of the two...

Empower Texans PAC Endorsements

The Empower Texans PAC is pleased to announce our first round of endorsements for primary elections. The PAC does not necessarily endorse in every race. This is not a final list of endorsements; other races are still being considered. LEGISLATIVE Re-Election to the...

Bad News, Good News

Texas has obviously not been immune from the effects of the global recession — brought on in no small part by the sheer fiscal irresponsibility of Congress. But as Ray Perryman, the Waco economist noted recently, Texas is the “last in, first out” of...

Can I Sit at the Big Table?

In 2008 Democrat Carol Kent picked off incumbent Republican Tony Goolsby to win House District 102. This year there are two Republicans vying to retake that seat Geoff Bailey and Stefani Carter. On the campaign trail you can recognize Bailey pretty easily; he is the...

Happy Anniversary Mr. Obama

In the third major political contest since Barak Obama took the oath of office, the people of Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts have rebuked the President. Two of the three states — MA & NJ — are blue, if not deep blue. Virginia, while electing a...

A Year of Obama

Elected on the vacuous slogans of “hope” and “change,” the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency has proven to be one of broken promises, failed leadership and blame shifting. While he works to satisfy the most strident elements of his political base, the rest of...