April 2010 [PAGE: 2]

Big House Improvement

With very little fanfare, Texans will today have a markedly more ethical, and a significantly more conservative, state House. Two new members of the legislature are being sworn in, filling vacancies and improving the body. One is a Democrat with a working ethical...

Fiscal-conservatives in the House?

Ever the advocates for all-out-government growth no matter what, Dick Lavine of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, was quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as saying: “Either we’re going to have to shut down some of these exemptions, or we’re...

Voters Aren’t Buying

With the end of another bout of elections comes shortsighted, shallow analysis and whining by the print media. This week Enrique Rangel provided the former and the Dallas Morning News the latter. Given Rangel’s long history of being a Delwin Jones apologist his...

The “Centrist” Scam, The “Moderate” Myth

The Quorum Report reported yesterday the 20/20 PAC, consisting of 10 self-styled “moderate” Democrat members, hired Billy Hamilton for fiscal policy advice. This of average interest by itself but raises an interesting issue: the “centrist” scam, the “moderate” myth....

It’s arrogance which leads to losing

Before the runoff election, HD84’s Mark Griffin told the Texas Tribune “We’ve got an interesting phenomenon going on here,” Griffin said speaking of his not winning outright in the March 2nd Primary. “I think they’re upset with...

Great Night For Conservatives!

Tonight’s run-off election was a great night for conservatives! With the defeat of an entrenched incumbent like Delwin Jones, and the election of strong, positive conservatives like Charles Perry, John Frullo, Larry Gonzales, Van Taylor and others, it’s...

Houston Chronicle Spins Perry Comments

Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle went after Rick Perry for last week saying dropout rates in Texas aren’t that bad. Perry claimed they were around 10% and Falkenberg’s article claimed they were really upwards of 30% and that Perry’s claim was testing the...

Yes We Can!

Public opinion is hardening against ObamaCare, with a new Rassmussen Poll showing 58 percent of Americans want the legislation repealed. As more details come to light about the sweeping takeover of America’s health care system, the burdensome costs and...

Is Home Where The Tax-Break Is?

Less than a month remains until the special election to fill the unexpired term in Senate District 22. The candidates are just now filing, but race is getting hot. The latest entry comes word that former senator-turned-lobbyist-turned senate-candidate David Sibley may...