July 2010 [PAGE: 2]

Monument To Big Government… Literally

Conservatives like to joke about pork-barrel projects being a “monument to big government” or a “monument to waste.” Well, let this be a warning about how you joke in the future: the North Texas Toll Authority has now created a monument to...

Bleed Orange, Drink Water, Waste Money

As Will Lutz, Managing Editor of The Lone Star Report said, “Bill Powers selling water to provide affordable education is like an arsonist joining the volunteer fire department to put out a fire he started.” Sadly, this has been the story of the entire bureaucratic...

Texas’ Liberal Republicans?

Don’t know how I missed this, but the Texas Tribune released an interactive page a week or so ago purporting to show who the liberals and conservatives are in the Texas House. Let’s just say the results aren’t too surprising. The ratings use...

What’s it All About, Annie?

Over the weekend, News 8 Austin did a nice little puff piece on Annie’s List and State Representative Diana Maldonado (D-52). Throughout the story Reporter Karina King refers to Annie’s List as a “nonprofit” that “helps women” in...

Irving Hosts Private ObamaCare Meeting

Despite promises to the contrary, not only have Washington liberals been non-transparent in the passage of the federal takeover of the healthcare industry, they’re now being equally secretive in its implementation. President Obama’s secretary of health and...

A Tale of Two Englands

A little over a week ago, Mayor Charles England of Grand Prairie, a self-proclaimed Republican, announced he supports locating a full-scale casino-hotel in his community. This is on top of his endorsement of Bill White, the Democratic nominee for governor. Is this a...

Press gets Capitol CHL access wrong

Enough of the silly scared of guns, stories over Texas Capitol access for Concealed Handgun License holders. The namby-pamby press has completely missed the point on the issue. “Everyone from lobbyists to lawyers and journalists are rushing to get permits to carry...

Straus’ Word And His Cardinals’ Silence

True to his word, House Speaker Joe Straus is spending a lot of money helping Republican incumbents with campaign cash. With some $3 million on hand, and nearly $300,000 disbursed, Mr. Straus is clearly seeking to help sitting Republican officeholders. In an election...

Final Taxpayer Whoopin’ from Wentworth?

On the heels of being rejected for the chancellorship of the Texas State University System, state Sen. Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) now says he’s under serious consideration for an unspecified vice chancellor’s position with the Texas A&M University System, and...