October 2010

Is UT Shilling For The Left?

It’s being reported that the University of Texas e-mail system was used to urge all students to “vote straight Democratic” in unsolicited messages. This would appear to be in direct conflict with the tax-funded institution’s policies. Writing...

Texas Sales Tax Nexus

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is challenging Amazon.com for not paying sales taxes while they operated a facility in Irving between 2005 and 2009. Some liberals are saying her action is no different than Bill White’s push for a new Internet Sales Tax. They...

Liberal Illiteracy

Despite the desperate hope of shrill liberals eager to grow taxes and expand further the size of government, Texas isn’t on the brink of disaster or teetering on the edge of an economic abyss. There is a relatively simple solution to the state’s possible...

A Rose By Any Other Name

It was revealed this week that four-term incumbent State Rep. Patrick Rose (D-San Marcos) has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a commitment to taxpayers to “oppose and vote against any all efforts to increase taxes.” Does this reflect a new...

Bitter Libs Brace For Loss

Admit it: it’s fun watching liberals lose. And you just have to love the predictably patronizing way in which they react to electoral trauma. The left-wing Austin Chronicle reports that liberal State Reps. Valinda Bolton and Donna Howard are feeling some pressure in...

Blue Journalism

In a refreshing burst of honesty, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this week painted the election as a battle between tax-and-spend incumbent Chris Turner, and conservative challenger Bill Zedler. Any guess who they chose? According to the Star Telegram, Mr. Zedler is:...

Bill White Wants New Internet Taxes

In a somewhat surprising admission, Bill White told Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune last week that Texas needs to start collecting taxes on Internet sales. Of course, the only real surprise is that he came out with it before the election. During the interview (18:15...

Defining “bipartisan” down

We all hear the term “bipartisan” thrown around during election season – it’s a word that is used to convey how “affable” a politician is, how much they’ll reach across the political aisle to get work done.  Merriam-Webster...
DMN Gives Best Reasons To Support Perry

DMN Gives Best Reasons To Support Perry

So the Dallas Morning News says they support Bill White because he’ll roll over for Washington, raise taxes, and increase the size and reach of government. And that’s why Texans will be voting for Rick Perry. You will recall that back in 2003, with Texas...

Feds Playing Politics With Drilling?

After being rebuked by federal courts, President Obama’s secretary of the interior, former U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO), announced that the ban on offshore drilling would be lifted. Not so, in a practical sense, says Elizabeth Ames Jones, a commissioner on the...