June 2014

Joined at the Hip

Joined at the Hip

The first day of the Texas State Democratic Party Convention gave voters important insights on the party’s relationship with organized labor and the implications in has for the Lone Star State. Texas Democrats gathered in Dallas with the stated objective of “Turning...
Empty Rhetoric

Empty Rhetoric

Issue-based caucuses dominated Friday’s schedule of the Texas Democratic State Convention in Dallas, where attendees gathered to address a specific topic.  Issues included unions, the environment, women, fair trade and racial groups. Despite the stated agenda to...
Exoneration Day!

Exoneration Day!

Yesterday marked the beginning of the end of the Texas Ethics Commission’s short-lived desires to be the speech-regulators of the Lone Star State. It marked the beginning of the end of an unconstitutional statute that puts every Texan on the hook for abusive...
Are ISDs Breaking The Law?

Are ISDs Breaking The Law?

The 83rd Texas Legislature overwhelming passed a bill explicitly prohibiting the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) in K-12 schools. In fact, an original version passed the House 140-2. Following Governor Perry’s signature of HB 462,...
Assault on Constitutional Speech

Assault on Constitutional Speech

Established to monitor quid pro quo financial arrangements between legislators and lobbyists, the Texas Ethics Commission now spends its days trying to outdo Lois Lerner and the Obama IRS. The TEC is the wannabe enforcement arm of the establishment’s ruling class. A...
Is Debt on Your November Ballot?

Is Debt on Your November Ballot?

Each year, there are two customary opportunities for local governments to ask you to pay for more debt. And for those 5-8% of voters who chose to vote in May’s local elections, you may have already seen propositions this year.  In fact, over 85% of May’s $7 billion in...