July 2014

Texas Mayors Surrender Sovereignty

Texas Mayors Surrender Sovereignty

Texans are becoming increasingly frustrated with the unconstitutional power the federal government is taking from both its citizens and the state and local governments in which they live. It’s particularly offensive considering the same overlords in D.C. are blatantly...
Netroots Education Panel: Kill School Choice

Netroots Education Panel: Kill School Choice

Five out of five progressive education activists at Netroots Nation agree: there cannot be choice or competition. Why? Their plans for the status quo in public schools are an integral part of implementing their progressive vision of “community schools;”...
The Sarver Connection

The Sarver Connection

In recent years, Texans have become more knowledgeable about how the connections between elected officials and the political consulting and lobby class can help explain those officials’ stances and actions. In a well-known case of the tail wagging the dog, many...
TML: Politicians First, Texans Last

TML: Politicians First, Texans Last

One of the first things you’ll notice while attending a local government meeting is that political posturing is considered paramount above all else.  Stated differently, “getting along” with other politicians is more important than hammering out policy solutions that...
Statement on TEC Ruling

Statement on TEC Ruling

Empower Texans’ counsel Joe Nixon issued the following statement in response to a ruling by the Texas Ethics Commission: “The Ethics Commission has finally issued a ruling after forcing us to wait almost 30 months.  We will appeal the ruling to the...