July 2015

Parker Plays Politics with Petitions

Parker Plays Politics with Petitions

After the ongoing and predictably divisive battle surrounding Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (ERO), one would expect a just and representative government to identify the very flaws that originally caused the contention. One would also expect an effort from officials...
The Criminalization of Politics

The Criminalization of Politics

There is a dangerous trend in the United States toward the criminalization of politics, and it is infecting Texas as well. It may have hit its nadir in Wisconsin, where police dispatched by a pro-union Democrat special prosecutor subjected conservative activists...
A Modest Proposal for Bill Powers’ Salary

A Modest Proposal for Bill Powers’ Salary

The Texas Bureau of Watchdog.org is at it again, this time breaking the news that former University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will be entitled to return to UT Law school at a hefty salary. Due to his contract with the University, Powers will return to...
They Tried to Do it Here

They Tried to Do it Here

While the speech regulators in Wisconsin resorted to SWAT teams and pre-dawn paramilitary-style raids, bureaucrats in Texas have so far limited their abuses to the administrative and civil courts system. However, their intentions are exactly the same. The Government...
Houston’s Funny Numbers

Houston’s Funny Numbers

At this point many people in and around the Bayou City have come to the same conclusion—Houston’s broke. It’s taken some time to accept given that the city has been the fastest growing of the ten largest metro areas. But the years of overspending and deferring...
JPS Bond Backed by Empty Promises

JPS Bond Backed by Empty Promises

Tarrant County officials led by County Judge Glen Whitley are colluding with JPS insiders to ram through a problematic billion-dollar debt deal. The two most recent revelations are the County Court waited to seek constituent input until all the details of the bond...