White’s Toxic Insurance Fix

Insurance is heavily regulated. Bananas aren’t regulated at all. Which industry’s prices do you prefer? The Dallas Morning News trumpeted a Bill White proposal for more government regulation of the homeowner’s insurance industry, claiming insurance companies should...

Senate forgets to name bill, Statesman runs cover

We already know the U.S. Senate doesn’t bother to read legislation it passes. That would be, like, hard. It now looks like naming legislation is a bit too much to expect from our fat and happy would-be rulers. H.R. 1586 is the latest bailout, aimed at states, filled...

Low Tax Burdens Attract Talent

Low Florida taxes won the Miami Heat LeBron James, it seems. One AOL blogger estimated the total 5-year cost for James to have chosen New York over Miami, considering endorsements, would have exceeded $25 million. Florida has the fourth lowest tax burden on citizens...

Thinking Like Adults

A side-by-side comparison of Texas Republican Party and Texas Democratic Party 2010 platforms has been completed by a conservative group, Texas Conservative Coalition. The results say a lot about what the parties believe.  Notice, everything the...

Liberals Don’t Get It

Sometimes you just have to laugh at liberals. State Rep. Garnet Coleman has offered a side-by-side comparison of Texas Democratic Party and Texas Republican Party platforms on issues of his choosing. One side of his chart shows Democratic Party proposed government...

Filming Favors

Political fool’s gold is the result of good intentions mixed with unwise policy. Texas has political fool’s gold in the form of tax incentives designed to attract the film industry. Texas lawmakers need to take a machete to these film industry favors. The Texas tax...

Billl White Provides a Teachable Moment

Bill White and the Sweetheart Hurricane, Michael Quinn Sullivan’s post about how White engaged in crony capitalism to profit from a natural disaster, reminds us of the interplay in American politics between free market capitalism, crony capitalism, and socialism....

No-Bid Contract Discussions at Dallas City Hall

If you’re sick of competing in business, become a State Representative so you can award yourself no-bid contracts. The practice of awarding no-bid contracts, shameful as it is, has become less and less commonplace as citizens have increasingly discovered the scheme...

Don’t Take the ObamaCare Bait

Texans are the most fiercely independent people in the country and if they can bribe and fool us they can bribe and fool anyone. Enter the Kaiser Foundation, founded by George Kaiser, a campaign contribution bundler for Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. They’re...