Michael Quinn Sullivan

No Time For Victory Laps

No Time For Victory Laps

Senate Republicans are taking too many victory laps for the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch and more than twenty Circuit Court of Appeals judges during President Trump’s term in office. Now, all the news is focused on the selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be...
Now What?

Now What?

Each Independence Day I think of my ancestor Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Two centuries and numerous generations later, I take great inspiration from what he and his colleagues did in the summer of 1776. Just imagine how different the...
Texas’ Next House Speaker

Texas’ Next House Speaker

With disgraced House Speaker Joe Straus not returning to the dais or the legislature, among the first votes cast by the Texas House in January 2019 will be for a new leader of the state’s lower chamber. Three Republicans and one Democrat have declared their...
Homesteading Far From Home

Homesteading Far From Home

Houston-area US Reps. Kevin Brady and John Culberson are hosting a getaway fundraiser for themselves at the posh Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia this weekend. A four-hour drive from Washington (18 hours from Houston), the Homestead resort includes two...
John Cornyn’s Texas Two-Step

John Cornyn’s Texas Two-Step

Democrats have the upper hand in the US Senate because the Republicans charged with leading it simply are not doing so. Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper of record, recently wrote: Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn isn’t convinced the Senate will need to change its...