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Michael Quinn Sullivan

We Are Now At Texas Scorecard!

We Are Now At Texas Scorecard!

Friends have told me the predominate rumor around the Capitol this summer has been that Empower Texans is going away. Of course, that rumor – often spoken as a hopeful prayer by establishment politicians – has existed almost since we began! Let me first thank you for...
The Lone Star States

The Lone Star States

Sitting at this coffee shop in Jerusalem’s Old City, I am struck more by the similarities of the people passing by than the differences. I watched as an old man—probably Muslim, given the quarter of the Old City I am in—tended the racks of knickknacks outside his...
Just An Errand Girl?

Just An Errand Girl?

Many people watching last week’s hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary were surprised to glimpse U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston) caught slyly passing an envelope to one of the attorneys representing Christine Blasey Ford. Her office has now...
Clipping The Puppet Master’s Strings

Clipping The Puppet Master’s Strings

To the chagrin of the Austin establishment, Texans know who Joe Straus is, the disgraced outgoing speaker of the Texas House. Straus has been the face of a coalition of Democrats, crony Republicans and lobbyists working to thwart the reform agendas of conservatives....
Cruz’s Lead

Cruz’s Lead

National campaign commentator Jim Ellis on Monday pointed to recent polls showing U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with a lead over Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke. Public Policy Polling for End Citizens United (8/1-2; 797 TX likely voters) Sen. Ted Cruz (R) 46%...
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...