Michael Quinn Sullivan

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...
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...