Michael Quinn Sullivan

Give Thanks

Give Thanks

We think we know the story of Thanksgiving: the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, faced a harsh winter, famine and disease, and then only with the help of friendly natives learned how to survive. It’s nice for bedtime stories, and feel-good paintings, but it ignores...
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%...