Nathan Ofe

Blurred Understanding

Blurred Understanding

Turn on the TV, listen to the radio, or read a news article online, and odds are you’ll encounter something about healthcare in America. The Affordable Care Act. Obamacare. Medicaid expansion… they’re all terms at the forefront of people’s minds, and rightfully so....
Which Side Are You On?

Which Side Are You On?

There’s a battle going on for the soul of the conservative movement across our nation, and despite its reputation as a deeply red state, Texas is ground zero. “If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.” – Theodore Roosevelt Many critics...
A Plan We Can’t Keep

A Plan We Can’t Keep

“Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or doctor you have. “ – President Barack Obama, September 9, 2009 In theory, government-run healthcare might not be a bad idea. But then again, that’s theory, and most of us have to live in...
The American Spirit

The American Spirit

As is the case each year on this day, this anniversary, there’s much on my mind. The events of this day, which have defined the very nature of the world for much of my life, still play over and over again in my mind. Not because of a lost friend or family member, but...
Mob Rule

Mob Rule

If you’ve never seen mob rule in action, last night the Texas Senate was your chance. Republicans and Democrats alike used tactics that exemplify why so many are inclined to disengage from political participation. Senate Bill 5, an omnibus abortion bill most notably...
Save Texas Students

Save Texas Students

Education in Texas is at a crossroads. Now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to make systemic reforms that will impact students for decades to come. Before joining Empower Texans, I worked for two years as a public school teacher in Houston ISD, where I saw...
Take A Stand For Liberty

Take A Stand For Liberty

Texans have always been willing to not only stand on principle, but fight for it as well. Our past is filled with a myriad of examples where Texans proved that those willing to carry the banner of liberty can persevere against all odds. We’re all familiar with what...
TBC: Preserve the Rainy Day Fund

TBC: Preserve the Rainy Day Fund

Saving for a “rainy day” is something all Texans are familiar with. Well, all of us who don’t have the luxury of spending other peoples’ money like they do in Austin. Effectively preparing for the future is something that takes time and effort. For the sake of Texas’...

TBC: No New Taxes

Opposing new taxes and fees seems logical given the current state of the economy, but expecting legislators to use logic might be a bit too much to ask. However, the Texas Budget Compact – and Texas voters – are asking. Last session, legislators patted themselves on...
Choosing A Grand Experience

Choosing A Grand Experience

One school district in Texas is giving more power to parents and teachers, emphasizing student needs and classroom education at a time when  others are focusing on soccer fields and scoreboards. The Grand Prairie school district is turning itself into a model of...