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Grand Old Selection

Grand Old Selection

With Texas GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri’s resignation, the 62 members of the State Republican Executive Committee will this weekend pick his successor. While we don’t endorse in party matters, Texas Republicans interested in the GOP leadership have just a...
Sins of Omission and Commission

Sins of Omission and Commission

Thanks to their legislative leadership, conservative House members are preparing to go home with no wins, no fights and not much of a record. It’s quite a campaign slogan the House leadership is asking them to adopt: “I did nothing I promised, and we attempted even...
It’s All About More Money

It’s All About More Money

Expect to hear lots of happy-talk about free money to fund bloated bureaucracies when the legislature meets. A big push for expanded gambling is coming, but it has nothing to do with free markets or keeping taxes low. It just means more money flowing from your wallet...

Would Today’s GOP Back Sam Houston?

  Most Americans know about the brave group of Texans who met 176 years ago at Washington-on-the-Brazos to demand their God-given freedoms from a despot named Santa Anna, who was almost as unpopular in Mexico as in Texas. But on college campuses nationwide,...

Straus Pits GOP Against Taxpayers

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is doubling down on his resolve to oppose further right-sizing of government, instead seeking new revenues (read: taxes) to fill government coffers in 2013. His policy pronouncements in El Paso, and reiterated in Fort Worth, dangerously...