Reflections From the Harris County 2015 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

Scott Walker-LINCOLN-REAGAN Dinner - Mar. 28th, 2015

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

Fifty years ago being a Republican in Texas was a “hangin’ offense,” or at least it was according to one speaker at the March 28, 2015 Harris County GOP Lincoln – Reagan Dinner. But along came a […]

Ted Cruz Throws His Hat in the Ring

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Monday’s address by Senator Ted Cruz at Liberty University was a breath of fresh air on the political scene. It was something that has been missing for decades. It was, in a word, Reaganesque.

Lets make one thing certain at this […]

The Texas Open Carry Controversy

Texas Map gun Texas is a state with a unique image in many ways. This unique quality can be illustrated by the adventure a former colleague had on a visit to Germany during the 1980’s. A German woman, asked […]

Political Chicanery in the City of Houston

About 10 years ago when yours truly left California for Texas the Golden State was recovering from the administration of Gray Davis, who had been labeled in some media as the state’s first coin operated governor. Texas, at the time, didn’t seem much better. A major issue at the time was property taxes, which many […]

Libertarians Can't Leave Their Love of Toll Roads

toll roadsIt is bewildering that so many on the right, particularly normally fiscally prudent libertarians, continue to advocate for toll roads. In fact, some are even criticizing conservatives who oppose them. Terri Hall, founder of the group TURF (Texans United for Reform and Freedom), found herself under […]

Pre-Election Blues and Reds

Dead DonkeyNot a day goes by when my mailbox isn’t filled with a variety of prognostications regarding the potential outcome of the November 2014 general elections. First the Republicans are going to sweep the Senatorial races. Then they won’t. Rush Limbaugh says that the Republican legislators don’t […]

How to Help the Mexican People: Fight the Mexican Government

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Mexico’s ruling class is deeply complicit in the current border crisis—as is our own. Until we address “friendly fire”, we cannot win on the front line.

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Interview with Border Agent: “They came because they heard the U.S. was issuing ‘permisos’”

shwnmrnA few days ago, the news broke that Texas was being flooded with thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly children, from Central America. The numbers are so overwhelming for the state that they started busing the immigrants to Arizona and California.

Almost […]

It Isn’t Just the Bundy Ranch

In the wake of the recent Bundy Ranch standoff, the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has placed its greedy eyes on a 90,000 acres of land on the Texas / Oklahoma border. The Bundy Ranch incident, which threatened to escalate into a shooting war, collapsed when reports surfaced that the ulterior motive behind the […]

Texas Primaries 2014

 

The 2014 Texas primary election has just been completed with repercussions that are, according to credible reports, resonating as far as Washington DC. While most people were focusing heavily on the US Senate race in which John Cornyn was facing opposition due to his apparent caving on the recent debt ceiling vote, the truly […]

The Strange Case of Texas v. White

In my experience, whenever the subject of the Confederate secession or of a modern attempt at the same thing occurs someone is bound to respond with a reference to the infamous case of Texas v. White. This Reconstruction Era case was written essentially to put a headstone on the Confederacy’s grave and to stifle any […]








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