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Not Enough Fear
Not Enough Fear

Too many politicians have too little fear of their voters and taxpayers. Instead, they fear the bureaucrats, the lobbyists, and their colleagues. That must change.

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Ellis: The Trafalgar Effect

Routinely, Trafalgar’s data shows President Trump in better position than most pollsters because they attempt to quantify what is termed the “shy Trump voter.”

Outnumbered, Outgunned, Out-trained?

While a strong leader—a ruler, a king, a dictator—might allow his subjects varying degrees of freedom, only a self-governing people can truly have liberty.

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Rube Goldberg Government

Rube Goldberg Government

Rube Goldberg is one of the only people in human history to have the rare distinction of his name being an...

Protecting the ESF as an Endowment

Protecting the ESF as an Endowment

“… we must have a strong ESF. Drawing down billions from the ESF weakens Texas’ financial health, hurts our credit, and drains our flexibility.”

Tweet-less (updated)

Tweet-less (updated)

Without warning or notification, social media mini-blog site Twitter on Monday simultaneously “suspended” the main Empower Texans feed along with the personal accounts of all staff.

Government Debt Bubble Is the Next One to Burst

Greece is bankrupt. European Union nations are leading a bailout of that government in an attempt to prevent other financially troubled EU members such as Spain and Portugal from collapsing as well, which could bring down the entire European Union financial system.

Putting Texas Veterans Back to Work

A new study from the United States Department of Labor reports that the unemployment rate in 2009 for young returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan rose to 21.9%, far higher than the national unemployment rate for non-veterans in the same age group of 18 to 24. Many factors contribute to that higher jobless rate for our veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars.