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National Republicans Look to … Joe Straus?
National Republicans Look to … Joe Straus?

During his tenure, Straus lost 18 seats in the Texas House since the 2010 tea party wave and even managed to lose seats after redistricting, despite holding a Republican majority.

Commentary: COVID & Redistricting
Commentary: COVID & Redistricting

If the March 31 deadline for the release of new census data is postponed to the summer of 2021, we will see a series of redistricting problems ignited in the states.

Grow Government Today, Pay For It Later

NCSLBad ideas are running rampant in Beantown. I've come to Boston for the National Conference of State Legislators. It should be called the National Conference for Growing Government. By and large, NCSL is a cheerleading session for those legislators, bureaucrats, rent-seekers and assorted hangers-on looking to grow the size and scope of government.

The first panel discussion I attended was illustrative: it was called "Financing State Government in a No New Taxes World."

Tearing Down Walls, Advancing Liberty

It was 20 years ago today, on June 12, 1987, that Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate, in West Berlin, and uttered perhaps the most important words of the 20th Century.

He said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! … Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.