“As our respective States’ chief legal officers, we are tasked with protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens.”
Trump Appointee Highlights Unfairness of Speech Regulations in First Act on FEC
Recently elected as chairman of the Federal Election Commission, Trey Trainor led the commission in dismissing an unfair complaint.
Cruz to Hold Hearing on Riots
Texas’ junior senator will explore how “anti-American anarchists” engage in riots and violence.
He’s Back: Obama Endorses Liberal Candidates in Texas
Conspicuously missing from the list? MJ Hegar, who recently won the Democrat nomination to face U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.
Doctors With Coronavirus Treatment Face Orwellian Suppression
Several doctors across the country—who are apparently successfully treating the Chinese coronavirus—are experiencing an Orwellian-like oppression by the media and government regulators.
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Congressional Candidate Chris Putnam On Mission to “Fundamentally Change” Washington
Drawing a clear contrast between himself and incumbent U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, Chris Putnam is out not just to win but to make waves.
Bloomberg Targets Texas
Will reportedly spend up to $20 million on voter registration effort in battleground states.
Announcing the First Round of Congressional Endorsements
There are a few congressmen who are seeking to drain the Swamp and root out the corruption, self-dealing, and squalor that D.C. is known for—and several of them are from Texas.
Commentary: A DACA Ruling Won’t Solve the DACA Dilemma
Regardless of how the high court rules, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program remains an insufficient solution to a deep and fundamental problem that cannot be solved with stop-gap solutions.
Commentary: The Mean Girl Senate and the Cuccinelli Nomination
On immigration, Ken Cuccinelli is fiercely intelligent, committed to the president’s agenda, and courageous in the pursuit of it. This is why certain Senate Republicans hate him.
Commentary: O’Rourke Out
For the same financial reasons that O’Rourke left, it will be difficult for many of the lower-tier Democratic candidates to continue.
Beto Finally Gives Up
With his poll numbers and campaign cash both dwindling, Beto O’Rourke has shut down his presidential campaign.
Texas Joins Coalition of States Aiming to Curtail California Power Grab
“California and liberal elites shouldn’t get to make decisions for the rest of the country. We need to make sure they don’t.”
Austin-Area Rocket Scientist Hindman Enters Congressional Race
George Hindman is the latest entrant into the race to replace Rep. Bill Flores (R–Bryan).
Van Duyne Raises $350K for Congressional Campaign
Former Irving Mayor and Trump administration official Beth Van Duyne scores strong fundraising start in her bid to represent Texas’ 24th District.
New Pig Book Shows Congress is High on the Hog
Citizens Against Government Waste has just released their annual PIG Book cataloging Congress’ waste of tax dollars. It shows there were 11,610 pork projects approved this past year at a cost of $17.2 billion. Among them: $3 million for First Tee, a character-building golfing program, $1.9 million for the Charles Rangel Center for Public Service and $742,764 to fund olive fruit fly research.
March Lobbying Madness with Public Funds
The Center for Responsive Politics has a new bracket comparing the Sweet 16 universities by their federal lobbying expenditures. By this measure, UCLA ($560k) will play UNC ($31Ok) in the Finals – UT-Austin at $200k would be on the sidelines. The bracket is at: https://www.capitaleye.org/img/lobbying_16.gif.
One of the strongest voices for fiscal conservativism, and commonsense governance, is Steve Moore. He founded the Club for Growth, and now serves as senior economics writer at the Wall Street Journal, and a writer on the vaunted editorial page.
Giving Us More Gas (Taxes)
Ever heard of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Commission? Well, they want your money. This quasi-governmental body is suggesting that gasoline taxes be TRIPLED over the next five years. Big Government, not Big Oil,Â is already the biggest profit-taker on each gallon of gas we buy, but they have so far only managed to waste our money. So, of course, they want even more.
You Say You Want A Revolution
On the night of December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty boarded a ship in Boston Harbor and destroyed the tea â€“ dumping it in the water â€“ as a way to protest the British governmentâ€™s tax policies.
More than two dozen members of the Texas Legislature are calling on Congress to maintainÂ the sales tax deduction for Texans on our federal income taxes. Unless Congress acts, we’ll again lose this important protection.
No Headline: Conservatives Press For Sanity
Seventeen members of the Texas House have sent a letter to Texas’ delegation to the U.S. Congress, urging them to sustain the President’s veto of the massive expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Don’t expect the letter to make the newspapers — they only write about socialists endorsing big government.
Cornyn Among Few Senators to Vote Against Pork for Bike Paths, Montana Ballpark, and “Peace Garden”
Texas Senator John Cornyn was one of a handful of U.S. Senators to vote against three separate servings of pork.
Grow Government Today, Pay For It Later
Bad 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 thoseÂ 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.