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Congressman Ron Wright Remembered

“Ron remained stoic in the face of his health challenges and incredibly upbeat about the future of the state and the nation he loved so much.”

Garcia & Retta: The Latino Vote in Texas

Latino voters went to the polls and finally voted for something different. If heavily Latino, deep blue South Texas can see such a shift, perhaps the urban centers are next.

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Congress Sues Over FOIA

Congress is a small independent school district in Arizona tired of receiving and complying with open record requests. So, the district with a lousy track record of timely releasing information, is suing concerned taxpayer Jean Warren.

Sick Congress

Not a week goes by in the British national press in which there are not stories about the abysmal filth, wait times and problems in their socialized health care system, while Canadian leaders regularly travel to the United States for care. Now, 11 Texas congressmen are poised to impose the deplorable conditions on us. 

Summing Up Health Care ‘Reform’

My friend Chuck Ellis well summarizes where we are in the health care ‘reform’ debacle: "Lemme get this straight….we’re about to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who also is exempt from it and hasn’t read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke. What could possibly go wrong?"

Growing Federal Debt Hurts Small Businesses

In late January, the U.S. Senate voted to raise the United States’ debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, or $45,000 for every man, woman, and child living in America. Our massive federal deficit levels should send up warning flares to all who are interested in the short- and long-term health of our nation’s economy.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Obama

In the third major political contest since Barak Obama took the oath of office, the people of Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts have rebuked the President. Two of the three states — MA & NJ — are blue, if not deep blue. Virginia, while electing a Democrat as US Senator (Webb) and Governor (Kaine) in recent elections, remains a culturally and politically conservative state.

A Year of Obama

Elected on the vacuous slogans of “hope” and “change,” the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency has proven to be one of broken promises, failed leadership and blame shifting. While he works to satisfy the most strident elements of his political base, the rest of America is reminded that it takes more than tele-prompted rhetoric to serve in the highest office of the land.

Congress, Administration Should Stay Out Of Texas Classrooms

Earlier today Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his decision to refuse to apply for the federal “Race to the Top” grant program. The president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Michael Quinn Sullivan, praised the course of action, saying it protects Texas’ children and taxpayers.

Americans Don’t Want More Gas Taxes

So the tax-hike proponents at the Dallas Morning News are once again pushing the false choice between higher taxes or no new roads, after word hit their newsroom that only 15 percent of American voters support higher gasoline taxes.