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Ending Our Screwball Election Calendar

Do you know when your local city council elections are? How about your local school board elections? What about elections for MUD districts? Water districts? Hospital districts? Your community college board? The fact is that most Texans don’t know when these important...

Y’All Answered: Honoring LGBTQ Groups At The Capitol?

Last week, the Texas House unanimously adopted a package of resolutions – including one retroactively designating Feb. 14, 2023, as 'LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce Day' at the Texas Capitol. Yesterday, we asked if readers think it is appropriate for the Texas Legislature...

A Physical Barrier is Necessary: Finish Trump’s Border Wall

The testimony of border experts attest to the fact that sections of the border with a substantial physical barrier, specifically the border wall system constructed during the Trump administration, is an effective tool in aiding law enforcement's response to attempted...

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Stop Making Excuses

When starstruck teenagers pine over the latest Hollywood manufactured heartthrob, excusing their bad behaviors and looking for the barest of redemptive qualities, we laugh in the knowledge that such behavior will pass. Yet when it is an adult whose infatuation isn’t...

Transparency at the Texas Capitol

To witness bipartisanship at the Texas Capitol, look to the lawmakers who are working to improve open government laws. Legislators from both political parties are igniting interest in transparency and creating the opportunity for all lawmakers to protect the people’s...

TX-23: Rep. Gonzales’ New Challenges

For the second time this week, a Republican has come forward to announce a GOP primary challenge to two-term Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-San Antonio). Last week, the incumbent was censured by the Texas Republican Party for taking certain issue positions relating to gun...

Y’All Answered: Keep Daylight Saving Time?

This coming Sunday, daylight saving time will begin – which means "springing forward" clocks. The practice has come under criticism from a variety of perspectives. Yesterday, we asked readers if Texas should end the "spring forward / fall back" practice. Do you want...

Texas A&M Administration Blows Smoke

“How Texas A&M Went Woke,” my report from the Claremont Institute, has prompted the Texas A&M administration to respond. First, A&M has reportedly hired someone to continue the process of scrubbing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies from its...