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Election Fraud: Turtle On a Fence Post

I have worked in elections for over 40 years. Early on, I got involved in “ballot security”—sometimes called “election integrity.” It was then that I was told that election fraud was “like a turtle on a fence post.” You know it didn’t get there by itself, and you...

President Biden: Do Your Job

Everywhere I go in Texas’ twenty-seventh district, border security is the first and last topic that comes up. CBP has reported over 8 million border encounters since 2021. Given this doesn’t include ‘gotaways,’ the real number is likely much higher. The vast majority...

Y’All Answered: Voted Early?

Early in-person voting continues all this week ahead of the March 5 primary. Yesterday, we asked readers if they had already voted or planned to do so. Do you want to participate in our weekly surveys? Subscribe to the Texas Minute! Here is a sampling of the comments...

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Train Up Your Child…

In the 1980s, Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox parroted the long-standing leftist line that parents shouldn’t be trusted to raise their kids, let alone educate them at home. The Texas judiciary eventually laughed those arguments out of court, but that school of...

Y’All Answered: Should Lawmakers Profit Off State Contracts?

An investigation has revealed that House Speaker Dade Phelan and his family have profited off a lucrative contract with a state agency during his tenure in office. Yesterday, we asked readers if Texas officials and their immediate families be prohibited from having...

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Don’t Get Angry, Get Active

Most of what passes for “news” in the 21st Century is little more than context-free filler taking up space between click-bait ads, multi-level marketing schemes, and woke corporate trash. It is designed to make the consumer feel a quick flood of emotions so they stick...

Y’All Answered: Greg Abbott on Dade Phelan

While Gov. Greg Abbott has endorsed challengers to key lieutenants of House Speaker Dade Phelan, he has not endorsed either of the candidates taking on Phelan himself in the Texas GOP primary. Yesterday's One Click Survey asked readers what they thought Gov. Abbott...