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Commentary Archive

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Analysis: Strategic Fight Sets up America for a Big Win

A historic vote late Friday finally secured the speakership of the U.S. House for a California Republican, but the path getting there could reshape congressional action for years to come. Two dozen reform-minded conservatives forced major concessions that will shift...

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Well, They Don’t Understand…

Politicians are at their most condescending when informing constituents that they “just don’t understand.” The comment inevitably comes when the constituent has expressed frustration that long-promised action on publicly popular legislation has yet to materialize....

Capitalism, Education, and Texas

America loves capitalism! Why wouldn’t we? Thanks to the free flow of capital, along with a rules-based marketplace and credible courts to call balls and strikes, America has developed the largest, wealthiest middle class in history. One of the best aspects of...

Y’All Answered: Protecting Texas Land From Enemies?

State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) wants to ban the governments and citizens of several enemy nations – including Iran, Russia, North Korea, and China – from owning land in Texas. In yesterday’s Texas Minute, we asked readers if they thought her proposal should...

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Be Strong; Fear Not

It seems everyone wants to be a victim. Everyone wears weakness as a badge of secular honor, and demand others validate their fears. As the new year bears down on us, may I suggest a different way? Scattered throughout the Old and New testaments of the Bible are...

Y’All Answered: Restrict Drag Shows?

Minors are prohibited by law from entering strip clubs and X-rated movie theaters, whether their parents approve or not. In yesterday’s Texas Minute, we asked if venues that host drag shows be held to the same standard (taxes, safety, age-restrictions, etc.) as other...

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The Carol of the Drum

Those who follow me on social media know I prefer the old church hymns to modern “praise” music. You know the kind of hymns: those you’d find in the dusty hymnals in your grandmother’s church as a kid. And that holds especially true for the advent and Christmas...

Y’All Answered: Re-elect Cornyn?

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will not be up for re-election until 2026. We asked if that GOP primary were to be held today, though, where would readers stand on his re-election. Do you want to participate in our weekly surveys? Subscribe to the Texas Minute! Here is a sample...