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Yes We Can… Indoctrinate Your Kids!

Did you know that Barack Obama thinks outside the box? That his favorite team is the White Sox? That his famous slogan is “Yes We Can?” That he’s “the man?” That’s what kindergarteners at an elementary school in Houston now know after being forced to learn a song...

Cities should take a cue from Congress

Every so often, you hear good things come out of the Washington beltway, the kind of idea you wish would trickle down to the local level.  Such was the case this week when the House Ways and Means Committee in Congress voted 20-17 to end the federal gas tax diversion...

Abbott Keeps Trust With Voters

With representational boundaries and primary election dates still in limbo, Attorney General Greg Abbott today put forward legislative and congressional maps in an attempt to address the issues raised by the courts in the ongoing redistricting lawsuit. The president...

A priority problem in public education from Austin to local boards

We keep hearing how broke school districts are and now, we hear that there isn’t even enough money to implement new testing effectively. I bet many of you don’t remember that STARR tests are the embodiment of the end-of-course exams various members of the school lobby...

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Fiesta Time in Denton?

Bureaucrats at Denton ISD would have you believe that the district never had any budget issues, had superior instructional spending rates, and never even considered joining one of the state finance lawsuits, given the district just approved a new Mariachi program for...

Patrick Fallon Endorsed By TFR

Patrick Fallon was today endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility in his 2012 bid for the newly created Texas House seat in Denton County. “Patrick Fallon has proven himself to be a steadfast conservative leader whose practical experience on the Frisco City...

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Take Action! Stop Austin’s Plastic Bag Ban

Do you live in the City of Austin? Disgusted by the city council’s encroachment of liberty by attempting to ban plastic and paper grocery bags? Then it’s time to take action. Since August, the Austin City Council has attempted to take drastic steps to interfere in the...

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There’s No App For That

Even at a time when a record number of school districts are challenging Texas’ school finance system, school districts are still finding ways to waste taxpayer money. New Braunfels ISD’s push to spend tax dollars on new iPads for students is just the latest example....

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West Coast Waste

It was evident from the mass transit projects and plastic bag ban that the Austin City Council wants to make Austin look (and spend) like a West Coast utopia. Now they want to go one step further, imitating the City of Portland by paying city employees to take...