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Tea Party ‘Idiots’

Tea Party ‘Idiots’

It’s no surprise House Speaker Joe Straus isn’t a conservative; that’s not news. But the contempt for which he and his closest advisers hold conservatives was only fully revealed this weekend. Support for Mr. Straus is, paraphrasing an Austin news blogger,...
2007’s Worst Mostly Gone

2007’s Worst Mostly Gone

Voters have been quietly busy separating the wheat from the chaff. Of the 31 Texas House Republicans making worse than a “C” on our 2007 Fiscal Responsibility Index, five years later nearly three-fourths have retired or been defeated—and nearly all have...
Open Seat Draws Out Distinctions

Open Seat Draws Out Distinctions

Another open Metroplex house district, and another race pitting a candidate boasting support from the House Speaker’ cheering squad against a candidate with conservative credentials. Newly redrawn House District 115 in Dallas County includes part of Coppell,...

Fixing the ObamaCare Mess

From the unsustainable expansion of entitlements and spending to the colossal national debt and a nearly indiscernible tax code, Washington has a habit of taking control of things and promptly making a mess of them. Calls needed today for House Bill 5! NEW FEATURE:...

Re-Setting Committee Chairs

At first blush, House Speaker Joe Straus’ new committee chairs indicate he heard the message voters sent in November — welcome news for taxpayers. Perhaps the biggest win is seeing liberal Rene Oliveira removed from the Ways & Means chairmanship, replaced by...