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Commentary: Lone Star Exception

Commentary: Lone Star Exception

An abridged version of this essay appeared in City Journal on May 15, 2019. Big cities across the U.S. increasingly sacrifice public safety for political correctness, catering to left-leaning critics by hamstringing law enforcement. In Los Angeles, San Francisco, and...
Lessons in the Failed Minimum Wage

Lessons in the Failed Minimum Wage

In June, voters in Washington, D.C. approved a measure to increase the minimum wage to $15 for servers and other employees relying largely on tips to make a living. Known as Initiative 77, and approved by a margin of 55 to 44 percent, the increase is part of a broader...

City of Austin Weighs “Democracy Dollars”

Austin’s Charter Review Commission has been tasked with weighing what the city of Austin should do to change its governing structure. One of the most controversial proposals among the eight recommended changes is the “Democracy Dollars” idea. With the “Democracy...