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Conservatives alert

The Texas crony GOP is performing for conservative Texans right now in more ways than one. They are trying very hard this session to erase the line between conservatives and establishment moderates. The reason is simple. They need to lower grassroots defenses against liberal Republicans in preparation for running a Bush for President and a…

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Dan Patrick leading conservatives

Long-standing supporters of raising taxes and increasing spending, and violent opponents of cuts to either, are supporting the House proposal to cut the sales tax. The House sales tax proposal is the ruling class’s easy-to-manipulate political tool designed to mitigate the damage Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will do to Speaker Joe Straus and his allies…

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Taxpayer subsidized tuition for illegals

Last week the Texas Senate heard a measure to repeal subsidized tuition for illegal immigrants. Consistently, the number one issue for Texans is illegal immigration, and taxpayer-subsidized tuition for illegal immigrants is a magnet for illegal immigration. Speaker Straus has vowed to defend the assignment of our money to subsidize college tuition for illegal aliens.…

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TEC wants to take its ball and go home

In a poorly calculated publicity stunt, Commissioner Jim Clancy wrote an open letter to his fellow TEC commissioners, asking them to fold their hands and quit working until someone gives them more money and power. The reason? Michael Quinn Sullivan is beating them up with what they have now, therefore it isn’t enough. In the…

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Netanyahu and the desperate TX ruling class

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress last week, reminding the American political class what leadership and honesty look like from an executive.   His speech was a teachable moment for the Texas political scene. Specifically, Netanyahu’s speech helps bring…

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Rep. Aycock and his daughter

At the start of the 2015 legislative session there was controversy over the lobbying activities of Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock’s (R-Kileen) daughter, Michelle Smith. Aycock has tried to put it to rest, but the fig leaf is poorly fixed.   Aycock is Chairman of the House Education…

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America’s will

Special interests in Texas are losing the battle to keep control of the legislature. To compensate, they are testing Texans to see how much illegal law-making we will tolerate.   One illegal strategy is for agencies to pass law-changing rules. Government rules are only legal when…

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Busted blitz stammers on

Joe Straus went on record this week with a cluster of liberal positions rejected by the state party he represents, giving an early Christmas gift to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Patrick has been advancing conservative measures at a quickening pace, including open carry, campus carry, ending in-state…

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Ruling class journos being asked for miracles

The establishment is working overtime to get the session back on track after the speaker vote weakened leadership.   During the 2014 primary election Texas Republicans continued to vote out moderate incumbents in favor of principled conservatives. More liberal Republicans are set…