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Beware of platform shrinkers

Platform shrinkers are the mortal enemies of responsible conservative outcomes. Moderates love to push for platform shrinking – whether issues are literally taken out of the platform or we all agree to ignore them in practice – because platform shrinking = accountability shrinking. Platform shrinking is a way for closet moderates to push a moderate…

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Protect your voice

Last week, a subsidy-darling company named Tesla, owned by a major Obama donor and beneficiary, was given friendly treatment in some conservative quarters under cover of the buzz phrase “free market”. . “Local control” and “free market” are probably the two most popular. Both represent good principles, but as slogans are quite easy to take…

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Governor Abbott and the GOP Platform

Governor Greg Abbott maintained a low public profile to start the legislative session but has recently become more visibly active. How do his recent interactions in the legislative process mesh with the Texas GOP Platform? Property Taxes The GOP platform calls for the “abolishment of property taxes.” There is no mention of modifying sales taxes…