There are many plausible explanations for the so-called Texas Miracle, the state's decade-plus surge in economic and population growth. Job creators appreciate the low tax burden and light regulation. Workers like the low cost of living and lack of a state income tax. Heretofore unimagined quantitie ... More >>
Senator Ted Cruz, the uncompromising Tea Party standard bearer, the bane of the establishment GOP, is the most influential man in the world (according to 11 percent of Americans anyway). He almost single-handedly led his entire party over the cliff during the government shutdown to defund Obamacare ... More >>
Will anti-evolutionists be able to adapt and survive in a new textbook market?
Cathie Adams, the president of the Texas Eagle Forum who briefly chaired the state's Republican Party, made her thesis clear early in a recent presentation to the Far North Dallas Tea Party with a quote from author Paul Sperry. America is fighting a perfect enemy, one protected by religious freedom ... More >>
Yesterday when my wife, son and I were driving back from Lubbock, the news on my tablet told me that Phyllis Schlafly, president of the Eagle Forum, Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, and Tea Party leaders in 25 states had released an open letter urging congress to dump its immigration re ... More >>
Digital rights advocates cheered yesterday after the state House passed a measure requiring police to obtain a search warrant before collecting personal cell phone data. Groups as diverse as the ACLU of Texas and the arch-conservative Texas Eagle Forum have expressed concern that current law, which ... More >>
A bill aimed to reform end-of-life care in Texas is likely to die in the state House. Although the bill made it through the Texas Senate, Representative Lois Kolkhorst, a Brenham Republican, told the Austin American-Statesman that it won't get a vote due to splits among House Republicans. Currently ... More >>
Cathie Adams served for less than a year as chair of the Texas Republican Party before being unseated in 2010, but she's long been a fixture on Texas' right wing, particularly as a leader of the virulently anti-abortion Texas Eagle Forum. It was in that role that Adams spoke alongside now-Senator T ... More >>
Rob Schlein, president of the Dallas chapter of the Log Cabin RepublicansWe admit that of the 14 contested primary races for Republican precinct chairs in Dallas County, the odds are that you aren't paying attention to any of them, even if you live in those precincts. Heck, we hadn't planned ... More >>
One month into her tenure as state Republican Party chair, Cathie Adams has caused the party's executive director to resign and took sides in yet another GOP primary race.Despite the length of our cover story on the GOP gubernatorial primary, my discussion with former city council member Donn ... More >>
Searching for a link between President Obama and Hitler? No worries. New state GOP chair Cathie Adams has you covered.If you didn't notice when Texas Republican Party chair Tina Benkiser stepped down last month to join Governor Rick Perry's re-election campaign as a senior adviser, you're forgiven. ... More >>
How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes
Um, is the answer "no," or is this a trick question? Some random mayoral musings this a.m... In the Houston Chronicle this morning, our old pal and colleague Tom Korosec blames all those "Ed Oakley is gay" articles on TIme magazine. He also discovers that Texas Eagle Forum's Cathie Adams and Interd ... More >>
Of all the campaign literature piling up on our mail table at home, the most surprising piece came in a couple days ago from TrinityVote, the folks who want a referendum next fall to take the proposed toll road out of the river park downtown. It wasn’t the top but the bottom that got me. By now, ... More >>
About a month ago we mentioned how suddenly there had been a rash of stories showing up about how the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau was out working hard to woo gay tourists. Well, you know who doesn't like that? (And, no, Bible Girl does not count as an answer.) The National Catholic Register, ... More >>
You know who's not trying to pray the gay away? The city of Dallas. For weeks there have been little pieces popping up about how "Dallas tourism officials [are] attempting to lure gay and lesbian visitors" (so said The Advocate on November 4) and "dozens of cities that didn't cater to gay travelers ... More >>
Is George W. Bush a conservative? Author Bruce Bartlett doesn't think so,
and saying that cost him his job.
"Aging hippies" team with the desperately ill and one lawmaker to fight for medical marijuana in Texas. Is that just a smoke screen?
Until his overthrow, Bill Price led the Texas anti-abortion movement for 17 years. Was it politics, ego, or something worse that did him in?
Cold embrace; No free ride; Love fest
How taxpayers -- including you, if you hit the flea market in Canton -- are subsidizing the Christian right
Take your stand--on Donna Blumer's neck if necessary
How strip bars have their way with the Dallas city council