Chuck DeVore

The Hon. Chuck DeVore is the Vice President of Policy at Texas Public Policy Foundation. Follow him on Twitter @chuckdevore.

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Texas Sees Greater Declines in Welfare than Nation, California Numbers Rise

The number of food stamp recipients (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) fell in Texas in 2013, dropping 4.6 percent from a year earlier to 3.9 million recipients in December 2013. Nationally, SNAP caseload declined by 2.1 percent from December 2012 to December 2013 as the job market gradually warmed up. Mar 25, 2014 5:23 AM PT

Texas Tax Burden Fell in 2011 as Economy Improved

Overall taxes as a share of Texas’ residents’ income fell from 2010 to 2011, from 7.9 percent to 7.5 percent, mainly due to the strength of the Texas economy and the fact that the Texas state legislature resisted calls from big government advocates to increase taxes during the 2011 legislative session—a session that was confronted with a challenging deficit. Mar 22, 2014 6:15 AM PT

Texas: The Antidote to the Soft Tyranny Gripping America

Today, the federal government has more than 180,000 complicated rules, not all of them small. In 1979, we had “only” 30,000. That was the year the late U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-MN) said, “The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.” Feb 27, 2014 6:54 AM PT

Breitbart Texas' Mission: Saving Liberty At The Center Of Universe

Andrew understood the other side, their world view and he acted to create the most cognitive dissonance possible within the Left’s collective. Andrew made the right people very uncomfortable. Brash. Direct. Devastating. He reveled in it. Andrew was hated by the Left because he was once one of them, steeped in moral relativism’s petulant vibes and cultural Marxism’s haughty certainty from a first rate, if banal, college education. Feb 17, 2014 11:59 AM PT

Billy Tucci's Spiritual 'Child' Comic Making Leap to Hardcover

A year ago graphic novel artist Billy Tucci unveiled “Billy Tucci’s ‘A Child is Born,’” to critical acclaim. Tucci, a U.S. Army veteran, is an award-winning illustrator known more for Sgt. Rock, capes and cowls than inspirational Christian art. Now Tucci is seeking to ramp up printing to a hardcover version, trying to make that leap from comic book to bookshelf in a manner that will appeal to parents and grandparents who would enjoying sharing the story of Jesus’ birth with children in a format that with which children can immediately identify. Jan 4, 2013 5:36 PM PT


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