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Op-Ed: Rick Perry's Illegal Immigration Magnets Cost Texas Big

Op-Ed: Rick Perry's Illegal Immigration Magnets Cost Texas Big

Politicians who are given to shallow, yet colorful rhetorical flourishes and “a do as I say-not as I do” approach to political adversaries hope “We the People” are too stupid, too distracted, and/or too eager for a savior to notice

Op-Ed: Rules for Successful Conservative Activists

Op-Ed: Rules for Successful Conservative Activists

Coming off TEA party wins in the 2012 and 2014 Texas primary elections and last week’s conservative grassroots success in killing “The Texas Amnesty Solution” at the state GOP convention, a moment of reflection is in order. We spend quite

JoAnn Fleming: Why We Fought to Kill the Texas Solution

JoAnn Fleming: Why We Fought to Kill the Texas Solution

On Saturday, a coalition of grassroots conservatives led by TEA party coordinators beat back the so-called “Texas Solution” at the Texas GOP convention held in Fort Worth. The margin of victory was a spread of slightly more than 1,000 votes

Op-Ed: Woodshed Moments for the Texas GOP Establishment

Op-Ed: Woodshed Moments for the Texas GOP Establishment

The Texas Liberty Movement’s corrective “woodshed moments” for the Austin political class began with the May 2012 GOP Primary Election when a dozen new constitutional conservative Texas House candidates and five Texas Senate candidates defeated moneyed special interests–and moved the

3 Things Austin Political Elites Don't Want You to Know

3 Things Austin Political Elites Don't Want You to Know

We love Texas-her independence, her strength, and the way of life possible in the Lone Star State, but the political ruling class that US Senator Ted Cruz fights in Washington, D.C. is alive and well in Austin. Political establishment elites