RedState Gathering ends with ‘Fire From the Heartland’
The RedState Gathering in Austin ended with a special screening of the movie “Fire From the Heartland.” The film was produced by the conservative filmmakers at Citizens United. It is a powerful documentary about America at a crossroads and the women who are leading the Conservative movement. The women in the movie include Clare Boothe Luce, Margaret Thatcher, Phyllis Schlafly, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Michele Bachmann, | Read More »
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D, TX-30) diverted scholarship money to family members.
So. We have a legislator named Eddie Bernice Johnson (D, TX-30), member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and thus one of the people whose responsibility it is to hand out partial college scholarships to worthy recipients. A worthy project, to be sure: good policy, good politics, good publicity. There is – sensibly – a non-nepotism rule; and there is – also sensibly – a rule | Read More »
“No Distribution Shall Be Made to the State of Texas”
If I hadn’t already mentioned this before, this may come as a shock to some of you – but yesterday, the United States Senate actually voted to single out Texas to send a message that it better get in line. You see, the Governor of Texas had the audacity to tell Washington, “no.” No to education funding that came with Washington strings and that would | Read More »
Perry to Feds: Don’t Mess With Texas
Texas is clearly not happy with the CLEAR Act’s intention to usurp control of state water bottoms. In a letter from Governor Rick Perry, plus the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, the oil and gas regulating Railroad Commission, the Land Commissioner, the Speaker of the House and the Chairmen of both the House and Senate Natural Resources Committees let the state’s Washington delegation know how they | Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC, Google, Texas
Tonight I will be brief. My wrist is begging I not type another word tonight, but I have a queue of things I don’t want to leave until Monday. So I will share them, but with less commentary than usual. Apologies from my wrist.
Tags: deem and pass
, Net Neutrality
, Richard Cordray
, Third Way
, Title II
, Title II Reclassification
Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D, TX-23) gets cranky.
Ah, to be an Entitlement Democrat these days. Apparently, Rep. Rodriguez is not particularly happy with the idea that his constituents are checked out on the CBO’s revised scoring of Obamacare. Or that they feel entitled themselves to talk back to the man. Shouting, smacking a newspaper against the table, a general ‘Do you know who I AM?’ – is this what Nancy Pelosi meant | Read More »
Meet Bill Flores (R CAND, TX-17).
Bill won his primary, and he’s up against Chet Edwards, who is having a dickens of a time trying to figure out the safest position on energy policy these days. Bill was happy to be forthright about his own positions: Bill’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Checking in on Texas
I know many of my readers are interested in the race for Governor in Texas, so let’s check in on Rasmussen’s latest on that race.
At RedState we’ve hammered for a long time the idea that your local politics matter. We also give plenty of attention to federal elections for the House, the Senate, and of course the President. But governors matter, too. The next governor of South Carolina will affect us all. As will Georgia’s, Ohio’s, and Oregon’s. It doesn’t matter where you live. These Governors, as well as | Read More »
, new hampshire
, New Mexico
, New York
, Rhode Island
, South Carolina
Previously, the story of the race for Governor in Texas that was that Rick Perry was stagnant in the polls and Democrat Bill White was rising. But now, Rasmussen has shown a change. Perry has gone over 50 for the first time, and White has gone back under 40.
Michael Williams on the Gulf Oil Spill.
I had the opportunity to talk with Texas Railroad Commissioner* Michael Williams (R) today on the spill in the Gulf: It’s a shame that he’s not a Senator right now, but it’s always a pleasure to talk with Mike. Moe Lane *For those unaware: the RRC doesn’t involve itself with railroads; it oversees Texan energy development. Hence the interview subject. Crossposted to Moe Lane.