Rick Perry Is Not Running for President. Mitch Daniels Is Running for President.
Rick Perry is not running for the Presidency. There is a lot of buzz about what Perry has recently said, but he is not running. His key people are helping Newt. Behind the scenes, many have been pestering him, but he has been swatting them away. Rick Perry is not running for President of the United States. The buzz is related to the continuing disappointment | Read More »
The Rise of Grassroots Conservatism Among Hispanics
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Trevino to discuss Barack Obama’s trip to El Paso, Texas, immigration reform and the rise of conservatism among many of America’s Hispanics. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so | Read More »
What Happens When President Obama Gets A Tough [Texas] Question?
What happens when President Obama gets a tough question? We haven’t known the answer to that question because for the past two years, and for the years he campaigned for president before that, President Obama hasn’t received one. Well, Texas WFAA Channel 8 reporter Brad Watson asked him more than one tough question, corrected the President, and generally did what a reporter should do. President | Read More »
Texas Republicans: Grow A Spine
Texas enjoys a super-majority Republican status. As a friend pointed out to me, if Texas Republicans wanted to wholesale rewrite the Texas constitution with nary a Democrat involved, they could do it. And yet, Texas Republicans facing a budget shortfall are turning into collective addled mush. Tough decisions need to be made to balance the budget. The Republicans don’t want to make them, which leads | Read More »
Eminent domain in Texas: still work to be done.
RedState friends, I’d like to present to you here a guest post from one of the intellectual free-market leaders at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Director of the Center for Economic Freedom Bill Peacock. I’m proud to call Bill a colleague, and he’s been in the trenches fighting for good policy for well over a decade. The topic Bill writes about here, eminent-domain reform, is | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Ted Cruz (R PRIMARY, TX-SEN).
Again, this should have been up last week. Ted’s running for Senator in Texas: he’s the former Solicitor General for Texas and a friend of the site. We caught up with him at CPAC this year: Ted’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
CPAC 2011: Michael Williams (R PRIMARY, TX-SEN)
This should have been up last week, except that I came down with the plague, more or less. Mike Williams is a former Railroad Commissioner for Texas*, an old friend of the site, and running for Senate: we spoke briefly at CPAC about the cycle in general. Mike’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost) *Which has nothing to do with railroads: it’s an elected position | Read More »
The Redistricting Battle
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the redistricting battle, then Pejman Yousefzadeh talks about Israel and the UN. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope | Read More »
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Ted Cruz And Michael Williams Come To Washington
It’s going to be a tough primary season for Texas conservatives. Two great primary candidates are running for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s open Senate seat: former Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams. Both men visited CPAC this year. Both men impressed those who met and interacted with them. They also both came to the Blogger Bash and interacted with bloggers from all | Read More »
Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) at CPAC: Not Happy With The EPA, The Feds, Or The Media
Governor Rick Perry is fed up. He sat with me Friday at CPAC shortly before speaking, where he gave a red-meat speech. The governor’s speaking placement between other presidential contenders raised some question about whether he really is going to run for President. His staff continue to insist he’s content to head the Republican Governors Association and lead Texas. I asked Governor Perry about the | Read More »
Re-Meet Ted Cruz (R-CAND, TX-SEN Primary).
Ted is the former Solicitor General of Texas and should be familiar to long-term readers of RedState: he was one of our featured speakers at the first RedState Gathering in Atlanta. These days he’s one of the candidates running to replace retiring Senator Kay Hutchison. We spoke about the campaign yesterday: Obviously, given Ted’s background the conversation included his reaction to Obamacare’s recent drubbing in | Read More »
Happy Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Day!
On this date in the year 1848, in the conquered and occupied Federal District of Mexico, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed by representatives of US President James Polk and interim Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ending the war between the two countries. By every possible measure, the war ended as a decisive victory for the United States and a humiliating defeat | Read More »
Michael Williams on the Texas Senate Primary
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In Texas, where Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is retiring, we’re likely to see the biggest, most expensive Senate primary of the 2012 season. Today on Coffee and Markets we’re talking with Michael Williams, a candidate for the job, about what his priorities will be for the race, what he would bring to the Senate, and what role he | Read More »
Re-Meet Michael Williams (R CAND, SEN-TX Primary).
Long-time readers of RedState are familiar with Michael Williams, of course: he was of the candidates for replacing Senator Hutchison, back when she looked ready to vacate her Senate seat. Now that she’s retiring, Michael is officially running for Senate. We talked last week: Michael was until quite recently a Texas Railroad Commissioner, which (as Texas Railroad Commissioners soon learn to explain, over and over | Read More »
Ted Cruz on His Race for the Senate in Texas
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ted Cruz to talk about his race to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the US Senate. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope | Read More »