Proposition 9 in Texas is one of nine questions on the ballot this year. Most are of a local nature or eliminating state bureaucracies along with the obligatory water question that seems to make the ballot every year. This proposal would increase the number and types of sanctions a judicial review board could impose on judges and justices in Texas after a formal review hearing. | Read More »
Yesterday, as you might have read, a federal judge ruled that several elements of Texas’s abortion reform laws were unconstitutional (although not the section that restricted abortions after 20 weeks). As you might recall, RedState spoke with Lt. Governor Dewhurst after the bill finally passed, and we spoke to him again yesterday: Short version: Texas is going to fight the court case, Texas is | Read More »
Today, a federal judge ruled that some portions of a Texas pro-life law are unconstitutional – but not the part your thinking about. Unsurprisingly, you may see headlines such as this one from the mainstream media: “Federal judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional.”
This is just one more example of the abortion distortion playing itself out in the pro-abortion mainstream media. The fact is the 20-week abortion ban remains untouched.
Welcome to day one of Obamacare America. One of the controversial portions of the law involves the expansion of state Medicaid programs, with strings attached of course. Twenty-Three states and the District of Columbia have agreed to institute the Medicaid expansion portion of the President’s so-called Affordable Care Act. Texas, thankfully, is not one of them. Much of the credit for that goes to someone | Read More »
Open Letter to All United States Senators Dear Senator, When I was in school, we were taught that the United States Senate was “the world’s greatest deliberative body”. Under your current majority leader, it has been run more like the Soviet Politburo, with dissent, deliberation, and true debate stifled at every turn. The very idea of amending a bill or resolution AFTER debate has ceased, | Read More »
Everything that is wrong with Washington Republicans is summed up in this story. You have a top aide for Eric Cantor going into the Republican Study Committee meeting to discuss terms of surrender over the continuing resolution and debt ceiling. You have an aide to Senator Ted Cruz respond with a solution to the Cantor aide. Then you have an aide to Rep. John Culberson | Read More »
Congressman Pete Sessions – steadfastly avoiding serious town halls where he may face conservatives / tea party activists in Dallas – recently was caught on camera arrogantly claiming 1) that he was unable to get Obamacare defunding language from Senator Cruz (false), and 2) that this language supposedly does not work (language he co-sponsors). See below for an example of establishment-gone-unhinged: Now, this isn’t the | Read More »
Congress: There are no “good guys” in this one. Nothing there is worth American sons’ and daughters’ blood or American treasure. If the surrounding nations (who arguably are truly at risk here if any are) do not support the action, why should we? Our brave military is sworn to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. They are not sworn to | Read More »
Govenor Rick Perry started the tradition of a Governor’s Party at the RedState Gathering. He also thinks we should bring it back to Texas. Here’s his speed at the Gathering. Video streaming by UstreamLINK
Joining me this week on PowerTalk to talk about the Moto X and Motorola’s re-shoring of jobs is Mark Randall, Motorola Mobility’s senior vice president of Supply Chain and Operations. We all now recognize the July 2013 Employment Report not only fell short of expectations, with just 162,000 jobs added during the month, but sifting through the details, it can easily be labeled a low | Read More »
The below does not even remotely represent the amount of video that got shot at this year’s RedState Gathering: in fact, it does not even remotely represent the amount of video that RedState shot at this year’s Gathering, or the amount of video shot of Governor Rick Perry. But the Governor had some time to talk with me on some of the issues involving Texas | Read More »
Senator Mike Lee has been collecting signatures to a letter pledging to defund Obamacare.Senator John Cornyn was an original signer of the letter. This has been confirmed by multiple outlets, including the Blaze, and confirmed by multiple Senate sources.But, after pressure from Senator McConnell’s office and others, Senator John Cornyn has yanked his name from Senator Lee’s letter.Senator Lee today publicly revealed the existing signatures | Read More »
Planned Parenthood has begun shutting down facilities in Texas. It would have you know that it would rather not comply with regulations to ensure the safety of its patients than spend money upgrading facilities. Never mind all the money Planned Parenthood has.Turns out that some of that money is due to over billing Medicaid. According to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Planned Parenthood has just | Read More »
They came with their chants of “hail Satan,” their containers of feces, bricks, and yes reportedly even used feminine hygiene products to hurl at those who simply want to protect babies who can feel the cruel pain of abortion. In the end, abortion fanatics lost; babies won.