How to Astroturf an Online Cause: the Story of “I Stand with Bill Powers”
From the diaries. Texas is ground zero in the national higher education reform movement. While the Washington crowd tends to fixate on President Obama’s piddling slap fight with Congressional Republicans over government-secured student loan rates, the real action on fixing higher ed is happening in Austin, Texas. The battle between Rick Perry and the higher ed reformers on one hand versus UT-Austin President Bill Powers | Read More »
Kay Bailey Hutchison: All By Herself
Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison embarrassed herself again yesterday in Temple, Texas, with yet another incredibly poor turnout at a grassroots event– an event publicized via media and social media. The event drew a a few reporters, a few staffers, and a handful of supporters. See for yourself: <object width=”500″ height=”315″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/Qtg8jXaAxm4&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1&border=1″></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/Qtg8jXaAxm4&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1&border=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”500″ height=”315″></embed></object> As you | Read More »
Welfare, California, & Texas.
Texas Is A Donor State, California Is A Welfare State- Chuck DeVore out in California has a great graph that illustrates the problems of Obamanomics. California has 12% of the U.S. population and 32% of the U.S. welfare cases. Texas has 8% of the U.S. population and only 3.1% of the U.S. welfare cases. In Texas, we consider these numbers a sign of our state’s | Read More »