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    Texas-Size School Choice

    The Lone Star State is considering significantly expanding educational choice options for children. Under consideration: an elimination of the cap on charter schools (only 215 are currently allowed to operate), creation of special needs scholarships to allow children with disabilities to attend private schools of choice, and a tuition tax … More

    Obamacare and the Medicaid Expansion: How Does Your State Fare?

    The Medicaid expansion is touted by proponents of Obamacare as a “no-brainer.” While it is true that some states may see projected savings, it is erroneous to claim that this experience applies to every state. Proponents predict that by expanding Medicaid states will be able to reduce payments to health … More

    $14 Billion in Stimulus Spending Generates Just 1.2 Percent of Electricity

    Despite more than $14 billion in cash payments to solar, wind, and other renewable energy project developers since 2009, just 48 terawatt hours of additional annual electricity generation were expected to be added through funds authorized by the stimulus, according to documents released by the Department of Treasury. The more … More

    Fowl Statutory Language Puts the Innocent at Risk

    Eating a dead animal that you find on your property may be gross, but it may also be criminal. A Texas man recently learned this lesson. A white-winged dove flew into the side of Ryan Adams’s home and died on impact. White-winged doves are popular among hunters because of their … More

    Texas Should Steer Clear of NCLB Waivers

    In a “surprise” move, Texas announced last Thursday that it would seek a No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. The Obama Administration’s waivers, touted under the banner of providing “flexibility” and “relief” from the onerous provisions of NCLB, in reality replace the federal overreach … More

    Border Security Alone Not Enough to Stem the Tide of Violence

    The Texas Department of Agriculture has launched an online video campaign aimed to “shame” the federal government into enhancing U.S. border security. As part of the campaign, called “Texas Traffic—True Stories of Drug and Human Smuggling,” each week over the next four months the Department of Agriculture will release a … More

    Wildlife Hunting: Friends of Animals Threaten Endangered Species in Texas

    Is it really better for endangered species to vanish from existence than to be hunted? It is for Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals. For her, the bottom line is that endangered species should never be hunted. Her main concern is for the African scimitar-horned oryx. This species of … More

    VIDEO: Undercover Investigation Reveals Liberal Hypocrisy on Voter ID

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is currently blocking implementation of voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas, claiming such measures are “unnecessary,” discriminatory and would make it harder for minorities to vote. But if you’re planning to visit Holder’s office in Washington, D.C., you better bring a photo ID. The … More

    Scribecast: Voter ID Proponents Launch Counteroffensive Against DOJ

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is currently blocking implementation of voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas. It’s the latest battle in the fight for voter integrity at the ballot box and the reason two supporters of voter ID are launching a robust defense the laws. “We believe this … More

    Photo ID for DOJ, But Not for Texas

    To no one’s surprise, the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division have objected to the voter ID law passed by the Texas legislature. The DOJ under Attorney General Eric Holder claims that it is discriminatory under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for Texas to require voters to present … More