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Hispanic Growth Not Turning Texas Blue as Expected

The enormous growth of the Hispanic population does not seem to be turning Texas blue as fast as many political pundits expected. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a decreasing non-Hispanic white population and a rapidly growing Hispanic population. The growth of the Hispanic population over the past fourteen years was expected to make a huge difference in Texas’ Republican vs. Democrat voting patterns. It appears it has not.   Read more »

at Jul 8, 2014 11:00 AM
       

Fighting EPA’s Aggressive Overregulation

Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972 to ensure the federal government and states would work together to efficiently reduce pollution in our nation’s waterways. And in the last forty years, the Administration has repeatedly tried to squash states’ rights and expand its own authority under this law. Most recently, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced their proposal to give the federal government authority to regulate all sorts of new waterways, in a rule that could extend federal authority to even runoff ditches and stock ponds. This is clearly an aggressive overreach that stomps on the original intent of the law and will have some serious consequences if it is fully implemented.

at Jul 8, 2014 10:08 AM
       

Senator Cornyn: Border Visit Would Be “Wakeup Call” for the President

I spoke on the Senate floor today on the humanitarian crisis at the border and urged President Obama to visit the border during his upcoming trip to Texas. 

I recently visited McAllen, Texas myself a week ago today, and it is heartbreaking to see these young children without their parents.

at Jul 7, 2014 4:39 PM
       

So, What Do You Think? Ben Carson For President?

Dr. Ben Carson is the antithesis of Barack Obama, which is to say, Dr. Carson is logical and competent. He doesn’t just work on brains, he actually USES his!

Dr. Carson make a lot of sense, and that vexes the Left.

Only the frivolous Left would argue that their policies have led to utter destruction of the black community, with the larger community on life support.   Read more »

at Jul 7, 2014 2:42 PM
       

Megyn Kelly vs Bill Ayers

While watching the Megyn Kelly drilling of Bill Ayers, several thoughts popped into my mind. The first is how does a known terrorist and Marxist become an accepted part of the Chicago political establishment? Imagine the outrage from the left if a former right wing militant who conducted a terrorist activity decades earlier suddenly become part of the local Republican establishment?

at Jul 7, 2014 12:28 PM
       

Immigration: The New Civil Rights Movement

"Why politics?" I am often asked, “What in the world made you decide to participate in politics?” Texas politics is well known to be a tumble-and-rumble sport. It is one of the most gruesome, unforgiving, vile, and cruel “sports” if you ask me; and oftentimes I think that perhaps it is a sport that you put first before your own convictions—whether religious or Constitutional. But politics is also a means to an end,

at Jul 7, 2014 10:18 AM
       

Congressman Poe Speaks On The Domestic Prosperity And Global Freedom Act

Five years ago, companies were building terminals to import natural gas at the cost of billions of dollars because analysts agreed that the United States' economy was going to need natural gas from overseas. Today that scenario has flipped on its head, and import terminals are dormant. The Department of Energy has 19 applications waiting to get permission to export U.S. natural gas.   Read more »

at Jul 6, 2014 2:18 PM
       

Working Toward American Energy Independence

Right now, our country is in the middle of an unprecedented energy boom—since 2008, domestic oil production has risen by more than 66 percent. Technological advances and new discoveries have made American energy independence by the end of the decade an attainable goal. In fact, we’ve gained access to more oil and natural gas in the past decade than ever before.   Read more »

at Jul 5, 2014 10:54 AM
       

Happy 4th of July: A Story Francis Scott Key and Sam Houston

As America celebrates the 238th anniversary of our Independence this July 4th, I wanted to share a story with you all about Francis Scott Key and Sam Houston, two very important men to not only our country, but our great state of Texas.

Francis Scott Key is best known for being the author of our National Anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner.'' During the second American revolution, the War of 1812, the British reinvaded the United States, captured Washington, DC, burned the Capitol, the White House and most of this city.   Read more »

at Jul 4, 2014 7:18 AM
       

Popular Culture and the Movie, "America: Imagine The World Without Her"

I expect this will be typical of others who even discuss the movie at all. The movie reporting web site, IMDb had a short review of the movie "America: Imagine The World Without Her," in a report titled, "Lionsgate to Distribute Controversial Documentary ‘America: Imagine a World Without Her’" "Controversial," right? I defy anyone to watch the movie and describe what is "controversial" about it, other than the fact that it contests the popular

at Jul 3, 2014 4:39 PM
       

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