Gary Polland

Having just returned from California, it's time to ask, is this our future? Basically, we see two roads for America, the Texas road or California road.
If Donald Trump plans to show voters what to expect from a Trump presidency, then he has done two things so far to increase our confidence in him. First, it was the distinguished list of judges to be considered for the...
How many times do we have to replay the same mistake in the battle with radical Islamic terrorists?
A few things first, the Clinton campaign plans to have sufficient funding to contest Texas. Second, in Presidential years, a lot of Texas is competitive, starting with major urbanized counties like Harris, Dallas, Bexar, and...
As our children's test scores decline, the Houston ISD School Board is more interested in changing school names at the cost of millions than running the school district.
In a city that is almost 2-1 Democratic, Bill King, in the non-partisan Mayoral election came oh so close. Closing the gap after round one, King tightened the numbers to a miniscule 4,129 votes out of the 212,696 cast!
The supporters of the "HERO" Bathroom Ordinance in the City of Houston are stretching the truth in their hysterical efforts to avoid voter rejection in November.
The May 16, 2015, Economist article "Not Running, But Fleeing" reported the millennials aged 18 to 34 seem to be losing faith in electoral politics as a way of tackling society's problems, which raises so
The only democracy in the Middle East and a decades-long ally of the U.S. with a supportive voting record in the U.N. to boot, now faces a hostile President Obama determined to bring Israel to heel before he is out of office...
The Mayor of Houston's downward spiral continues: her third and last term is fast becoming a train wreck.The latest mistake is abandoning public pension reform that could be economically sustainable and fair to city...
It was a strange week or so, and, like many, we are scratching our head as to who Trump thinks his opponent is, Michael Bloomberg, Paul Ryan, John McCain, or Khizr Khan?
The battle that the leave forces had over exiting the European Union is similar to one we face this year over immigration policy, who controls (if anyone) our borders, our nationalism, globalism and its impact on the U.S.,...
Reality check: The economy, as reflected in the labor market, is weak. The economy created 38,000 jobs in May, yet unemployment dropped because 455,000 gave up on the labor force; and of those still in, 468,000 want full-...
If you're under 50 you really need to read this. If you're over 50, you lived through it, so share it with those under 50. 
You all remember Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back, he made a deal with the Empire, and they did not keep it, so he finally concluded, "This deal is getting worse all the time." Very much like Obama's deal...
It was an interesting election with Bill King and Sylvester Turner emerging in the Mayoral runoff. King was able to consolidate the "run government as a business" voters and Sylvester, the liberal Democrats.
In the Houston Mayoral race in 2015 there are 7 serious candidates, 13 candidates in all, and an estimated $7 million to be spent. A major factor in this race will be the bathroom ordinance, or as it is otherwise called by...
When we last looked, the Iranians said the John Kerry interpretation of the "tentative" nuclear agreement with Iran was lies.
Non-proliferation used to be the policy of America and the West. It has not been completely successful, but has worked okay.
The short answer is, we don't know. Hillary Clinton's newest scandal in the operation of her government position - a private email system. She tells us she turned over 50,000 important emails, out of how many? She claims she...

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