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What Do the Media & Texas Have in Common? (TPPF 11th Policy Orientation)

Downtown Austin, the seat of Texas politics, was swarming with legislatures, policy analyst, lobbyist, staffers, and concerned citizens. The 83rd Legislative session, beginning last Tuesday, initiated the discussions, policies, votes and bills that will determine whether the Texas Model will remain.   The Texas Model – known as low taxation, limited regulation, entrepreneurial drive, and […]

83rd Legislative Session Begins

To understand the inner workings of the Texas Legislature and how it executes its operations to pass laws that govern our everyday lives requires an awareness of the process and the outcome. Whether heavily involved in politics or on the fringes, realizing that what takes place in the Texas Capitol will now and in the […]

2013–Here We Come!

Several days ago, I sat down to write an inspiring 2013 blog post when I hit that wall known as writer’s block. After three drafts, the words just weren’t flowing. I read what I had scribbled down to my sister who gave me two pieces of advice–simplify and have fun! Instead of writing the routine […]

Election Day in Texas’ Style

The buzz is in the air as friends, family, social media, the news, emails and poll standers remind us to vote.  Those who have worked tirelessly for months on end have anticipated this day when all their efforts come to an apex. It’s Election Day in Texas with the primary that will determine who moves […]

Op-Ed: Regent University’s Robertson School of Government–Commissioned for a Calling

“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.” – Ronald Reagan – “There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission–a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds greatness.” – Winston Churchill […]

Matt Beebe—A Response for American Exceptionalism

“If not us – who? If not now – when?” – Ronald Reagan This election cycle, many are asking if government has crossed a boundary line that diminishes freedom, responsibility and private ownership? As a result, the 2012 election cycle is producing an array of candidates who are rising up to take a stand against […]

Op-Ed: Don’t Mess with My Momma–Fighting Words Ignite Motherhood Debate

Hilary Rosen’s recent comments have thrust Ann Romney into the political scene where the discussion surrounding women voters has escalated to new levels. Rosen’s comments hit a thread that culture tells us to never attack—one’s mother.  Commonly known as fighting words, you will hear people comment in a heated discussion “Don’t mess with my momma.” […]