Military's mission is not climate change

Way back in the fall, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made waves with a very simple statement that is undeniably true, as far as it goes. “The military is not a social experiment,” he said. “The purpose of the military is to kill people and break things.” That’s not all the military does, of course. But that’s what it does…

Justice Eva Guzman has earned her seat

In Texas, we elect our judges. And because we have reserved this right for ourselves, we also have the responsibility to exercise it carefully. That means reading up on the judicial races, because their outcomes are important. Here’s a great example of just how critical being an informed voter is this year. In the Texas Supreme Court Place 9

Watching the complete breakdown of multiculturalism

Just as radar warns of approaching storms, so does the flood of migrants entering Europe warn us of a deluge yet to come, not only for Europeans, if they continue to allow unrestricted immigration, but for the United States.

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President's oil tax would tank the U.S.

President Barack Obama’s proposed $10-per-barrel tax on crude oil is a crusade disguised as accounting. It’s part of his 2017 budget, which…

07 February 2016 [06:58 PM]
Justice Eva Guzman has earned her seat

In Texas, we elect our judges. And because we have reserved this right for ourselves, we also have the responsibility to exercise…

06 February 2016 [07:15 PM]
Cruz belies Trump's claim to be winning

Sen. Ted Cruz’s upset victory against Donald Trump has robbed “The Donald” of his stock answer to any criticism from rivals -…

05 February 2016 [07:06 PM]
Reagan's speech can still inspire

Editor’s note: To commemorate the anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, no words are more fitting than his. We reprint excerpts from his…

05 February 2016 [07:05 PM]
NASA must refocus on mission, goals

This may well be the coolest title in the U.S. government - Lindley Johnson has just been named NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer.…

03 February 2016 [08:22 PM]
Billionaires aren't 'buying elections'

The clear winner in Monday’s night Iowa caucuses was participatory democracy. The clear loser was the Democrats’ claim that the U.S. Supreme…

02 February 2016 [07:31 PM]
Groundhog Day of economic thought

It’s Groundhog Day, an arcane tradition that comes around every year, as predictable as the sunrise and nearly always wrong. That pretty…

01 February 2016 [07:54 PM]
Rethink DDT ban to eradicate Zika Video

The ominous outbreak of the Zika virus is really a policy failure; the demonization of DDT has left much of the world…

31 January 2016 [08:18 PM]
Texas can abolish state property tax

With property taxes due Monday, there’s no time like the present to think about tax reform. As the Tax Foundation points out,…

30 January 2016 [09:00 PM]
Republican Party should unite us all

What is a political party? By the intensity of internecine conflict among Republicans, you might conclude that it’s a church. Sen. Ted…

29 January 2016 [07:35 PM]
'Great Green Fleet' indefensible policy

The “Great Green Fleet” has set sail, charting a course to irrelevancy. The fleet - the U.S. Navy’s first carrier strike force…

29 January 2016 [07:34 PM]
Michael Bloomberg and New York pols

Michael Bloomberg’s epiphany about the 2016 presidential proceedings is that what is missing is a second bossy, big-government billionaire from Manhattan’s East…

28 January 2016 [07:19 PM]
Sanders misreads the Scandinavian model

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ model for his utopian vision for America is in Scandinavia. The only problem is those nations - Denmark, Sweden…

28 January 2016 [07:17 PM]
Prosecutions must depends on mens rea

Criminal justice reform tends to focus on sentences and recidivism. Those are important, but reform should also focus on something else -…

27 January 2016 [08:06 PM]
'Downton Abbey' and conservatism

Conservatism has found its new champion - new, that is, for the 1920s. In a recent episode of “Downton Abbey,” Violet, the…

27 January 2016 [06:40 AM]
Does Trump count as a conservative?

Words have meanings. With the Iowa caucuses just days away, the battle between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz has really come…

25 January 2016 [10:41 PM]
Connecticut rides the 'Laffer Curve'

Tax policy takes no prisoners - Connecticut is learning this the hard way, as companies, including giant GE, continue to flee from…

24 January 2016 [08:26 PM]
The Second Amendment wasn't written just for hunters

Blake Bailey’s letter of Jan. 17 suggests that the Second Amendment applies to “militias, needed for wars fought on American soil,” and he implies that lobbyists (read NRA) are more interested in profit than constitutional rights. He is wrong on…

23 January 2016 [09:52 PM]
Iran prisoner swap is just a distraction

Give President Obama credit. His Iran nuclear deal may be disastrous but the packaging was brilliant. The near-simultaneous prisoner exchange was meant…

23 January 2016 [09:50 PM]
Register to vote, because it counts

Your vote counts - but only if you vote. So register now, if you haven’t already. History is replete with close elections…

23 January 2016 [09:49 PM]
Hemlock Society's Republican chapter

“I am not a member of any organized political party,” Will Rogers quipped in the last century, “I’m a Democrat.” If today’s…

22 January 2016 [07:34 PM]
Why should Iowans have such a big say?

The squabble over ethanol in Iowa between GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz is heating up, but it only…

22 January 2016 [07:32 PM]
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