No Basis for Conservative Opposition to the Texas Central Rail Project
There is no principled conservative objection to the privately financed Texas Central Rail project, but those trying to kill the project ARE violating several conservative principles.
Ailing Texas Telemedicine May Be On the Mend
Restrictions, such as what exists for now in Texas, simply increase health care cost, restrict opportunity and choice for patients, and smack of paternalistic big government.
Broken School Finance System Creates an Opportunity for School Choice in Texas
As broken as education funding in Texas is, school choice is poised to be the carrot legislators need to make substantive changes to the current system.
Texas Telemedicine is Ailing
As yet another example of regulation hampering innovation, telemedicine in Texas is being held back by the Texas Medical Board.
A New Bill in Texas Could End Two Wind Energy Mandates
Texas was one of the leaders in imposing the renewable portfolio standard requiring power generators to use a specific amount of wind energy. And thanks to new legislation, the state may be one of the first to repeal that mandate.
There's Nothing Sacred About Local Control
There is no sacred principle of “local control” that supersedes the structure of legal authority.
Let's Play: Who's the Constitutionalist?
Of all constituencies, the Tea Party should instinctively understand what’s wrong with the Marketplace Fairness Act
When It's Medicaid, Protect the Work Horses, Not the Gift Horses
Medicaid expansion comes with “free” money that always seems to cost a lot.
Should Texans Be Taxed at the 'Margin'?
The margin tax was supposed to solve the state’s tax problems; it hasn’t.
Putting the 'Rights' in Mineral Rights
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