Job number one for Congress, as I noted in a recent column, is repealing Obamacare. But cutting taxes is a close second. Of course, the whole system needs an overhaul. We want to unleash economic growth and prosperity. Tax cuts are a crucial first step toward that, but we need full reform to get us […]
The following editorial originally appeared in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times newspaper. With the simple act of signing his name, Gov. Greg Abbott completed a trifecta of failure by all branches of state government to defend the people’s right to know.
By Edwin Feulner President, Heritage Foundation Almost any time you see the phrase “the American Dream” these days, it seems to be in a negative context. The speaker is either assuring us that it’s dead, or that it can be salvaged only by a radical redefinition — one that often contradicts the basic principles this […]
By Ling Hwey Jeng, Ph.D., director of the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University and incoming president of the Texas Library Association Libraries are changing. While traditional activities such as borrowing books or reading still dominate use of libraries, Pew Research Institute studies show the American public today relies on libraries […]
By Jon Cassidy So, you and a couple buddies have gotten control of a school board or a county commission somewhere, you’ve got your guy installed as the chief executive, and you’d like to cash in on your opportunity – send some work to a contractor you know, maybe put a few relatives on the […]
By Edwin Feulner Founder, Heritage Foundation Ever seen this bumper sticker? “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.”
by Michael Novotny, Salado ISD Superintendent Earlier this month, the Salado Historical Society dedicated a new Texas State Historic Commission historical marker at the Salado Civic Center. The marker commemorates the life of Alice Joy Gray Hamblem, who donated the land for a Salado Public School in 1924. For the following 43 years the “Red Brick […]
By Edwin Feulner Founder, Heritage Foundation A few months ago, news broke of an astounding assault on free speech. No, the media didn’t present it that way, but that’s how some conservatives, myself included, characterized it. And with good reason. The assault in question came via a group of Democratic attorneys general. This group of […]
By Jill Richardson I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who’d worked all over the world in the U.S. foreign service. Like many conversations today, ours turned eventually to the many problems with our country.
By Stephanie Enloe, firstname.lastname@example.org, Center for Rural Affairs What if you could reduce your electric bill while increasing the comfort of your home? More and more utilities are finding ways to do this, often using “tariffed on-bill financing.” Tariffed on-bill financing may be a dry term, but programs in this category have exciting benefits for […]