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Texana 2/15/2019

Presidents Day in Texas: Remember Success, Tragedy, and Leadership of U.S. Presidents at These Historic Places American Indians want to re-imagine Alamo as a cemetery Herman: … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 2/15/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment: Study shows Voter ID laws don’t depress turnout New Mexico AG: Science will be key in Rio Grande water fight … [Read More...]

Mills: Venezuela’s financial troubles impact Texas and U.S.

By Alex Mills The political turmoil in Venezuela has huge implications internationally, especially for Texas and the United States. Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the … [Read More...]

Sen. Cruz’ EL CHAPO Act is sensible which is why it may die in D.C.

Once again Senator Ted Cruz has it right. When asked about his El CHAPO Act, Sen. Cruz described the bill as just, saying, “It is only right that those ill-gotten gains go to … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 2/14/2018

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment: Why Are We Forced to Pay Lobbyists Who Work Against Us? Gov. Abbott: Fulfilling the promise of Texas begins … [Read More...]

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day – or is that “hate” speech?

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day! Did you know that there are at least three different Saint Valentines, all of whom are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 2/13/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment: Businessman and former city councilman head to runoff in race for Texas House District 125, more Governor … [Read More...]

To attack Trump, Texas media outlets mislead on El Paso crime rate history

So President Trump is supposed to be El Paso today (Monday, 11 February) for a big political rally focused on border security and the Democrats up and down the Rio Grande are … [Read More...]

Mills: Democrats offer Green New Deal

By Alex Mills Energy appears to be a key issue in the new Democrat controlled U.S. House of Representatives and among Democrat candidates seeking their party’s nomination for … [Read More...]

Texana 2/8/2019

The Wildcatters: Can a 1960s novel with a cult following finally become the blockbuster film its fans believe it should be?, The Iron Orchard Camino Real: Celebrating 300 Years … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 2/8/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment: Why are political leaders avoiding naming a new top auditor? Texas’ savings account is poised to hit $15 … [Read More...]

Lubbock voters need to contact county leaders today

For those of you who live in Lubbock County, Monday is important to you and you need to take action now, before Monday, to contact your new county judge and all four commissioners … [Read More...]

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On Virtue & the Republic

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them. -- Edwin Meese III

On Political Pessimism

Defeatist cynicism is an arrogance that we too know an outcome – we do not. Our Creator expects us to fight for good until He ends the game, not us. -- Robert W. Pratt, Pratt on Texas

On Liberty

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. -- Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Stuart

On Right

The fool is disturbed not when they tell him that his ideas are false, but when they suggest that they have gone out of style. -- Nicolás Gómez Dávila

On Political Correctness

Political correctness never rears its ugly head independently. It always shows up as a series of actions designed, to this observer, to crush the souls of those blessed with common sense. -- Milo Yiannopoulos

On pessimism and difficulty

When you encounter difficulties, you need to be optimistic. The pessimists tend to die. --Zhou Youguang

On American Liberals

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. -- William F. Buckley, Jr.

On universities

Universities have become a place to provide economic and political protection for those who hold economically and politically unpalatable ideas. — Robert Pratt

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