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Mills: U.S. becomes net petroleum exporter

By Alex Mills Petroleum imports to the United States have been a major concern for policymakers for more than 50 years. Economists and national security experts warned of the … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 12/6/2019

Texas Medical Board backtracks on surprise billing rule - leadership works and Lt. Gov. Patrick is to be commended. Ex-members of Judicial Conduct Commission say Abbott ousted … [Read More...]

Notice of Candidate filling for the Republican Primary Ballot as of 5pm 12/5/2019

The Lubbock county Republican Party is pleased to announce the following candidates have filed for a place on the Republican Primary ballot. Complete list as of Thursday … [Read More...]

Ignoring government spending & debt happens at all levels

On the Pratt on Texas Facebook page, I posted a graphic that makes out of control federal spending and the associated debt easy to understand in a way that relates to a person’s … [Read More...]

Democrats, where is the “abuse of power” or illegality?

In their odd effort at impeachment, House Democrats claim that President Trump is guilty of “abuse of power” for simply exercising the power all presidents have and use … [Read More...]

Texana 12/4/2019

Congress takes step toward memorializing Republic of Texas diplomats in D.C. Union Pacific Sues to Nullify 1872 Jobs Pact With Palestine How Austin sweethearts became world’s … [Read More...]

See the abstract of judgment in Vista Bank vs. Bart Reagor

Vista v Reagor Abstract of Judgment - Property Code 52 4830-3481-7454 v1 … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Customer shoots, kills armed man inside gas station

WOAI reports: "According to [San Antonio] police, the man walked into the Shell gas station at Culebra Road and Les Harrison Drive around 6:30 Tuesday night. Police said the man … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 12/4/2019

Legislative Budget Board shake-up needed Business Personal Property Tax Reform Considered by Senate Finance Committee ‘It’s just out of control’: Texas senators frustrated … [Read More...]

Legislative Budget Board shake-up needed

For The Texas Monitor, Mark Lisheron wrote: “After editorials in most of the major newspapers in Texas condemned him for diminishing and demoralizing the state’s Legislative Budget … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 12/3/2019

UT researchers pour cold water on STAAR test claims & concerns State-ordered study finds STAAR not too hard for young readers Claim: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s latest idea … [Read More...]

The 2019 Congressional Pig Book

The 2019 Congressional Pig Book from Citizens Against Government Waste is out. The Pig Book is an annual compilation of the pork-barrel projects in the federal budget. These are … [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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