The latest from Pratt on Texas

Candidate interviews for 2022 elections

To appear on Pratt on Texas, candidates need to request an interview using our contact form. POST MARCH 1ST PRIMARY INTERVIEWS: Lubbock local races: Bob Nebb: Lubbock Co. Court at Law #2 candidate (segment 4 of show.) Primary … [Read More...]

School choice & charters schools in Texas | Space update with Bob Zimmerman – Pratt on Texas 7/1/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Charter schools have been a roaring success in Texas with most enrollment coming from traditional Democrat constituencies but, it's the public school lobby, … [Read More...]

A loss & a win at SCOTUS | Texas cities & counties grow spending faster than population & inflation – Pratt on Texas 6/30/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: We all knew it was true but TPPF put out the numbers showing most of our local cities and counties have been growing spending well in excess of growth and … [Read More...]

Over 1 million switch to GOP in 12 months | Funding “mental health” won’t reduce mass violence – Pratt on Texas 6/29/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Texas officials who should know better are falling into the trap of just "doing something" after the massacre at the Uvalde school. Spending taxpayer money on … [Read More...]

Podcast Extra: John Cooper on Biden’s very real plan to hurt us

John Cooper has published a piece in The Epoch Times headlined "Stop Saying Team Biden Has No Plan—the Plan Is Your Pain." It begins with: “Do I really look like a guy with a plan?” Heath Ledger’s Joker famously asks Harvey Dent in the … [Read More...]

Absurd is argument that Texas’ law banning abortion is “dead letter” law | Border is “closed?” – Pratt on Texas 6/28/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Is existing Texas law making abortion illegal "dead letter" law as a judge has claimed? I'll explain the absurdity of that argument as well as much else … [Read More...]

“Sex strike” by lib women not a bad idea | HD61 GOP state rep nominee, a cop, indicted – Pratt on Texas 6/27/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: In the fallout from the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and return the power over abortion rights to the people of the states, one call from the outraged … [Read More...]

Praise God! Roe v. Wade overturned. A full explanation – Pratt on Texas 6/24/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: The U.S. Supreme Court has finally righted a constitutional disaster, and a moral wrong to a lesser extent, in overturning the Texas case, Roe versus Wade, that … [Read More...]

SCOTUS: “keep & bear arms” means just that | Do school folk actually want workable security? – Pratt on Texas 6/23/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirms that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means what it says when it says the right to "keep and bear" arms. Justice Alito … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Robbing Houston gun store with knife gets perp killed

KPRC reported: "Before the man entered the gun shop, witnesses told police he entered a Suit Mart next door and tried to steal some items. “The guy looked like he was a homeless person,” said witness Marcus Fomby. “Basically, they told … [Read More...]

Uvalde massacre: Why tear down buildings? & Tribalism is unhelpful & irresponsible – Pratt on Texas 6/22/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: The tribalism of Uvalde's mayor as well as state senator is unhelpful, irresponsible, and immature. Emotions must be set aside to have honest appraisals made of … [Read More...]

Older posts from Pratt on Texas...

RSS AUDIO: Pratt on Texas Podcast

Useful resources

Texas newswire   USA news    Local Debt-at-a-Glance      

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

 

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 unworkable ideas. — Robert W. Pratt

 

On Rush Limbaugh

William F. Buckley is the esteemed father of the American conservative movement and gave it meaning; Ronald Reagan took conservatism to the public, showed it worked, and made it popular; Rush Limbaugh is the man who embedded political conservatism into our culture. — Robert W. Pratt

 

On mistakes in politics

Politics, as opposed to science, does not reward the correction of mistakes, given that correcting a mistake also entails admitting to having made one. Worse, the bigger the mistake, the greater the political urgency of defending it at all costs. — Lionel Shriver

 

On rights and freedoms

When we think of our rights and freedoms as rewards for good behavior, we lose. — Meghan Murphy

 

© Pratt on Texas / Perstruo Texas, Inc.