Category: Commentary

Legislative committee appointment prompts conflict of interest questions (TX)

The Texas Legislature is moving into high gear and school choice once again promises to be a contentious issue. From Watchdog Arena: Despite strong public support, school choice will once more find vigorous opposition in the newly convened Texas Legislature. Conflicts over ideology, motivations–financial and professional–and even academic achievement are to be expected. One relationship Keep Reading…


Texas Taxpayer Savings Grant offers school choice, economic opportunity

Might school choice finally be on its way to Texas? Check out the incredible economic opportunities economist Art Laffer foresees if the Lone Star State moves forward with a proposed Taxpayer Savings Grant Program. From Watchdog Arena: The Texas Economy and School Choice, a new Laffer Associates study jointly commissioned by the Texas Public Policy Keep Reading…


Government’s fight to control minds, other matters

For those paying attention, government’s ever-increasing intrusion is seen daily. Control efforts occur on numerous fronts from our homes and schools to the American workplace, from our daily life routines to even our minds. Whether taking hard-earned dollars via taxes, teaching our kids questionable curriculum or inserting new controls and regulations into once-personal decisions, government Keep Reading…


Real awareness for this National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Once again we’re here at National Estate Planning Awareness Week (Oct. 19 – 25). In conjunction with this time, the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law section of the American Bar Association is offering a free webinar, Estate Planning: How to Get Going and Why Not to Do It Yourself, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Keep Reading…


UNT green, mean spirit continues attracting attention (TX)

As the University of North Texas seeks to take property that for decades has been home to a Sack & Save grocery store, the chorus of voices questioning government’s ability to confiscate private property in order to grow government is mounting. A recent column discussed UNT co-opting a “green, mean spirit” after the Board of Keep Reading…

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