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Travis County nixes gun show contract renewal (TX)

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That would seem to be the case with Travis County as after this month, the county will no longer host a gun show in its Exposition Center based on county commissioners not renewing the lease for what the Austin American-Statesman calls a “controversial event.” One year Keep Reading…

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DA’s power consolidation threatens Dallas County courts’ integrity, impartiality (TX)

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. It’s an old phrase, but one that still resonates with many of us concerned that any one person, group or entity shouldn’t have ultimate power without the checks and balances upon which our nation was founded. With that, a troubling development in Dallas bears watching as one man is trying to Keep Reading…

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Is ‘A’ the higher ed grade average?

As Texas college students prepare for a new semester,  Thomas K. Lindsay, director of Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Higher Education and editor of SeeThruEdu.com, provides this important perspective regarding grade inflation: A recent Harvard Crimson piece has raised eyebrows. From ”Substantiating Fears of Grade Inflation, Dean Says Median Grade at Harvard College Is A-,” we learn that the Keep Reading…

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Ahead of federal regs, Texas cities target e-cigarettes

With 2014 in full swing, Texas’ municipal government creepers appear to have identified the movement’s newest liberty-lifting target: electronic cigarettes. Advocates extol these products as a revolutionary invention saving millions of lives with even more potential to provide benefit in a variety of still evolving applications. Meanwhile, personal freedom and limited government proponents should view Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse: The candid reality in Texas and beyond

With 2014 bringing a ninth year of following the probate abuse issue, Estate of Denial® will likely continue receiving almost daily inquiries of what to do or how to protect oneself in these cases. As a non-lawyer who has experienced and observed much, the best answer of “not a whole lot” remains the simplest and Keep Reading…

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