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Texas public officials make ‘America’s Worst Bosses’ ranking

eBossWatch, a career resource that enables people to anonymously rate their bosses and evaluate potential employers, has published its fifth annual list of America’s Worst Bosses and within the 50-member listing, three are from Texas. Equally disturbing is that well over half of the list comprises “bosses” in government or other taxpayer-funded venues. Out of Keep Reading…

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Turner announces House speaker challenge (TX)

Though a year out from the gavel dropping in a new legislative session, a Friday filing by state Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, that he’s running for Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 84th Texas Legislature is a move that undoubtedly kicks the upcoming campaign season into higher gear. While attending Texas Public Policy Keep Reading…

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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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