- Tip from gun store helped thwart Fort Hood terror act – Chris Vaughn, Alex Branch, and Darren Barbee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Kudos to those who helped prevent a tragedy… quite a contrast with Fast and Furious decisionmaking.
- Judge tosses attempt to stop Texas prayer rally – April Castro, AP
- Michael Williams Could Move … Again – Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune
- Texas Democrats' conservatism widespread outside of Austin – Jason Stanford, Austin American-Statesman
- Houston transit chief suspended for viewing gay porn/escort sites with public resources – Kevin Whited, blogHOUSTON
- How Houston port fees wind up financing federal deficit – Bill King, Houston Chronicle
- Lawsuit could be a help or hindrance for Doggett – Tim Eaton, Austin American-Statesman
Such definitive analysis!
- Dewhurst wants some credit too – On the South Steps
- Texas Debt Second Lowest Per Capita In America — Will Franklin
The proper companion to Paul Burka’s recent post about Texas debt.
On federalism and constitutionalism
- Explaining (To America) Governor Perry’s Stance on Gay Marriage – Scott Braddock
Scott Braddock laid this issue out cleanly several days ago.
- Perry clarifies gay marriage statement – Chuck Lindell, Postcards
- Perry clarifies: State sovereignty, not gay marriage, is fine with him – Bruce Tomaso, Trail Blazers Blog
“Clarification” is the right term. The governor has been constitutionally consistent, exhibiting what seems to be an understanding of constitutionalism and federalism superior to that of some journos.
- Facing Criticism, Perry Steps Back on Gay Marriage, States' Rights – Jay Root, Texas Tribune
See above. The governor did neither, and his position has remained consistent constitutionally. As an aside, we do wish everyone would refer to state powers, not state’s rights, although we realize this is mostly a hopeless cause at this point.