- Leo Linbeck III: The TT Interview – Texas Tribune
- Following outcry, UT 'adviser' is reassigned – Patricia Kilday Hart, Houston Chronicle
Too bad. Higher education is in dire need of rethinking and reform that won’t come from within.
- UT Establishment: allergic to light – Weston Hicks, AgendaWise Reports
- UT reassigns special adviser; TPPF influence at UT and A&M still apparent – Patrick Brendel, Texas Independent
Liberal Colorado-model “newsish” organization continues trying to frame the narrative, drive the agenda.
- Stray-bison bill gets OK – Mike Ward, Postcards
Obviously, all of the problems in Texas are solved and the lege now has solutions to non-problems.
- Texas bill may ban texts by officials on the clock – AP
- Pickett says he voted his conscience, not the party line, on voter ID – Robert T. Garrett, Trail Blazers
Will Matt Angle find him a primary opponent?
- Worst newspaper column ever – Paul Burka, BurkaBlog
Someone should tell Burka this sort of Fisking effort has been passé for a while. Surely there are better uses of his time.
- Gingrich-Perry? – Paul Burka, Burkablog
By the way, the guy responsible for the Fisking above wrote this silly post, in which he seems to suggest that vice presidential candidates might be chosen because of shared relationships among campaign staffers. Seriously!
- The Economist says Texas model showing cracks – Christy Hoppe, Trail Blazers
And (some of) the state’s political media cheer (or at least it seems that way quite often)!
- Texas budget may cost up to 600k jobs, study says – Houston Business Journal
It would be nice if a business journal would at least present the perspective that government spending is a DRAIN on the private economy, rather than a jobs engine. Also see below.
- Report: Budget cuts could mean thousands of jobs to disappear from Texas – Barry Harrell & Tim Eaton, Postcards
It’s hardly surprising that the state’s political media love this meme. Not many seem to have much of an economics background.
- Restore Parental Rights in Texas – Right In Texas