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Perry: When Business Profits, We All Profit

Gov. Rick Perry delivered the keynote address on Thursday morning for the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s policy conference. Perry began his speech in a […]

Anti-Federal Sentiment Dominates Discussion of Texas Oil and Gas Industry

The newest member of the Texas Railroad Commission, Christi Craddick, took to the podium at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s big Austin policy confab […]

2012 was Hottest Year on Record for Texas, U.S.

In 2010, in his anti-government screed Fed Up!, Rick Perry speculated that the planet was “experiencing a cooling trend.” It was a ridiculous, nihilistically […]

Iron Hands Behind the Pine Curtain

I watched him being loaded into the van. The pepper spray had not been washed off; his face was swollen and contorted, with long ropes of mucus hanging from his nostrils.

Hot List: Day 3 of the Legislature

The Lead: Should be a quiet day at the Capitol. The Senate has adjourned till Monday. The House plans to convene at 10 a.m., […]

Will the Lege Spend Any of That Surplus on Schools? ‘Don’t Get Greedy,’ Dewhurst Says

Lt. Gov. Dewhurst told the Observer he’s concerned that if legislators aren’t careful, the state’s budget surplus will quickly run out. “My advice to people is don’t get greedy.”