Daily Archives: January 11, 2013

“We’re the Good Guys”: Conservatives Make the Case for Free-Market Environmentalism

There’s something peculiar about a discussion framed as “Can the Free Market Protect the Environment?” that includes virtually no discussion of how to protect the environment. Instead, at one of the final panels of the corporate-funded Texas Public Policy Foundation conference—a must-attend event for many in the Capitol crowd—the panelists mostly mulled the meaning of “liberty” and ran through a bill of particulars against the EPA, bureaucrats and “the Left.”

Dan Patrick Says Texas Should Follow Louisiana’s Lead on School Choice and Local Control

“When someone says ‘I’m not for vouchers, I’m not for tax credit,'” Patrick said. “It’s not about the students, it’s about protecting superintendents, it’s about protecting teachers and the adults.”