The Executive and Judicial Too

The Executive and Judicial Too Is your city or state perfect? Does it have great schools, low crime, great health care, and other attributes that reflect a great city? Most don’t, but we continue to elect executive branch leaders (Governors and Mayors) that refuse to make changes. They may tweak, but as to wholesale changes… Continue reading The Executive and Judicial Too

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Primaries – Press for Answers

Primaries – Press for Answers Party candidates, on both sides, are carefully vetted and all understand the political game. I’m sure they are all good people. That is not the point. I want to know what they will do? How will they improve the Country? Will they demand a balanced budget? Will they stop federal… Continue reading Primaries – Press for Answers

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Money

Money One of my first forays into policy debate made me realize policy and money are inextricably linked. This connection is part of what enticed me to want to learn more about policy. If you want to change policy, you need money. Want to start a new program to implement or alter policy, money is… Continue reading Money

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Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)

Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) The lawsuit against a Houston hospital to force employees to get the vaccine is a bit frightening and a clear example of where policy, law and constitutional freedoms collide. When reading journalistic (the term is used very loosely) interviews with employees and associated articles about whether the hospital should mandate the… Continue reading Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)

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Potholes – Analogy to Policy

Potholes – Analogy to Policy The recent diatribe on Texas’ new abortion law was an attempt to showcase this country’s unwillingness to alter policy to fix problems. As I keep mentioning, it is a big problem. Policy can be complicated, look at the tax code, but it doesn’t have to be. Most people do not… Continue reading Potholes – Analogy to Policy

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Texas Abortion Law is Bad Policy

Texas Abortion Law is Bad Policy Abortion is a bad solution but making it unlawful does not solve the problem. If a policy does not address the problem, exacerbates the issue for some demographics, and is guised in moral subterfuge to assist with passage, people should be bothered. Most people believe abortion is a bad… Continue reading Texas Abortion Law is Bad Policy

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The Magician

The Magician Sleight of hand is as old as dirt and still practiced regularly. The citizens are its current victim. While we are distracted with the topic de jour and creating the universe’s moral compass, other populations are educating its populace and encouraging innovation. They encourage their population to excel and rise to the top,… Continue reading The Magician

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Term Limits

Term Limits It was explained to me to limit the amount of time (or number of terms) an elected official can run will act as a disincentive for this person to take bribes or become too familiar with the system and thereby providing a confidence to bend the rules in their favor. I don’t disagree,… Continue reading Term Limits

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3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Reading I was listening to talk radio the other day and once again, it reminded me what is wrong with the world. A politician from my great state was explaining(?) why he voted against a bill requiring school districts to “hold back” students who could not pass a third grade reading assessment. I… Continue reading 3rd Grade Reading

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