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Will Hurd

"My future job title will be United States Representative, and I take that very seriously. It means that I work for the people and not the other way around."

Will Hurd *

Congressman-elect (CD-23)

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Two Ways To Learn About Texas Social Studies Standards

Here are two excellent opportunities to learn what is really in the newly adopted Texas Social Studies standards (TEKS):

(1) Audioclip by Dr. Blanche Brick, Chairman of Social Studies Department, Blinn College, Bryan, Texas.

(2) Article by Kelly Shackelford, Constitutional attorney who has argued before the U. S. Supreme Court:   Read more »

at Jun 7, 2010 1:57 PM
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If It Ain't Broke. . .

It might come as a surprise to some, but I have a tendency to read the opinions espoused by those on the left on various websites.

It isn't because I like to laugh at how ridiculous they sound at times or because I get a kick out of their extremely weak arguments (usually based on personal attacks)--it is because I like to see what their concerns are and how conservatism can, in many cases, address those concerns.   Read more »

at Jun 7, 2010 10:37 AM
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New Jersey Terror Suspects Arrested At New York City Airport

Two U.S. citizens from New Jersey (Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, 21, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 26) were arrested Saturday at New York City's JFK Airport as they were trying to make their way to Somalia to join a jihadist group.

According to Fox News:

State and federal law enforcement agents have been investigating Alessa and Almonte since 2006, intercepting several conversations between the two about beheading Americans and committing acts of terror.
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at Jun 6, 2010 4:14 PM
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Gov. Chris Christie To Teachers' Unions: "You Punch Them, I Punch You"

Reported by Americans For Tax Reform:

This is one of the most truthful four minute speeches you will ever see a prominent American politician give. NJ Gov. Chris Christie makes an important point: Fiscal conservatives and education reform advocates appreciate, respect, and cherish the work that the vast majority of public schoolteachers do. Educating future generations is an admirable pursuit that should be applauded. But teachers unions seek to manipulate the system in the interest of wielding power over taxpayers, school boards, parents, and students, all in the name of enriching themselves at the expense of others.
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at Jun 6, 2010 12:13 PM

Proposed Immigration Resolution for the Texas Republican 2010 Platform

America is at a fork in the road. One leads to disaster! That is the Obama Road! The other leads to the "City on the Hill." The city with the shining lights! The November elections will be an opportunity to save America, the likes of which those of us living today have never seen!

Perhaps I am overly optimistic, I don't think so! The Texas Republican Party has an opportunity to turn Americans to the right course!

at Jun 5, 2010 7:13 PM
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Anita Perry Visit

On the evening of June 4th, I was at a graduation in my hometown of Del Rio, Texas. Tonight was extra special, not only because the First Lady of Texas, Anita Perry, was the commencement speaker, but because it was the largest graduating class in Del Rio history!

Before the graduation began, the First Lady held a reception in the school's library, and I was invited to attend. It was a very nice and non-partisan event despite the fact that State Representative Pete Gallego had been the one to invite the First Lady to our town.   Read more »

at Jun 5, 2010 4:22 PM

Texas GOP Chairman Calls on Cuellar to Support an Investigation of White House Job Offer Scandals

Reported by Republican Party of Texas:

Republican Party of Texas Chairman Cathie Adams called on on Rep. Henry Cuellar Friday to support an investigation into the unfolding Obama administration's job offer scandals.

“As a Member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Cuellar needs to answer immediately whether or not he will support a full investigation into Obama Administration officials offering candidates jobs to bow out of contested races,” said Chairman Adams.   Read more »

at Jun 5, 2010 12:49 PM

Student Loans: Entering the Labor Market Knee-Deep in Debt

At 19.6 percent, the unemployment rate for 16-to-24-year-olds is now the highest it’s ever been since the government began tracking the statistic in 1947. This is a serious setback for all young people entering the workforce – especially for those who are already saddled with high levels of student loan debt.   Read more »

at Jun 4, 2010 6:02 PM

Growing Chorus of Texas Veterans Blasts Bill White's Stance Against Military Voting Rights

Reported by the Republican Party of Texas:

With the Texas GI Forum beginning in Austin today, a growing number of military veterans across Texas are blasting Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White for his longstanding opposition to the voting rights of military voters. White, the former mayor of Houston, last week tried to explain away a story about his past support for limiting military voting rights when he was Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party. In attempting to do so, White's campaign referred back to a an op-ed that Bill White wrote in support of the lawsuit, in which he said:   Read more »

at Jun 4, 2010 3:32 PM

Jobs Report Is Huge Disappointment!

The May jobs report has turned out to be a huge disappointment! 

According to Reuters:

The May report found hiring by private employers slowed sharply and came in lower than analysts expected, although temporary census hiring pushed payrolls higher and dropped the unemployment rate to 9.7 percent from 9.9 percent.
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at Jun 4, 2010 1:48 PM


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