You are here
Debbie Georgatos's blog
Dan Patrick, Republican State Senator and Senate Education Committee Chair, introduced an education reform bill, S.B. 2, in this 83rd session of the Texas State legislature that supports an expansion of the number of charter schools in Texas. Current Texas law limits the number of open-enrollment charter schools to 215, and S.B. 2 would remove that artificial cap.
This is no doubt good news for the over 100,000 children on Texas’ charter school waiting lists. At present, charter schools enroll around 150,000 students, and they have proved popular with parents seeking some alternative to the local public school their children would otherwise attend based on their zip code.
In short, expanding charter schools interjects more competition in the educational arena, and more choice in educational opportunities, all to the benefit of Texas’ children and parents. Read more »
The enormous meeting room at the Gaylord National Hotel where Marco Rubio gave his speech on this first day of CPAC 2013 was packed to standing room only, with loads of young enthusiastic voters, and supporters of all ages and backgrounds. Rubio energized the crowd with simple, straightforward observations about what is happening to America and what is needed to fix our problems. He gave a stirring, eloquent, optimistic, hopeful and powerful speech. Read more »
Day One of CPAC 2013 is over, and it is a great start to a conservative feast. The afternoon session “Conservative Inclusion: Promoting the Freedom Message to all Americans” was a panel discussion, whose members included The Honorable Artur Davis (an African American former Alabama Democrat Congressman, now ardent conservative Republican), Corey Stewart (candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, current Republican Chair of the Prince Williams County Board of Supervisors), Stephen Fogg (Chairman, Asian American Congress), and Manny Rosales (Latino Coalition/former Director of Coalitions, RNC). All were excellent. Read more »
Black History month in America was designed to remember the important events, history and contributions of blacks in America. The author’s goal is to be sure that the accomplishments and bravery of some conservative blacks are included in the celebration.
Meet Karen Watson, author of Being Black and Republican in the Age of Obama, and founder of GOPBuzz, a website and blog committed to offering information about
This is the second in a short series of articles designed to offer balance in our celebration of black history month, by honoring a few black conservatives who are making a difference.
Meet Scott Turner, a first term Republican Texas State Representative, representing District 33 which encompasses all of Rockwall and parts of Collin counties. I interviewed Scott over this past weekend, to hear about life in Texas’ 83rd legislative session, and to find out more about this soft-spoken, confident yet humble, successful man. Read more »
Before Black History month in America ends, and in light of the fact that so much of the 2013 celebration honors left-wing African-Americans, this short series of articles offers praise for some truly brave Americans---black Republican and conservative leaders.Read more »
Groundhog Day is a quasi-official national holiday celebrated on February 2nd each year. It is also the name of a classic 1993 movie featuring Bill Murray as Phil, who must live the same day over and over until he learns a lesson or two about life. Seems like voters might want to channel Phil for a while to consider why voting for Democrat policies and government in big cities is imposing the same day over and over on their poor, suffering residents. Read more »
Georgetown Constitutional Law Professor Michael Seidman’s January 2nd, 2013 New York Times Op-Ed “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution” has created a stir. While some dismiss his op-ed as a rant based on frustration that House Republicans are raising mild protest to the President’s tax agenda, Seidman’s proposal carries monumental consequences for America and should be roundly rejected.
Seidman argues that America should abandon the Constitution because (1) America hasn’t historically
The fiscal cliff deal in America involves higher taxes, and virtually no spending cuts. On January 1, Americans were hit with a $1 trillion Obamacare tax hike. And, the tax penalty under Obamacare will hit nearly six million uninsured Americans.
In related news, the scholarly and widely respected 2012 Index of Economic Freedom verifies that America is marching steadily and insistently away from freedom.
The Index is an annual international study of 184 countries around the world that focuses on 10 measures of economic freedom, including property rights, investment freedom, and business, trade, fiscal and monetary policy
NOW President urges women to become more dependent on government & supports forced confiscation of Americans’ private property
It is time for a new and honest national conversation in America about what spending policies actually help women.
Does increasing entitlement spending, and growing the size, power and control over society by the federal government make women more independent, successful and “liberated,” or does growing government negatively impact women and their opportunities to flourish and succeed?
My new book, Ladies, Can We Talk? America Needs Our Vote! invites women to take a fresh look at what kind of future our votes today will create. It urges women to consider