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Jul 11, 2014 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

I have generally been impressed by UT regents’ chair Paul Foster’s ability to smooth the waters concerning the Bill Powers controversy. But Foster was out of line when, a day after the University of Texas System announced that Powers would step down in June 2015 — ending a standoff…

The Missouri Gun Bill

Aug 29, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

The Missouri Legislature is on the cusp of passing a law that nullifies all federal firearms regulations in the state. A similar bill died in the Texas Senate this session. 

A $12 Million Gift for Chevron

Jul 31, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

If ever there was a clear-cut case for getting rid of the Texas Enterprise Fund, it is Rick Perry's decision to give Chevron, one of the world's richest corporations, a $12 million TEF grant.

Return of Super-PAC

Apr 11, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

The Hill reported on April 9 that the anti-incumbent super-PAC Campaign for Primary Accountability is back, and it will once again target long-serving lawmakers. Why should this concern us in Texas? It so happens that one of the targets of is Lamar Smith, of San Antonio. I trust…


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The poll was conducted by Voter Consumer Research between December 7 and December 9. The telephone survey included 601 general election voters and 466 Republican primary voters. The margin of error for the general election survey was +/- 4.1%, and +/- 4.6% for Republican primary voters. Favorability: * 67% of…