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No Hope in Hong Kong?

Real Clear Politics Entering the 15th consecutive week of protests in Hong Kong, peaceful protesters are also pleading for the United States Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would annually re-evaluate Hong Kong’s autonomy and its special…

Freedom Still Works, as Opposed to Socialism

Real Clear Politics Socialism has always been a failure, and each year the world receives more information about the failures and brutality of socialism, but a number of people who appear to be intelligent and sane continue to embrace it.

The Importance of WFP's Nod to Warren

Real Clear Politics A lot of progressive groups (and voters) have held off on making the Sanders-vs.-Warren choice. But they’ll face more and more pressure to decide how best to block Biden.

Why the Dem Candidates Are Hoping for a Downturn

Real Clear Politics Surely, there is a recession looming somewhere.

Time for Democrats to Go After Trump's Failing Economy

Real Clear Politics Democratic candidates have veered away from direct attacks on Trump. That’s a big mistake a€” he’s getting weaker
Beto O'Rourke's call for mandatory buyback of assault weapons roils Texas politics

Beto O'Rourke's call for mandatory buyback of assault weapons roils Texas politics

Texas Tribune News Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke takes the stage for the start of the 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential debate in Houston on Sept. 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman Beto O’Rourke may not be running for statewide office anymore, but it’s been difficult to tell in recent days. The Democratic presidential candidate’s aggressive push for […]

Governor Abbott Welcomes Major Toyota Investment In San Antonio

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at a Toyota economic development announcement in San Antonio. Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at a Toyota economic development announcement in San Antonio. Toyota Motors and Aisin AW announced a combined nearly $800 million economic development package, with […]

Governor Abbott Attends Grand Opening Of New Dallas Holocaust And Human Rights Museum

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the grand opening of the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the grand opening of the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. The Governor spoke on the importance of […]
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to Empower Texans' Michael Quinn Sullivan: “You are destroying our party”

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to Empower Texans' Michael Quinn Sullivan: “You are destroying our party”

Texas Tribune News Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (left) and Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan. Miguel Gutierrez Jr.: Patrick/Bob Daemmrich: Sullivan Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Michael Quinn Sullivan, a hardline conservative activist long aligned with the head of the Texas Senate, publicly accused each other of “destroying” the Republican Party on Tuesday — […]

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication The board licenses and regulates occupational therapy services in the state of Texas. Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Eddie Jessie and reappointed Jennifer Clark and Todd Novosad to the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners for terms set to expire February 1, 2025. The board licenses and regulates occupational […]

Iran May Be an Enemy, But Saudi Arabia Is No Friend

Real Clear Politics In 1987, an Iraqi warplane attacked an American Navy frigate, the Stark, on patrol in the Persian Gulf. Accepting Saddam Hussein’s explanation that the attack, which killed 37 sailors, had been an accident, American officials promptly used the incident, which came at the height of the Iran-Iraq war, to ratchet up […]

Hollywood's Great Leap Backward on Free Expression

Real Clear Politics Among the freedoms afforded to Hong Kong citizens after Britain gave up control in 1997 were freedom of speech and of the press. The result was a vibrant publishing industry that has produced a dizzying array of books, journals, newspapers, and magazines addressing every aspect of mainland China’s history, politics, and […]