Weekly News Digest – Top Stories Affecting Texans

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why the Dem Candidates Are Hoping for a Downturn

Real Clear Politics Surely, there is a recession looming somewhere ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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When Politics Smothers Everyday Life

Real Clear Politics Partisan politics has crept into every corner of American life. Every topic, from jokes to films, is now refracted through that lens. It's a revoltin' development, as one ...
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Bring It On: Dems Will Regret Revisiting Kavanaugh Smears

Real Clear Politics The vitriolic and disgraceful confirmation battle over US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was thrust back into the news cycle over the weekend, as two New York Times ...
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Kavanaugh Is Looming Over Collins's Reelection in Maine

Real Clear Politics Kavanaugh is looming over Collins's 2020 reelection ...
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Crystal Mason's ballot was never counted. Will she still serve five years in prison for illegally voting?

Texas Tribune News "I feel like God has a purpose for everyone," Crystal Mason says, and that hers might be educating others about voting rights. Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune ...
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Central Texas river authority, lakefront property owners reach settlement to avoid draining four lakes – for now

Texas Tribune News An aerial shot of the dam on Lake McQueeny near Seguin on Aug. 30, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune State officials and lakefront property owners north of ...
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How Dems Can Fight Brett Kavanaugh

Real Clear Politics Removing a Supreme Court justice is nearly impossible-but Democrats can still weaken his power ...
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Democrats' Fresh Kavanaugh Smear Doesn't Hold Up

Real Clear Politics The Brett Kavanaugh lynch mob can't let it go. Now Democrats want to impeach the conservative Supreme Court justice over a new sexual-misconduct allegation in The New York ...
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