Daily Archives: April 10, 2016

Weekend link dump for April 10

Lots of corporations are getting nervous about being involved with the Republican national convention. As well they should. “Thus, in America‚Äôs increasingly polarized political climate, the LDS Church has managed to do the impossible: maintain credibility among their ideological brethren … Continue reading

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The Rodeo had an extra clown this year

OK, it was a rodeo in Mississippi, but I wasn’t going to ruin a good headline. The point is, that clown’s name was Sid Miller. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller used a combination of taxpayer money and campaign funds to … Continue reading

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Have I mentioned lately that the revenue cap is stupid public policy?

Because it is. Sales taxes are Houston’s second-largest source of revenue for the general fund, which pays for most core services. Just as concerning for city officials, however, was more news about the city’s largest general fund revenue source: property … Continue reading

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Anti-vaxxers gain ground in Texas

There’s a lesson in here that we need to learn. On a Friday night little over a year ago, a Texas mother of three was attending a school dance when she got a text message that stopped her cold. A … Continue reading

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