Posts Tagged “Texas”

Robert Mugabe Dynasty Ends

Robert Mugabe Dynasty Ends

Last month the nearly four decade dynasty of Robert Gabriel Mugabe came to an end, beginning a new era in the history of Zimbabwe. What led to its demise and what lies ahead? Cecil Rhodes, circa 1900 A Brief Recap As detailed earlier this year in the article “Let My People Go,” two former sovereign…

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The Great Liquidity Crisis of the Not Too Distant Future

The Great Liquidity Crisis of the Not Too Distant Future

Washington’s politicians are fairly blasé about the national debt. After all, the interest payments to the debt are not significantly different than they have been over the last 40 years. However, what is not being communicated to the public is that the Federal Reserve must raise rates substantially over the coming years. If interest payments even begin…

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Joe Straus’s Last Nail

Joe Straus’s Last Nail

A year ago, did you really think we’d be standing here, like this? Then, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus was riding high, perched upon his Speaker’s chair, the gate keeper of the legal agenda. Now, he’s retiring from his seat and speaker’s role, and of last night, with the reprimand of his own…

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Bexar County GOP Meeting on Joe Straus Censure Tonight

Bexar County GOP Meeting on Joe Straus Censure Tonight

For those that thought the Joe Straus speakership saga came to an end with the Straus’s announcement that he would not seek reelection for the next legislative session, think again. Tonight, there will be a special meeting of the Bexar county GOP, where (so far) the only thing on the agenda is the censure of…

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A Time To Texit: Our Interview With Texas Musician Keefe Auber

A Time To Texit: Our Interview With Texas Musician Keefe Auber

A few months back, I was introduced to a relatively recent song from the country group known as the Keefe Auber Band. Titled Texit, it’s a light-hearted musical anthem about Texas independence. The song, besides being a wonderful toe-tapper, seemed to make a very good basic case for Texas Nationalism, so naturally, I had to…

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MI State Professor Uncovers $21T in Alleged Government Theft!

MI State Professor Uncovers $21T in Alleged Government Theft!

A Michigan State University professor and a group of grad students have made a discovery that might cause even the most cynical critic of the federal government to do a double-take. While going over federal budgets dating back to 1998, Dr. Mark Skidmore has allegedly discovered missing funds totaling 21 trillion dollars. That was no…

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The GOP Tax Bill and the New Normal

The GOP Tax Bill and the New Normal

Well, it’s been almost a year, and President Trump and the congressional Republicans finally have their first major legislative victory. That’s right! A year of legislative activity, with much capitulation to the left side of the isle, and this is all we have. So much winning. In the final days before its weekend passage, the…

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Trump Tweets on Debt, Debt Continues to Rise

Trump Tweets on Debt, Debt Continues to Rise

Yesterday, President Trump put out a tweet. I know, right? What else is new? He does that all the time, and they’re often over the top! Well, what makes this tweet noteworthy is its topic: The National Debt. This is a subject that Trump seldom discusses, but when he does, it makes you wonder if…

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Washington Subsidizes Chinese Shipping, Raising Prices Domestically

Washington Subsidizes Chinese Shipping, Raising Prices Domestically

It’s officially the Christmas season! Families are decorating for the Yuletide, the kids are looking forward to the day when they’re out of school until the new year, and Texas businesses are hard at work in the season where many make the majority of their sales. However, for those that use the mail to conduct…

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Texas Wind Energy Reaches New Heights

Texas Wind Energy Reaches New Heights

The Chron is reporting that energy produced through wind has overtaken coal to become the second biggest energy resource in Texas. The article states, “When a 155-megawatt wind farm in West Texas began commercial operation this month, it pushed the state’s wind power capacity to more than 20,000 megawatts, surpassing 19,800 megawatts of capacity from coal-fired power…

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Washington to Austin: No Money for Harvey Recovery

Washington to Austin: No Money for Harvey Recovery

In 2012, the Obama Administration requested $60.4B for costs associated with the response and recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Congress approved $51B on January, 2013. Immediately after Harvey struck, Trump stated “you’re going to see very rapid action from Congress.” “We’re going to get your funding.” And yet, in October, Governor Greg Abbott requested $61B for…

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2017 Federal Tax Reform Bill

2017 Federal Tax Reform Bill

Last week the U.S. House passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” its first major revision to the U.S. tax code since 1986. What changes are in store and what will they mean to Texas? Will this 440-page bill, when reconciled with its Senate counterpart and passed into law, save the Union from financial doom?…

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BitCoin and Texit

BitCoin and Texit

Anyone who has kept up with Bitcoin (BTC) knows that BTC has become a huge deal and quite the money making investment, with prices increasing seven-fold since the beginning of 2017. They also know that fundamental changes are in the works. The changes that are in preparation to be implemented have been divisive. In fact,…

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Federal Spending/Debt Will Drag Texas Down With D.C.

Federal Spending/Debt Will Drag Texas Down With D.C.

At this moment, the United States federal debt stands at a crushing $20,498,113,600,000. Let that sink in. 45.3% of Americans pay no federal tax, meaning that only 111 million Americans pay any income tax at all (note that the current population of the United States is currently 326 million). Let’s do the math. If we divide…

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Catalonia, South Tyrol and Austria: Part 2

Catalonia, South Tyrol and Austria: Part 2

In this two-part article on Catalonia, South Tyrol and Austria, we are examining disparate independence movements while highlighting a unifying theme. Part 1 covered Catalonia and South Tyrol. In this second part, we look at Austria and then close with some observations. Austria Austria recently elected Europe’s youngest national leader, 31-year old Sebastian Kurz.1 Although…

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Texas Monthly Warming to Independence

Texas Monthly Warming to Independence

Recently, the fairly Austintatious periodical Texas Monthly did a piece on Texas Independence, and of all the left-of-center press that’s ever covered the topic in my memory, I must say that Texas Monthly almost seemed giddy about the prospect of, if not a Republic of Texas, then at least the open discussion of it. Why…

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Washington Folds: Texas Regains Thousands of Acres Taken at the Red River!

Washington Folds: Texas Regains Thousands of Acres Taken at the Red River!

Late last week, a federal judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs concerning the Red River land grab! Those of you who have been regular readers of the Texian Partisan might remember our series on this topic (1, 2, 3), where we detailed the federal government’s appropriation of nearly a hundred thousand acres of privately…

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Leander: The Future Fort Knox of Texas

Leander: The Future Fort Knox of Texas

It’s been decided! The Texas Bullion Depository is going to be located in the city of Leander. Though, according to an article from Community Impact, the actual location is not being released for security considerations, Leander will play host to the very first gold depository that isn’t administered by the federal government. For those in…

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Catalonia, South Tyrol and Austria: Part 1

Catalonia, South Tyrol and Austria: Part 1

While Catalonia continues to pursue complete autonomy from Spain, some in South Tyrol are aiming to return to their cultural roots in Austria. Concurrently, the Austrian chancellor wants Austria to remain in the European Union. What do each of these developments have in common? In this article, we’ll examine each situation and then tie them…

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Zogby Poll May Show U.S. Shifting in Favor of Gun Control

Zogby Poll May Show U.S. Shifting in Favor of Gun Control

Yesterday, Zogby Analytics released a poll on gun control. No, it wasn’t one asking if we should get rid of the second amendment. Zogby admits that those numbers are strongly in 2A’s favor. However, what Zogby found may represent a turning point, of sorts, in public opinion on gun control. Zogby took 1514 likely U.S….

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