Tea Party Takeover or Makeover

The pundits are busy telling you what the “tea party takeover” in the Texas primaries means. These range from making being Hispanic illegal to saving us from crony capitalism. It’s likely that neither is true. But more to the point, the Tea Party, now the new boss, will quickly become “same as the old boss”, unless it finds its own independence. Think about it. What if Tea Party leaders decided to bust the unsavory deal between the two parties that[…]

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Isn’t it time to topple the King and Queen Lobbies?

Many folks are asking why we have formed another organization — the League of Independent Voters of Texas. One reason is because the “growth lobby”, arguably the King of all lobbies in Texas, can’t lure people here fast enough. In the midst of a historic drought and growing unaffordability, Texas is in trouble. Unparalleled growth has brought us profiteers. Water speculators are roosting in our towns preparing to swoop in to take our water to the growth corridors of this[…]

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